This website is owned and operated by the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation. Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a grantmaker, community resource, and philanthropic partner to local individuals, families and corporations. Michigan Gateway Community Foundation is committed to honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including visitors to our website and subscribers to our electronic newsletters.


Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation with your personal information is an act of trust. When you visit Michigan Gateway Community Foundation online, you remain anonymous, as we do not require registration to view our website or access information.

We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. We will also request information through online forms used to solicit information or seek answers to questions regarding the Foundation. The Foundation does not share or make public any personal information gathered through our website.

If you are a Michigan Gateway Community Foundation fund holder and you use our online system, you provide personal information to authenticate your identity. That information is only used on this site and is not distributed or sold to any other party or site. Our secure system for donors is encrypted with SHA-256 with RSA Encryption to provide security and privacy when you access fund information, initiate online fund transactions or send secure messages.


Under IRS Code, the following foundation documents are public information:

>IRS Forms 990 and affiliated schedules for the past three years.
>Exemption letter from the IRS.
>Approved application for exemption with supporting documentation.

Lists of our donors, other than those published in the annual report, are not available to the public. We do not reveal the name of anonymous donors.


Throughout our website(s), we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies and if you follow an external link, you do so at your own risk.


The Foundation will not give your email addresses to other organizations; however, we may occasionally send you mailings regarding events, products, or services by reputable third parties if we think they may be of interest to you. In such circumstances, we do not provide the organization with your information, but send the mailing ourselves.


We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from the foundation, please send an email to or write to:

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation
ATTN:  Privacy Policy
111 Days Avenue

Buchanan, Michigan   49107

Last Revised:  2/15/19