Community foundations generally maintain a variety of fund types from donor advised funds to agency endowment funds to designated and field-of-interest funds. Community foundations and other charitable organizations may also have relationships with supporting organizations. Learn more about the particular characteristics, management and legal requirements of these giving options and find information to help determine the best structure for your donors.
In-Depth knowledge on Funds Management
Historical information around non-component and donor-directed funds.
Raising money for community needs is the central function of community foundations. No surprise, then, that we receive more questions about fundraising than about any other topic.
A look at some of the legal and non-legal aspects of merging one charitable program or organization with another.
This document outlines the basics of component funds, field of interest funds, donor advised funds and restrictions around these funds.
This memorandum considers whether adoption of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) requires changes to existing guidance regarding the reporting and classification of assets held by community foundations.
The widespread adoption of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) across the country has already been of great help to charities, in part because the financial markets collapsed just months after the uniform act was approved.
Helpful tips and resources for managing your investments. Members only content.
“If I create a fund at the community foundation, can my investment manager still manage the funds?” You may have already come across a donor that asked this question.