Give where you live

We know you love your community. We know you have ideas about how to make it even better.

We make it easy for you to do that.

Through the Capital Region Community Foundation, you can establish a fund or pool your donation with others to support local nonprofits and charities working in the arts, education, the environment, employment training, health care and other areas. No gift is too small.

Our Community Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt public charity managing a permanent pool of charitable funds on behalf of thousands of donors. When you give through Capital Region Community Foundation, you join a network of others as committed to creating change as you are.

Take a look at the exciting, innovative ways people are bringing about change in our community, and then consider the many ways to give.

Giving in action: Building Twentyone fosters academic success

Building Twentyone, a free, student-led, after-school program, gives south Lansing’s middle and high school students the space and time to get homework help and participate in enrichment activities. A $4,600 grant from our Community Foundation provides program support and scholarships to Lansing-area students.

Read more about Building Twentyone and other grantee stories.

I was able to join a program to help me with my writing so I could be a better nonfiction writer. You can find your passion here.”

- Jordyn Henley, eighth-grader, Holt Junior High

Ready to start a fund?

We can help. The Capital Region Community Foundation manages more than $81 million in 400 funds.

Your options:

  • Undesignated funds enable the foundation to respond to the ever-changing needs of our community. Through an open-application process, our grant committee and board determine what charitable programs will be supported by the income earned on the fund.
  • Donor-advised funds are set up and named by the donor, who recommends charitable disbursements to the board.
  • Designated funds allow a donor to name a specific charitable organization or organizations that are to be assisted by a gift. The board ensures that the grants made from a designated fund are used as the donor intends in perpetuity.
  • Field-of-interest funds support initiatives in such areas as arts and culture, community development, health and human services, education or scholarships. Our grants committee designates the specific organization or program that will receive support; donors choose the field of interest.
  • Agency endowments support the tax-exempt organizations that establish them.

Take a look at all of our types of funds.

Thinking about your legacy?

If giving is part of your estate planning, we have a number of giving options for you and your professional advisor to consider. We can help with the following:

  • Bequests
  • Retirement assets
  • Charitable lead trusts, remainder trusts and gift annuities
  • Life insurance

Consider planned giving.

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