Types of Funds
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Allows donors to contribute assets to your fund at any time and then recommend grants to support charitable groups of your choice. They are a flexible, personalized way to support nonprofit groups.
FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS
Provides support to nonprofit organizations that work on issues important to the donor. Once the donor determines the issues they want to support, DCCF will identify suitable grant recipients for approval. Donors can either choose an issue of importance or recommend grants to specific groups working on the issue(s). Example: Hearts & Hands Fund
DONOR DESIGNATED FUNDS
Ideal for donors who want to support one or more specific non-profit organizations. Nonprofit groups can also establish this kind of fund as part of their organization’s own fundraising strategy.
Douglas County Community Foundation can help donors begin or transfer their private or family foundation to the Community Foundation. This eliminates the administrative burdens, while maximizing tax advantages. DCCF has a wealth of knowledge about current needs in Douglas County and how to maximize charitable giving through the Foundation. We can provide a simple way to fulfill multiple charitable interests without forming a family foundation.
FISCAL SPONSORSHIP FUND
Provides program support and financial services for charitable and beneficial community projects. Example: Living and Aging Well in Lone Tree
Members of a giving circle donate to a pooled fund, deciding as a collective where to distribute gifts. Many giving circles donate their time as well as their money to support local nonprofits. Donations for a giving circle may range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars each year. For friends, neighbors or family members who desire to be actively engaged in philanthropy and want to pool resources to create a fund and tackle an issue they care about, a giving circle could be the right vehicle for that.
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION FUNDS
Nonprofit organizations can operate under DCCF’s charitable umbrella. These organizations may have their own board (on which donors may choose to serve) and determine their own investment and grant priorities. These funds may not be controlled by the donor or the donor’s family.
MEMORIAL OR HONORARY FUNDS
Help establish a way to honor or remember significant people in our lives.
There may be other fund vehicles or hybrid funds that better reach your clients' philanthropic goals. DCCF is committed to finding a fund that works for them.
|Business Support Fees||Basic||Premium|
|$20,000 to $1 million||1.5%-min $750||2.0%-min $1,500|
|$1 million-$4 million||1.0%||1.25%|
|$5 million-$10 million||.50%||.75%|