Why Choose a Community Foundation?

The Advantages of an Endowment

Perpetuity

Placing an endowment with the Community Foundation allows the Board of an organization to protect its endowment for the long-term and ensure growth to the principle through investment and continued donations.

Tax Assistance

The Community Foundation provides donors with maximum tax advantages, much greater than that of a private foundation.

Pooled Investments

Your endowment will be pooled with other funds held at the Community Foundation allowing for a broader spectrum of investments, protection of capital and increased returns.

Fund Management Expertise

The Community Foundation handles all of the administrative and investment details, allowing the organization to focus on its mission. Establishing an endowment also provides investment oversight by the Community Foundation’s Investment Committee of top regional investment professionals.

Increased Visibility

The Community Foundation has developed a strong reputation among community leaders and donors as one of the voices of community philanthropy. Establishing a fund with the Community Foundation shows your commitment to a long-term sustainable mission.