Types of funds

We offer our donors many ways to meet their charitable goals. The most common include:

Donor advised funds are vehicles that allow you to simplify and streamline your charitable giving. By establishing a tax-deductible donor advised endowment with NCCF, you can centralize your charitable donations, making giving easy, flexible and fun.

A donor advised fund operates much like a private foundation, but without the expense and tax-reporting requirements.

Field of interest funds are established to support programs or organizations in a subject area important to the donor, such as education, preservation, the environment or the arts. 

Designated funds are established to benefit specific organizations or programs. If a designated organization dissolves, NCCF works with you or the fund representative to identify a similar program to maintain the spirit of the original charitable intent.

Agency funds are established by a nonprofit organization to provide an annual source of income to support its mission or operations. An organization placing its endowment with NCCF directly benefits from inclusion in a large portfolio, with access to experienced investment managers and other endowment services.

Scholarship funds provide grants for post high school educational purposes. Donors may recommend an academic focus for their scholarship funds (such as nursing, the arts or engineering) and eligibility criteria (including financial need, academic merit, geographic residence and/or community service).

Charitable Giving Guide

Policies and procedures for donors.

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Kathryn Roebuck Holding, J.D.
Vice President of Development & Donor Engagement
Email
(919) 256-6932
To begin
Beth Boney Jenkins
Development Officer, East
Email
(910) 782-2895
For donors in eastern counties
Jake Pope
Development Officer, Central
Email
(919) 256-6917
For donors in the central region
Megan Lynch Ellis
Development Officer, West
Email
(828) 355-4306
For donors in western counties
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