Why Become a Donor

The Cadillac Area Community Foundation’s purpose is to promote philanthropy and provide stewardship and leadership to enhance the use of community resources to meet the needs of our citizens. The Foundation accomplishes this by encouraging charitable giving, providing their expertise and philanthropic services to bring donors at all levels of giving, protecting and managing all fund assets, supporting local nonprofit organizations through grantmaking, serving as a resource and catalyst for change in the community, bringing together different forces in the community to develop new ways to use the community’s capacities and assets, and developing permanent endowments and resources for today’s and tomorrow’s generations to meet the challenge of the times.

Many reasons persuade donors to give through the Cadillac Area Community Foundations, such as our grantmaking expertise, financial benefits to donors, effective leadership, accountability, permanence, flexibility, simplicity, and the ability of the donor to receive public recognition or remain anonymous.

Let these advantages work for you:

  • Contributing through a community foundation is cost-effective. Your donation may be eligible for a federal charitable deduction if you itemize. We encourage you to consult with your tax specialist regarding your specific situation.
  • A volunteer Board of Trustees, composed of knowledgeable, caring, and committed community leaders representing the diversity of our community, provides overall direction and policy.
  • The Community Foundation is fully accountable to the community. Our records are public, and our programs are carefully monitored. An independent audit helps ensure fiscal responsibility.


You receive personalized service. Each individual, family, or organization we work with has unique charitable interests…and unique financial circumstances. We help you make the most of both, so you receive the greatest return on your community investment.

If you would like to connect to the causes you care about; give something back to the place that you love; leave a legacy for those who follow; then let us show you how to get started and make it happen!

Call the Cadillac Area Community Foundation at 231-775-9911. It really is that simple to champion the spirit of giving and sharing, while making good things happen for the entire Cadillac community!

The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors’ wishes.