Albion Community Foundation – Sponsor of the Giving Edition of the General Guide

Albion Community Foundation has sponsored the Giving Edition of the General Guide in 2015, 2016,  2017, and 2018.
In 2017 the foundation moved to a new location at 1002 N. Eaton Street, Albion, Michigan.

Visit their website at

fountain_foundationAlbion Community Foundation

“strengthens the greater Albion

area by cultivating community assets to enhance our quality of life.
The Albion Community Foundation helps individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofit agencies achieve their charitable and financial goals by providing tools and resources that make giving easy, flexible, and effective.”

Recently the Albion Community Foundation had an event called “What is Philanthropy?” and showed a movie buy the same name. A trailer from the film, that is inspirational for times like these, can be found at

The film’s director, Salvatore Alaimo, a Grand Valley professor of public, nonprofit and health administration shares some concept of the films from the film on this link.

“Alaimo wants to “bust” certain myths with his film. He wants to dispel the notion that philanthropy is just for rich people. Philanthropy is not limited to the wealthy, nor is it limited to financial giving, says Alaimo.

He says that philanthropy exists because not all of society’s needs are met through businesses and government. Tax money theoretically goes towards services for which there’s a general consensus of support, such as police and schools. This means public funding tends to stay away from things like symphonies or food pantries, he says. These are niches of need that fall through the gaps, and Alaimo says that philanthropy fills those needs.”