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Community Foundation of Van Buren County

Professional Advisors 

The Community Foundation of Van Buren County works closely with professional advisors (attorneys, accountants, financial planners, bankers, and life insurance representatives) to help their clients realize their charitable objectives and personal interests. The Community Foundation helps to integrate charitable giving within estate and financial plans, facilitate anonymous giving, and assist with complex gift instruments.

As a professional advisor do you ask yourself, "How can I recommend charity without recommending a charity?" The answer is simple. Talk to your clients about giving through the Community Foundation of Van Buren County.

Estate planners, financial planners, and other professional advisors are often faced with a delicate dilemma: You want to discuss the many benefits of charitable giving with your clients, but you want to avoid recommending specific charitable causes or organizations.

Fortunately, there's a simple solution. It's your local community foundation, the Community Foundation of Van Buren County. A community foundation is a single, trusted vehicle your clients can use to address the issues they care about most, while gaining maximum tax benefit under state and federal law. The Community Foundation offers a variety of giving options - including the ability to set up a charitable fund in your client's name. It's just one way the Foundation can help you help your clients achieve their charitable goals.


Types of Funds at Community Foundation of VBC

  1. Acorn

  2. Non-endowed Donor Advised

  3. Community Impact Endowment (unrestricted)

  4. Corporate Fund

  5. Designated Funds

  6. Endowed Donor Advised Funds

  7. Field of Interest Funds

  8. Scholarships

  9. Nonprofit Endowment


Types of Gifts Available at VBC

Charitable Assets
Click here to learn more about how you can give, the type of funds, and other gift planning resources.