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.

  • 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.

Please click here to view a standard Nonprofit Fund agreement. To learn more about establishing an nonprofit fund, contact our staff at (970) 224-3462.


Nonprofit Agency Funds

Click on an organization to visit its website.

Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Alpha Center
American Hippotherapy Association
Alternatives to Violence
Bas Bleu Theatre Company
Berthoud Historical Society 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County
Children's Speech and Reading Center
Colorado Open Lands
Colorado Youth Outdoors
The Community Kitchen
Disabled Resource Services
Estes Park Museum
   Friends & Foundation

Estes Valley Crisis Advocates

Estes Valley Restorative Justice
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
Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek
Global Village Museum of Arts
   and Culture
High Plains Foundation
House of Neighborly Service
Larimer Chorale
Larimer County 4-H Youth Foundation
Larimer Humane Society
Lincoln Center
Loveland Housing Educational

Loveland Methodist Foundation, Inc.
Loveland Youth Gardeners
Lubick Foundation- Ram Strength
The Matthews House
Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins
Meals on Wheels of Loveland
   and Berthoud
Neighbor to Neighbor
Partners Mentoring Youth
Pathways Hospice
Poudre Landmarks Foundation
   Agency Fund

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.
   (Senior Alternatives in Transportation)
SummitStone Health Partners
Trees, Water & People
United Way of Larimer County