Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland

Establish a Nonprofit Endowment Fund

The Community Foundation is an expert in managing charitable endowments just as nonprofits are experts in their mission. An endowment fund for a nonprofit organization is a simple and effective way to create income and long term financial stability. 

Nonprofit endowment funds are endowments that provide permanent income streams to support nonprofits’ programs and operations. The Community Foundation holds and invests the endowed assets, providing responsible and professional fund management. Investment earnings are granted back to the agencies annually to support their mission.

“Our endowment fund demonstrates that we’re committed to the future, and we think our donors value that. It’s about permanence and sustainable stewardship.”  –Family Hope Foundation


Have questions?

Contact Elizabeth Kidd, Vice President of Community Impact, at 616-994-8851 or via email.

Did you know:

  • We currently manage 120+ nonprofit endowment funds.

Your nonprofit (or a supporter of your organization) may establish a nonprofit endowment fund to provide you sustenance in perpetuity. 

In turn, the Community Foundation provides you with:

  • Annual distributions of earnings that you can take by check, defer to a subsequent year, or invest in your nonprofit fund’s endowment.
  • Fund management services - We invest the endowment so you, your staff and board can focus on your mission and endowment building. We also manage the operational details—including gift acceptance and tax receipting, accounting, and reporting.
  • Acceptance of unusual assets - We relieve you of handling more complex gifts involving privately held stock, mutual fund shares, and real estate, making it easy on both you and your donors.
  • Planned giving and endowment fundraising support - While the Community Foundation does not serve as your fundraiser, our experienced staff are available to consult with you, your board and its committees, and donor prospects about planned giving and endowment strategies and techniques.
  • Enhanced donor confidence - By entrusting your endowment to the Community Foundation’s Investment Committee and its professional investment advisor, you demonstrate that you take your organization's future, its asset management, and endowment building seriously. You also align with a trusted community partner.

View our existing nonprofit endowment funds

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Spotlight on Nonprofit Endowments

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