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Giving Opportunities

Preserving the Past for the Future

Your contribution is truly a gift that keeps on giving! The various foundation trusts are perpetual, and only the interest is used to preserve and maintain Historic Charlton Park. Whatever form your gift takes, rest assured that only a percentage of the interest from invested funds is expended—the principal is never touched. Your gracious gift will truly make a positive impact improving the quality of life here in Barry County.

Learn more below about giving directly to the Charlton Park Village Foundation and the various funds established at the Barry Community Foundation

Give Directly to the Charlton Park Village Foundation

The Charlton Park Village Foundation (CPVF) was established in 1988 for the sole purpose of providing funds needed to preserve and maintain the Park’s historic village, the museum, and its collections. Thanks to this endowment, the CPVF can provide funding every year to repair things like roofs on historic buildings, or to purchase storage boxes for the collection, or restore artifacts like the Hastings City Bank clock.

The CPVF is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization and is licensed to solicit funds MICS/13374. Your gift is tax deductible. Click the button below to learn more about the Foundation and make a donation today!

Give to Funds Established at the Barry Community Foundation

If you are considering a donation to the Barry Community Foundation, please consider designating one of the funds below. Click the links below to make a donation on the Barry Community Foundation website.

  • Charlton Park Foundation Fund
    To Support Historic Charlton Park Village, Museum and Recreation Area.
  • Barry County Parks Fund
    To support the needs and operations of parks across Barry County.
  • Catherine Peck Roberts Charlton Park Fund
    To support the enhancement of historical preservation, programs and activities in its broadest scope, including but not limited to, acquisitions, renovations and coordination of staff, committees and management of Charlton Park, located in Barry County.

Please consider a donation to the Charlton Park Village Foundation or a fund established at the Barry Community Foundation. Donate online or call (269) 945-3775 for additional information. Your gift is tax deductible.

Your own financial circumstances, and your trusted advisors, can best determine a plan advantageous to you, your heirs and the chosen fund. Consult your attorney, tax advisor or plan administrator. Donors may choose to make a cash donation to the Foundation or give through their estate by establishing a charitable lead trust, revocable living trust, charitable remainder trust and/or a gift of stock or property. A current life insurance policy may no longer have an appropriate beneficiary, so the fund could be named. A retirement plan or IRA may be subjected to estate tax, in addition to income tax, your tax savings increase with this gift