Robinson's Folly & Small PointeWhy Give?

There are many benefits to contributing to funds managed by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation:

  • Since you care about Mackinac Island, you can be directly involved in preserving and protecting it forever.

  • By giving one gift to MICF, you can support many different Island projects and organizations.

  • The gift you give today keeps on giving for years to come!

  • We offer donor involvement in selecting charities.

  • We help donors create an individual or family legacy.

  • We accept a wide variety of assets to simplify the giving experience.

  • A tax-deductible contribution to MICF allows you to help the Island and yourself at the same time.

  • If you donate real estate or stock, you can take a tax deduction for the entire fair market value of the gift and bypass capital gains tax.

  • You can get an immediate deduction for your charitable contribution and have a say in determining how it is used to benefit the Island.

  • We are known for prudent stewardship and investment practices.  MICF is fully accountable to the community and our records are public.


Plus...

  • You can address a broad range of local needs: Arts. Aging. At-risk youth. The Environment. These are just a few aspects of community life supported by your Community Foundation. Every year we make grants to local agencies and programs serving our ever-changing population. Think of us as a simple vehicle for addressing a broad range of community needs.

  • Your donation works forever. And it’s fully tax deductible. When you donate through our endowment funds, your gift principal never gets spent. It’s carefully invested, and the earnings are used to benefit our community through annual grants.

  • You can create a personal legacy of giving. We offer a variety of giving options — including the ability to set up a special fund named for you, for your family, or in memory of a loved one. If you wish, you can be involved in the distribution of grant dollars generated by your fund. It’s a highly personalized approach to giving.