2020 ACCF
MARCH NEWSLETTER
ACCF is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.



The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Accreditation Program represents a community foundation’s commitment to going above and beyond federal and state requirements to demonstrate accountability and excellence to communities, policymakers, and the public. As community foundations face regulation at the state and the federal level, the accreditation program provides an additional layer of rigorous, sector-driven and enforced accountability.

The Accreditation Seal is only awarded to those community foundations that continue to meet comprehensive standards. Those receiving the Accreditation Seal have demonstrated their commitment to the success and well-being of every cause and person they support, and are willing and able to stand by every grant they have made. Dollars set aside for charity are limited. The Accreditation Seal signals to donors and to their professional advisers that a community foundation is a sound place to give and make a difference.

92% of the nation’s largest community foundations participate in the National Standards Program. In 2013 alone, community foundations gave an estimated $5.2 billion to nonprofit activities in fields that included health and human services, the environment, education, and disaster relief.
We surpassed our goal of 6 ,000 jars of Peanut Butter!


Thank you
to all who donated money, jars of peanut butter
or were a drop site for this drive.

The Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative thanks you, you have helped those who are struggling right here in Allegan County!


Gear up for the kick off of our Cereal Drive -
the whole month of April.

The cereal drive benefits the pantry members of the
Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative.
Drop off locations will be announced on social media, on our website and in our April e-newsletter.
WHY COMPLETE THE CENSUS?

The census count has consequences we will live with for the next decade, if not longer. This makes the stakes even higher.
Michigan stands to lose millions of dollars in federal support for programs that use census data. These include Medicaid, nutrition assistance, highway construction and planning, Title I and Special Education Grants, Foster Care and Child Care Grants, K-12 education, Section 8 Vouchers, and Head Start/Early Start — for which Michigan received more than $14 billion in 2015. We all win with an accurate census count.

HOW TO COMPLETE THE CENSUS

Invitations to respond will arrive in mailboxes starting in March 2020. Responding to the census will be easier than ever in 2020. There will be three ways for you to complete the 2020 census:

On-line * By Phone * By Mail


Census Day is April 1, 2020 - Be Counted!

Scholarships are available for every school district in
Allegan County !

Some deadlines are as soon as March 13th!

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions
The ACCF's 2020 Officers of the Board.

Kaylani Rubley, President
Laree Waanders, Vice-President
Jodi White, Secretary
Steve Angle, Treasurer

Thank you for your commitment to the Foundation.
If you make charitable contributions, a
Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) administered by the Foundation may be for you.
Here are a few of the reasons why a DAF might be the next step in your charitable giving plan:

  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction in the year you contribute to your DAF.
  • You recommend grants for the charities of your choosing and we do the rest.The Foundation performs due diligence on every charity recommended to receive a grant. Are they in good standing with the IRS? Are they up-to-date with state and federal requirements? Are they willing to accept your gift?
  • The Foundation sends the grant check, notifies you when the grant check is sent, and communicates any acknowledgements provided by your charity.
  • A monthly or quarterly statement allows you to track your fund balance and grants awarded.
  • The only paperwork you need for your taxes is your gift acknowledgement from the Foundation.
THANK YOU TO OUR NON-PROFIT SPOTLIGHT SPONSORS

Their sponsorship helps off-set cost of producing, publishing and distribution.
We are actively looking for more sponsors. Please contact Jennifer at 269.673.8344 or jcollins@alleganfoundation.org to learn more details and cost.
Visit us at: 112 Locust Street, downtown Allegan
Mailing address: PO Box 278, Allegan, MI 49010

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