Ways to Give

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There are many ways to make a financial gift to the GRCC Foundation. Whether it's a cash donation or the transfer of other assets, your gift to GRCC through the GRCC Foundation costs less than you think. Please consult your tax advisor regarding your specific situation.

Give Online

You can now give your gift online. You can support the unrestricted fund or any scholarship fund, by filling in this secure online form.


A cash gift is the most popular way to give because of its simplicity. Cash contributions can be a one-time gift or pledged over a period of time to establish an endowed fund to carry on the name of a loved one into perpetuity.

Appreciated Property

Giving stocks, bonds, mutual funds or real estate will provide greater tax benefits than a cash gift of equivalent value, especially if they have a low cost basis. First, you'll receive a charitable deduction for the full market value. Then, by giving to the GRCC Foundation, you avoid capital gains tax-money you would have to pay if you liquidated the property.

Life Insurance

Giving a life insurance policy is an inexpensive way to make a substantial contribution to GRCC. Many people find in later years that they don't need all the insurance they did when they were younger. You may name The GRCC Foundation as sole beneficiary and transfer ownership. Once you do that, you are immediately eligible for a charitable tax deduction on the computed current value of your paid-up policy.

Charitable Bequests Made in Wills or Trusts

Charitable bequests enable you to make significant contributions that may not have been possible during your lifetime. The most obvious advantage to remembering the GRCC Foundation in your will is that you reduce estate taxes while still supporting GRCC.

Planned Gifts

A planned gift is a gift made or promised from the donor's assets (typically appreciated assets) or estate. Contact your financial advisor for information regarding planned giving, or contact the Foundation staff.

Matching Gifts

When you are ready to make a gift to GRCC, request a matching gift form from your company's human resources office. Send that form along with your gift to The Foundation at GRCC. We'll process the matching gift form to enhance your contribution.


For more information or if you have questions regarding charitable bequests and/or planned gifts, contact Corey Turner at (616) 234-3025 or coreyturner@grcc.edu