Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation
Gifts that grow
and bloom forever
The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation is a single-purpose foundation established in 1992. The Foundation exists to build and maintain an endowment fund to support the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
Your support of the Foundation helps Meijer Gardens maintain its world-class botanical gardens, sculpture collection, amphitheater, art and educational programs.
The Foundation offers many ways to give to the endowment with gifts that will grow and bloom forever. Please consider your role in the Foundation and your legacy in perpetuity.
Be part of the beauty by donating a gift of cash or a planned gift.
Gift of Cash
A lifetime gift of cash is the most immediate and simple way to give to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation. This donation may be claimed as a charitable deduction by those taxpayers who itemize their deductions.
Gift of Appreciated Securities
A lifetime gift of an appreciated asset, which has been owned for more than one year, gives the donor a charitable deduction for the full market value of the asset by those taxpayers who itemize their deductions. This strategy also avoids capital gain taxes on the growth of the security.
Gift at Death
A gift at the donor's death by way of an estate pledge, by will or by Trust, to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation may reduce a donor’s estate subject to tax.
Join a Society
The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation offers two societies for those who have made significant contributions to the Foundation. Members of the societies qualify for permanent recognition by the Foundation, have opportunity to establish a named fund and are invited to the annual Donor Recognition event.
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