You may start a fund with a minimum of $10,000 ($20,000 for a scholarship fund). If you do not have $10,000 to start with but are still interested in beginning a fund, you can open a $2,000 Acorn Fund. Contribute $2,000 each year for five years until you reach the minimum amount.
Sit down with a member of our team to talk about your goals for how you want your investment to make a difference in the community.
We’ll prepare the details of your fund for you to review. If you approve of the details, you’ll sign the fund document to make the fund official.
After you’ve made your initial contribution to your fund, the foundation will provide you with a quarterly financial statement.
If you want to start making a difference in Wayne County but aren’t ready to start your own fund, consider joining area philanthropists in the GIVE 365 program, in which you give a dollar per day.
Donate $365 all at once or in quarterly payments. Sign up and give online today!
Join over 80 other current members, couples, and families as you determine the annual grant making theme and select grant recipients.
Half of the pooled contributions are put into a permanent endowment fund and the other half is set aside to be given each year.