Establishing a Nonprofit Endowment

Nonprofit Funds are established by nonprofits to grow their endowments. This partnership between the nonprofit and Community Foundation allows the nonprofit to focus their staff and board time on marketing and solicitation efforts. 

Please click here to view a standard Nonprofit Fund agreement. 


  • The Community Foundation adds value to nonprofit endowment programs by offering an investment program that small and midsized nonprofits simply cannot afford to duplicate without at least several million dollars in assets. 

  • Designing an investment policy, selecting an Investment Committee, and performing an extensive, thoughtful investment advisor search can be a major distraction for any nonprofit. Many agencies get sidetracked with these duties and spend little time actually promoting and soliciting endowment gifts.

  • Our staff provides hands-on assistance, allowing you to outsource your planned giving duties to our organization. We can confidently handle gifts involving complex assets, gift annuities, and trust arrangements. 

  • We have an experienced CPA on staff and have state-of-the-art accounting software designed specifically for the fund accounting needs of a community foundation. Nonprofit representatives can access NetCommunity, our online portal, to easily create customized fund statements for any time period they specify. These fund statements show investment performance, new gifts, distributions, and the amount available for distribution.

  • Nonprofits that have endowment funds with the Community Foundation benefit from the exposure to our family of donors and fund advisors. We share your story with our local philanthropic community and encourage them to support your agency's vision.

  • This Community Foundation has created an Endowment Building Toolkit designed to help nonprofit organizations be successful in establishing and building an endowed fund.

To learn more about establishing a nonprofit fund, contact our staff at (970) 224-3462.


Nonprofit Agency Funds

Click on an organization to visit its website.

3 Hopeful Hearts
Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Alpha Center
American Hippotherapy Association
Alternatives to Violence
Bas Bleu Theatre Company
Berthoud Historical Society 
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County
Calvary Lutheran Church
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Children's Speech and Reading Center

Colorado Open Lands
Colorado Youth Outdoors
Community Kitchen
Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, Inc.
Crossroads Safehouse
Downtown Club of Fort Collins
Disabled Resource Services
Estes Park Learning Place
Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation
Estes Valley Crisis Advocates
Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success
Estes Valley Restorative Justice
Finally Home
Food Bank for Larimer County
Foothills Gateway
Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Charitable Foundation

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic
Fort Collins Children's Theatre
Fort Collins Museum of Art
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Fort Collins Symphony Endowment Fund, Inc.
Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek
Global Village Museum of Arts and Culture
Haxtun United Methodist Church
Haxtun Community Child Care Center
Haxtun Hospital District Foundation
Hearts & Horses
High Plains Foundation
Homeward Alliance
House of Neighborly Service
Junior League of Fort Collins
KidsPak - Loveland Rotary Club
Larimer Chorale (Larimer Choral Society)
Larimer County 4-H Youth Foundation
Larimer Humane Society
Lincoln Center
Loveland Habitat for Humanity
Loveland Housing Authority

Loveland Methodist Foundation, Inc.
Loveland Rotary Club Foundation
Loveland Youth Gardeners
Lubick Foundation - Ram Strength
Matthews House
Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins
Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud
Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation
Neighbor to Neighbor
Partners Mentoring Youth
Pathways Hospice 
Poudre Landmarks Foundation
Poudre River Library Trust, Inc.
Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
Project Self-Sufficiency
Project Smile
Realities for Children Charities
Respite Care
Rotary Club of Fort Collins Charities Inc.
SAINT, Inc. (Senior Alternatives in Transportation)
Sterling Family Resource Center 
SummitStone Health Partners 
Trees, Water & People
United Way of Larimer County