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Create Your Own Giving Strategy

The Catholic Foundation welcomes and encourages new gifts at any time. We are pleased to serve you in realizing your charitable vision by providing you with a menu of fund options and services to facilitate your Catholic generosity — whether that means giving now or giving later.

Options for Giving to a Fund


Make a gift at any time online by credit or debit card. Please make sure you designate what Fund you would like your gift directed to, otherwise we understand you are making an unrestricted gift. 


Donating stock and mutual fund shares is a great way to support the work of the Catholic Foundation or any of the parishes, Catholic schools or ministries which we serve. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits:

  • You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds
  • The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible
  • There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation


Make a gift using a check or money order made out to “Catholic Foundation of West Michigan” and mail to: Catholic Foundation of West Michigan / 360 Division Ave / Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Please remember that if you are giving a gift to a fund other than the Catholic Foundation’s operations, include the name of the fund you are giving to on your check.


Create an honorary or memorial fund, or add your contribution to an existing fund to remember a friend or family member, to lift up the life of a particular person who made a special impact on you. This type of gift serves as a testament of the love, respect, or appreciation you have for the special individual.

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