Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in working with the Catholic Foundations of Michigan. Our team is focused on helping you maximize your faithful charitable goals. We share a passion to help your generosity do the most good for our Catholic community.

The Catholic Foundation of Michigan will accept one-time, recurring, or planned gifts of money, securities, retirement plan assets, fully paid life insurance policies, and more. Gifts may be given to a specific fund or designated for gifting by the foundation.

Gifts can be of any size and can support multiple funds, from restricted endowments, to scholarships to specific Catholic field of interest funds. You can give to one of our nearly 100 existing funds, or you can Start a Fund of your own.

Anyone can add to an existing fund at any time, in any amount–even if you did not start the fund! Donating to an existing fund is easy, and there are options for everyone:

Gifts by Mail

Mailing a gift of cash – You can send us a check or money order. Please let us know if you want your gift used for a specific purpose by indicating that purpose either in the memo line or in a letter to us.

Make a gift using a check or money order made out to “Catholic Foundation of Michigan” and mail to:

Catholic Foundation of Michigan
1145 W. Long Lake Rd. #201
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

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

For a list of all funds, please click here.

Electronic Check (ACH) 

We accept Electronic Checks (ACH) online up to $125,000 and over the phone by calling 248.204.0332

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Credit Cards

We accept all major credit cards online and over the phone by calling 248.204.0332

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IRA Rollover

Roll over all or a portion of your IRA’s required minimum distribution. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift of up to $100,000 to support your beloved parish or ministry. You will not pay taxes on any distributions made to The Catholic Foundation. Read more.

Wire Transfer

Click here for specific instructions on how to make a donation via bank wire transfer. Please indicate in the notes the specific purpose or the name of the fund you are directing your contribution to.

Marketable Securities

This is one of the most popular ways to support charitable causes because it is quick and simple to transfer securities to The Catholic Foundation – after liquidation, we will deposit the assets into the fund of your choice.

If you have bonds, mutual funds or closely held stock, contact us to discuss a possible gift. You can make a gift of securities in your will, or use them to create endowment funds, donor advised funds, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts.

Learn more about how to transfer securities.

Real Estate

Appreciated real estate such as your personal or commercial property can be donated in a portion before it is sold, or you can leave real estate in your will to one of our current funds or use it to create a fund upon your death. It preserves cash, gives lifetime income, and provides significant tax advantages.

Contact the Catholic Foundation to learn more.

Life Insurance Policies

Simply designate The Catholic Foundation as the beneficiary and specify the name of the fund.

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Charitable Gift Annuity

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.


Designate the Catholic Foundation of Michigan as a beneficiary in your will.

The following is sample bequest language attorneys may use in preparation of a will benefiting your fund with the Catholic Foundation of Michigan:

I/we the undersigned, give (a percent or a dollar amount) of my/our estate to support the Catholic Foundation:

Catholic Foundation of Michigan
1145 W. Long Lake Rd. #210

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Phone: 248.204.0332
Tax I.D. #81-4107324

Language similar to the following also may be added:

This bequest is to be used to:

  • Create a new permanent endowment to benefit (Insert name of your parish, school or other organizations or causes).
  • Be added to the (Fund Name) at the Catholic Foundation of Michigan.


For more information, contact:
The Catholic Foundation of Michigan
1145 W. Long Lake Road, Suite 201
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302