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Ways to Give

Honor your family, friends and loved ones by making a tribute gift to Pontiac Community Foundation. 

Your generous, tax-deductible gift will help improve the quality of life for Pontiac children and families, by supporting our work in the focus areas of Neighborhood Investment, Economic Vitality, Civic Engagement, and Racial Equity. Your gift provides transportation solutions, access to recreational activities, leadership development opportunities, and so much more for Pontiac children and families. 

When you make a tribute gift to Pontiac Community Foundation, your loved one will receive a card sent by email or by postal mail letting them know about your kind gesture. 

There are many special occasions where a tribute gift from Pontiac Community Foundation makes for the perfect gift:

Memorials and bequests
Milestones and achievements
Birthdays and anniversaries


Anytime, in honor of someone special

Ways You Can Give

Each option helps build a brighter future for Pontiac.

Give an “in honor of” or memorial gift

Memorialize the life of or honor a loved one by supporting our mission of building a brighter future for Pontiac.

Make an “in honor of” or memorial gift by mail

Print out our honor/memorial donation form, and mail it to this address:

Pontiac Community Foundation 
Honor/Memorial Gifts
P.O. Box 431362
Pontiac, MI 48343

Donate and send an honor or memorial card

When you make a donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one, you can select a recipient to be notified of your gift. We’ll send them a personalized email or card.

Resources for funeral home directors and professionals

We are happy to provide you with Pontiac Community Foundation branded envelopes and other memorial gift supplies. Please contact Sommer Brock, VP of Development at 248-246-6620 or via email at [email protected].

Mattie McKinney Hatchett Park Brick Paver and Stepping Stone dedications

Engraved bricks and stepping stones are located on pathways at the newly redeveloped Mattie McKinney Hatchett Park in Pontiac. When you choose this method to honor or memorialize your loved one, your gift will support Neighborhood Investment initiatives at the Pontiac Community Foundation.  


Transportation is one of the most critical issues in the City of Pontiac with over 17% of Pontiac’s households having no access to a vehicle. These issues manifest in a variety of areas, such as residents facing issues traveling to their doctor’s appointments, challenges with access to healthy foods at a reasonable location, or even for the city’s youth to participate in recreational activities. Not only is this seen on an individual basis with Pontiac residents, but it is consistently noted as a problem with service providers across the community. M1 Mobility aims to solve these issues by providing a variety of services to both individuals and nonprofits.

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