Giving through a community foundation offers a unique and powerful way for you to meet your philanthropic goals, whether you choose to establish your own endowment or contribute to a fund that already exists.

We’re here to help you make a difference in your community, leave a legacy and achieve your charitable vision. Whether you choose to embrace a specific cause or support an overall philanthropic effort, the NCCF will help you discover the power of endowed giving and define your charitable intent.

Individuals, families, corporations, institutions or nonprofit organizations may establish funds with the NCCF. We offer our donors many ways to meet their charitable goals. Most NCCF funds operate as perpetual endowments.

What is an endowment?

An endowment is a permanent fund that distributes only the income. The fund is invested and continues to grow through sound stewardship; the recipient (your cause, institution or nonprofit) continues to receive a perpetual and ever-increasing amount of income. Because your dollars are pooled for investment, you can maximize giving and fund growth.

Types of funds

The power of endowment

How it works

What to give and ways to give

Advantages of community vs. private vs. commercial fund

Planned giving

For current donors

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