Nonprofit Organization Funds

Nonprofits choose to invest their assets with CFWNC to gain access to institutional-caliber strategies in a cost-effective manner.

Foothills Conservancy of NC’s (FCNC) mission is to permanently protect land and water resources. “While it might be challenging to wrap one’s mind around permanence, that is what we have to plan for,” said Executive Director Andrew Kota. “Part of that planning begins with intelligent, well-qualified investment management to make wise use of the land trust’s financial assets.” Learn more about FCNC's partnership with CFWNC. Photo courtesy of FCNC.

What is a nonprofit organization fund?

More than 130 nonprofits, civic clubs, places of worship and other charitable organizations in Western North Carolina have chosen to secure all or part of their endowment with The Community Foundation. Nonprofit assets under management account for more than 20 percent of CFWNC's total funds. An initial gift of $25,000 can establish a nonprofit fund that provides annual support to a nonprofit and allows the principal to grow in perpetuity.

More time to focus on your mission.

CFWNC helps regional nonprofit organizations by offering expertise in administration and investment management. Nonprofit fundholders complement their development efforts with CFWNC's full range of charitable products including gift annuities and remainder trusts. CFWNC staff is available to help negotiate complex gifts and offer solutions.

Placing endowed funds at The Community Foundation ensures the long-term stewardship and objective fiscal management of a nonprofit’s funds and frees nonprofit staff from the burdens of endowment management and reporting. Reach out to learn more.

Endowment services include:

  • Reinvestment or distribution of fund earnings
  • Tax reporting and documentation
  • Annual audit of all funds
  • Quarterly fund statements and online access to fund information
  • Workshops on endowment asset development
  • Planned giving assistance and technical resources

CFWNC manages more than 200 funds for 130 nonprofits across the region.

Watch the video on the foundation's work with Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.