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November 2017 Update

In this edition:
Giving Tuesday |  Forever Fund Campaign
IRA Rollover Benefits | Scholarship Portal Opening
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is next Tuesday, November 28.  

Giving Tuesday celebrates generosity by providing people everywhere with an opportunity to give more, give smarter, and give great.  You can learn more about Giving Tuesday and how the Community Foundation is participating here.  

Scholarship Portal Opens 


The Branch County Community Foundation's scholarship portal will open on Friday, December 1, 2017.  

We are pleased to provide an online scholarship application platform that helps applicants apply for a variety of awards with a single submission.  

We hold many types of scholarship funds, such as one that gives priority to family members and associates of Asama Coldwater Michigan.  And we support applications and on behalf of local organizations like Southern Michigan Bank & Trust.  To see a full list of scholarships available, and to learn more about our process and deadlines, please visit our scholarship page on the BCCF website.  

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts

A gift to the Branch County Community Foundation can also mean a tax savings.  In December 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover was signed into law.  This allows taxpayers age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income.

To learn more about using your IRA as a gift vehicle, contact the BCCF staff at 517.278.4517 or via email.  

Forever Fund Campaign

The Forever Fund Campaign is an exciting new initiative led by the Branch County Community Foundation (BCCF).  Our goal is to increase the amount of grant funds available to qualifying nonprofit agencies in the Branch County area.

More information on the campaign and how you can participate is available on our website at
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