Perceptions can not run without you! Perceptions’ many programs, projects, and events can only continue with your strong financial support. We ask you consider donating to help make us successful. We are a 501c(3) charitable organization; so donations are tax deductible. Perceptions funds support the LGBT and Ally community in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Benefits of our donors:

  • You set the amount of your annual or monthly donation!
  • Your donation is tax deductible! .
  • You choose your level of support annually or monthly to meet your specific situation!
  • You can encourage a broader group to be donors! Allies, businesses, corporations, other non-profits, churches, and
    others can be donors. You can ask friends, businesses, and organizations you know to support Perceptions and be assured they will be included as donors. (Note: Only individual donors have been defined as donor-members for voting purposes.)
  • You make Perceptions possible! With donor-determined level of support to the Perceptions General Account, Perceptions
    can continue and expand the following:
    • Periodic Monthly General Meetings with speakers
    • 3 monthly discussion groups (men’s, Transgender, and Lesbian/Bi Women’s)
    • Pride Celebration Awards
    • Presence/Booths at community and public events
    • Sponsorship and Partnerships with other non-profits for LGBT benefit
    • Newsletters
    • Website
    • Donations to area Benefits
    • General & Administrative Costs Costs (Insurance, IT costs, promotional materials, office supplies, printing,
      communications, activity expenses, etc.)

Become a DONOR-member today!

It’s up to you! To become a donor, use one of these methods:

One-Time Donation

Monthly Donation

Donation Options


Check/Cash to Perceptions, P.O. Box 1525, Midland, MI, 48641.
Please use this Donation-Form to send your donation.

More Ways to Donate:

An easy way to support Perceptions is by joining your company’s United Way Campaign and taking advantage of payroll deduction or other contribution options. The United Way will collect and forward your contributions on either a quarterly or annual basis, keeping only a handling fee for its efforts.

Contributions to the United Way are tax deductible. Consider making Perceptions (Official Name: Saginaw Valley GLBT Group, Inc.) your designated non-profit! Just ask your United Way Campaign Director for the non-profit designation section of the sign-up form.

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Scholarship Fund

Saginaw Community Foundation

Established in 2007, the Perceptions Scholarship Fund at the Saginaw Community Foundation is awarded each May to a Michigan resident who has demonstrated a passion for promoting mutual respect and acceptance across borders of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.



  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Resident of Michigan
  • High school senior, college student, or non-traditional student
  • Pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree or vocational training
  • Demonstrated a commitment to promoting respect and acceptance of diversity across
    all borders including race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment

Donations designated for the scholarship fund can be made online, by mail to Perceptions, or directly to the Saginaw Community Foundation with the Perceptions Scholarship Fund in the check memo.

When you click the “Donate” button, you will be directed to a secure PayPal page, where you can pay
with a PayPal account or a credit card. A PayPal account is not required.

Be sure to select Perceptions Scholarship from the drop-down menu.

Donation Options