The Bear Lake Watershed Alliance (BLWA) established an endowment fund in late 2013 to
augment fundraisers and dues that support operations necessary to help achieve. Their mission
was to protect and enhance the Bear Lake Watershed. Hopefully, the endowment fund will
grow significantly over future years assuring that all that needs to be done, can be done. The
Manistee County Community Foundation (MCCF) will be receiving and investing the
endowment funds for the BLWA.
The $5,000 required to initiate the endowment fund was generated by ten families that each
purchased a $500 lifetime family membership in the Bear Lake Watershed Alliance. Now that
the endowment fund has been established, there is no minimum requirement. Future gifts can
be made in any denomination. Donations can be made in cash, stocks, life insurance or real
The Bear Lake Watershed Alliance Endowment Fund may be an option for a memorial to a
loved one. Or a gift to the fund may be made to honor a person who continues to devote time
and talent to the preservation of Bear Lake. Gifts can also be a vehicle for planned giving or
Individuals, families, businesses and organizations can contribute to the endowment. Gifts are
100% tax deductible as the MCCF has a 501 C-3 federal tax exempt status.
If you would like to make a donation to the Endowment Fund using your credit card, you may
use the MCCF secure site to do so below.
Donate via credit Card!
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