Donor Resources

There are as many ways to give as there are motivations. The key to a rewarding giving experience is finding the best fit for your financial goals and personal preferences.


Here we provide tools and materials you can use when deciding how best to contribute to Saginaw Community Foundation to match your philanthropic plan.

General Advice

Deciding to give is an important decision. Make sure you are prepared to meet your philanthropic goals with tools provided here.

Deciding To Give Transfer of Wealth Study

Types of Funds

Whether you have a specific charitable passion or simply have the desire to make an impact, Saginaw Community Foundation has a fund type to meet any philanthropic need.

Types of Charitable Funds
Unrestricted Funds
Field of Interest Funds
Designated Funds
Scholarship Funds
Donor Advised Funds

Wills, Gift Annuities & Trusts

There are many ways to leave a personal legacy with Saginaw Community Foundation. Our experts are here to help guide you with your bequests.

Bequest by Will 
Charitable Gift Annuity 
Charitable Lead Trust 
Charitable Remainder Trust

Giving Assets

Charitable donations can be realized in many different forms. Real estate, appreciable stocks or naming Saginaw Community Foundation as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy are all possibilities. Learn more below:

Real Estate 
Appreciated Stock 
Life Insurance

Sample Legal Language

We’ve made it easy to leave a bequest to the Saginaw Community Foundation in a will with sample legal language passages for your clients to use.  

Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate philanthropy is a great way to support the communities where your employees work and live. Learn more about the variety of ways Saginaw Community Foundation can help your company give back to the community you are proud to call home.