Start a Fund

Contributions to the Mackinac Island Community Foundation can be directed into one of our existing funds or, with a minimum contribution of $5,000, can be used to create a new fund.

Field of Interest Funds

You can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. Arts. Cancer. Aging. At-risk youth. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift. Our board awards grants to community agencies and programs that are making a difference in the area you select.

Designated Funds

You can direct your gift to a specific agency or purpose. Help provide ongoing funding for the Mackinac Island Medical Center, Mackinac State Historic Parks, the Mackinac Island Public Library, your church, or virtually any non-profit charitable organization. You identify the recipient you wish to benefit through your gift; our staff manages the annual distribution of funds.

Advised Funds

You can have ongoing involvement in the use of your gift. You work with our professional grant-making staff, identifying ways to use dollars from your advised fund to address the community needs you care about most. Your recommendations are submitted to our local board of trustees for approval; we then manage distribution of your grant dollars.

Please contact us and we can help you meet your goals in establishing a new fund at the Mackinac Island Community Foundation.

Statue of Liberty

The restoration and relocation of the Statue of Liberty at the Mackinac Island marina was made possible by contributions to the General Fund, Father Jim Williams Fund, Richard and Jane Manoogian Fund and Henry and Audrienne Murray Family Fund.