Thank you for your support of Mequon Community Foundation! Donations are accepted through our website and via mail. We also can accept gifts of appreciated stock.

As a Community Foundation, we accept gifts to “wherever most needed” as well as specific projects and areas within the City, including, but not limited to:
  • Mequon Community Foundation General Fund
  • Mequon Community Foundation Endowment
  • Mequon Community Bike/Pedestrian Paths
  • Mequon Fire Department
  • Mequon Police Department (including K-9 program)
  • Mequon Parks Department

To register for the Pillars of the Community luncheon on June 7, 2022, please click here to visit our POTC event page.


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Gifts of $5,000 or more can be pledged over a 3-5 year period. Gifts of $10,000 or more (now or in the future) make you eligible to join our Legacy Club. Click here to learn more about the Legacy Club.

Donors may elect to give to the foundation’s general endowment or restrict their gifts for specific projects or organizations. Various ways to support the Mequon Community Foundation include:

Checks

Please make checks payable to Mequon Community Foundation and mail to:
Mequon Community Foundation
P.O. Box 52
Mequon, WI 53092

Credit Cards

For your convenience, Mequon Community Foundation accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

You may make a gift safely and easily online at any time.
Your contribution will be credited to our General Fund unless otherwise indicated. Checks must be postmarked, or delivered in person, by December 31st in order to be eligible for a charitable deduction on income tax returns for that calendar year. Credit card gifts must be received by midnight on December 31 in order to be eligible for a charitable deduction on income tax returns for that calendar year.

In addition, the Mequon Community Foundation can receive a Charitable IRA Rollover. If you are interested in learning more about how you can donate all or a portion of your Required Minimum Distribution directly to the Foundation without declaring it as income, please contact your financial advisor or learn more here.

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund is a simple, tax-smart investment account for charitable giving. To learn more, please follow this link: A New Way to Think About Your Charitable Giving.

“Establishing a Donor Advised Fund and granting from it might sound complicated but my husband and I found it to be a smart, simple and straightforward process for us. We set up a Fund, transferred appreciated stock into it, and made a grant to MCF in just a few clicks.”

- A New MCF Donor

Appreciated Securities

Mequon Community Foundation welcomes gifts of appreciated stock. Please contact 262-238-3850 or info@mcfgives.org for more information.

Bequests

The official bequest language for Mequon Community Foundation is "I, [name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise and bequeath to Mequon Community Foundation, Inc., located in Mequon, WI [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

While we understand some individuals prefer to remain anonymous, others like to be recognized in advance that they have named the Foundation as a beneficiary in their estate plans or of a life insurance policy. If you would like us to know of your intent, please contact 262-238-3850 or info@mcfgives.org.

Endowment

The MCF Endowment provides donors with an opportunity to create a lasting legacy and enhance the quality of life in Mequon for many years to come. As good stewards of the gifts we have received over the last 20 years, we will invest our endowment funds wisely to ensure that we remain able to support the programs, services and green spaces that are an important part of why we have chosen to live or work in Mequon.
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Donate via Thrivent Choice®

A financial gift has the potential to be life changing.

Through Thrivent Choice, you can contribute to organizations and causes you care about, and influence how Thrivent distributes some of its charitable funding. Anyone can make a personal donation to enrolled organizations through Thrivent’s online giving platform. Thrivent will even pay the processing fees* so your entire gift goes to the organization – making the most of your gift.


To learn more or make a personal donation, tap the button below.


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* Thrivent will pay the online processing fees for personal donations made through InFaith Community Foundation up to $100,000 per calendar year.