Nonprofit Organization Funds

Nonprofit organizations 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 have chosen to secure all or part of their endowment with The Community Foundation. Nonprofit assets under management account for more than 25 percent of CFWNC's total funds. An initial gift of $25,000 can establish a nonprofit fund that provides annual support 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 charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. CFWNC staff is available to help negotiate complex gifts and offer solutions. Placing endowed funds at CFWNC ensures the long-term stewardship and objective fiscal management of a nonprofit’s assets and frees nonprofit staff from the burdens of endowment management and reporting. Reach out to learn more.

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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 including assistance with gifts of real estate

CFWNC manages more than 210 funds for 130 nonprofit organizations across the region.

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