Types of Funds

There are a variety of charitable Funds available to support your personal approach to giving and your charitable intent.

What are the types of Funds?

Designated Funds

Donors who wish to support a specific agency or cause can establish a Designated Fund, or contribute to an existing one. If the original charity ceases to exist, becomes obsolete or is unable to perform their charitable purposes, our Board of Directors is able to redirect the funds to an organization providing similar services without the cost of expensive legal action.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds allow donors to recommend charitable grants at any time, with no mandatory annual payout rate. Easy and flexible, these Funds have no legal costs and no annual tax returns. Donors receive maximum tax benefits for their giving to the Funds due to the CFCV’s status as a public charity and can access learning opportunities, online tools and expert staff.

Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds are often established to support particular interest areas, specific program initiatives, causes or geographic areas. At the donor's request, use of the funds is restricted to a specified area of interest, but flexibility remains to meet changing situations.

Organization Funds

Many nonprofits establish an Endowment Organization Fund to grow their assets and enhance their ability to accept large and complex gifts. They look to our Board of Directors for strong investment oversight services and ask our staff to manage all of the administrative details of the endowment. This can provide a relatively constant source of annual income and help maintain their mission in perpetuity. It also frees the nonprofit to focus on what they do best in the community.

Scholarship Funds

The creation of a Scholarship Fund is attractive to many donors and can be structured to benefit students at any education level, or for a specific institution. A scholarship fund can also be established to honor a loved one. Some donors choose to stay involved through advisory relationships, while others name advisory committees to assist in the selection of recipients. Either way, our staff will handle the necessary paperwork and will ensure that scholarships are distributed in an equitable manner.

Special Projects Fund

Special Project Funds are pass-through Funds that support a specific charitable purpose and solicit support from a broad range of donors. Non-endowed and not invested in our main investment pool, these Funds are held in cash during their time at the CFCV.

Unrestricted Funds

Unrestricted Funds give the Community Foundation the ability to respond to pressing and often changing needs in the community. They allow our Board of Trustees to identify opportunities and target dollars where they will be most effective. Donors can establish a named permanent fund for a minimum contribution of $25,000.

... CFCV is among the most respected organizations of its kind in the U.S., so I have the opportunity to work with accomplished professionals and an organization having a measurable impact in people’s lives."

– Fred Crawford, Aflac Chief Financial Officer; CFCV board member

Which Fund is right for you?

Our staff is eager to discuss these options with you and help you select one that matches your giving needs.

Establish a Fund in your name.

Any of these Funds can be established in your name, organization's name, or anyone you wish to honor. Be remembered for your community investment.

Establish a Fund Today.

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