Establish A Nonprofit Fund

By choosing to establish a nonprofit fund at the Vermont Community Foundation, you join more than 150 nonprofit organizations that are helping to build healthy and vital Vermont communities, while gaining access to world-class investment services and receiving support from an organization whose only business is philanthropy.

Benefits of a Nonprofit Fund with the Community Foundation

  • World-class Investment Management

    We work with an independent investment consultant that manages $35 billion in assets and works with more than 135 clients to offer low-fee, world-class investment management services to our fundholders. Learn more about our investments.

  • Fund Management Services

    We provide basic administrative services and provide you with technical assistance for various types of gifts, including appreciated securities, real estate, bequests, and more.

  • Planned Giving Partnership Program

    Any nonprofit organization with a reserve or endowment fund at the Community Foundation can take advantage of our turn-key planned giving partnership program at no cost, which includes the management of Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and Charitable Lead Trusts. Read more about the program.

  • Increased Donor Confidence

    Having a fund at the Foundation gives your organization an affiliation with a respected statewide public charity. Our history and mission can help reassure your prospective donors who value the stewardship we provide.

What Type of  Fund is Right for Your Organization?

We offer two types of funds for nonprofits: The Nonprofit Endowment Fund and the Nonprofit Reserve Fund. The main differences between these two funds are in how your organization accesses the assets in the fund and in the fee structure.

Read the Question & Answer Sheet and see the chart below to compare and see if one (or both!) is right for your organization.