The Southfield Community Foundation offers donors many different types of funds through which they may realize their charitable goals and honor or memorialize family or friends. You are encouraged to call the Foundation at 248-351-1320 to discuss specific goals and opportunities for investment in our community.

*All fund balances as of June 30, 2000

Unrestricted Funds offer the broadest giving option, allowing grants to be made to wherever our professional staff determines our community's needs are the greatest.

Millennium Fund $704,886*

Field of Interest Funds give you the ability to support areas of special interest or concern. The Foundation will identify the local organizations making an impact on the areas that best achieve your charitable intent.

Arts & Culture Fund New in 2001
Diversity Fund New in 2002
Emergency Services Fund $7,863
Mary Thompson Fund $192,942
SPS Education Fund $142,639
Youth Activities Fund $560,080

Donor-Advised Funds allow you to suggest what programs and projects you are interested in supporting, while you avoid the costs and administrative demands of managing your own charitable foundation. The members of our Board of Directors make the final decisions.

Charlene Coursen Family Advised Fund $10,071

Donor Designated Funds let you support a specific agency or charitable organization, with those causes receiving income as long as they are in existence. Agency Endowment Funds are established by nonprofit organizations, enlisting the Community Foundation to invest endowment money. This assists the organization with investment management–creating long-term financial security, while relieving the agency of time-consuming management responsibilities.

Volunteer Impact Agency Endowment Fund $50,000

Scholarship Funds let you provide educational opportunities to local students, according to the objectives and criteria you set. Funds may be designed to honor the memory of a loved one, send a student to your alma mater or support a student in pecific areas of study.

Helping Educate Surviving Students Fund New in 2001
Gene Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund New in 2001
Memorial Scholarship Fund $11,100
Tony Spina Enhancement Fund New in 2002

Community Funds are used to meet current community needs and are not permanent funds.

Donor-Named Funds ensure that your name, or the name of another, will always be remembered and linked with philanthropy. These funds become part of our unrestricted community endowment fund which targets all grant areas. Grant decisions are made by the Board of Trustees.

For further information on specific philanthropic interests, please contact
Warren E. Goodell at 248-351-1320


The Southfield Community Foundation
25630 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48075

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