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Our mission is to create a healthier community and support Osteopathic Medicine in West Michigan. We do this by issuing scholarships and grants that make a difference now and in the future.

The Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan is a non-profit public charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donating to the Foundation

Your contribution to the Osteopathic Foundation represents an investment in the future. Gifts of all sizes are valued and appreciated!
You may specify a purpose for your gift or if you prefer, leave it unrestricted for use where the need is the greatest.

Outright Gifts of Cash or Stock

Most people make outright gifts on an annual basis and enjoy being philanthropic throughout their lives. Such outright donations are generally in the form of cash or stock. This provides for immediate impact, and donors receive an income tax deduction in the year the contribution was made.


Endowment gifts are a great way for donors to ensure perpetual support. Annual investment income generated by an endowment fund covers program expenses while the principal remains intact to ensure future funding. Funds established become an enduring symbol of the donor’s generosity.

Planned Giving

Opportunities to make significant charitable gifts occur most often when people make major business, personal, and financial decisions. Planned giving can significantly impact and benefit the community as well as the donor. Will you consider a gift to the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan when you are planning for retirement, revising a will, or contemplating the sale of a major asset or business?

Wills & Living Trusts

Charitable bequests are one of the easiest ways to include funds for the future of the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan. These bequests can be structured in a variety of ways:

  • A specific sum of money
  • A percentage of an estate
  • A percentage of a certain piece of property

There is also an option for donors to designate the Osteopathic Foundation as a “contingent beneficiary.” Such designation is in the event other named beneficiaries do not outlive the donor. In addition, donors may name the Osteopathic Foundation as a “residuary beneficiary” for all or a portion of an estate. If you choose to include the Osteopathic Foundation in a Will or Living Trust, please use our full/legal name: “Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan.”

A History of Generosity

We invest in strategic programs that ensure West Michigan residents — now and for generations to come — have access to the care and resources they need to live a healthy life.

We are grateful for our generous donors who help us continue the osteopathic legacy in the Muskegon area and support our work toward a healthier future.

Questions About Giving?

If you have any questions about donating to the Osteopathic Foundation, please contact the Foundation’s Office by giving us a call at (231) 720-0288 or email.