Start a Nonprofit Fund

Strong nonprofits are vital to the health of our communities. A nonprofit fund established at the Arizona Community Foundation helps build your organization's financial strength.

We offer three types of Nonprofit Funds

ACF nonprofit funds can support your work in perpetuity, provide a separate account to save for a major project, or help your organization plan for an emergency. We can even help you honor donor restrictions. Reach out today to learn more.

Reserve (Spendable)

A professionally managed fund that allows a nonprofit to earmark and invest dollars for strategic initiatives or emergency use and generate income while remaining accessible to the organization's board.

 

Board Designated (Quasi-Endowed)

A board designated, professionally managed fund that allows a nonprofit to generate investment income, year after year. ACF provides safeguards against principal invasion in order to achieve long term sustainability.

 

Donor Restricted

A professionally managed fund that allows a nonprofit to leverage ACF's infrastructure to honor donor restricted gifts.

Create a nonprofit fund

ACF offers nonprofits the ability to establish an organizational fund that provides reliable financial support while earning income through pooled investments.

ACF offers nonprofits the ability to establish an organizational fund that provides reliable financial support while earning income through pooled investments.

Fund Spotlight

A Safe, Growing Endowment

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Our continuing relationship with ACF helps us develop new programs. Our motto: ‘Small town, great prospects,’ celebrates a bright future with collaborators and partners who help us fulfill this vision.

Cynthia Conroy

Founder & President of Bisbee Vogue, Inc.

Advantages of Establishing a Nonprofit Fund

Stability and Credibility

ACF has managed charitable funds for nonprofit organizations, individuals, families, and businesses since 1978.

Investment expertise

With more than $1.1 billion assets under management, ACF assures substantial efficiencies and economies of scale as well as diversification of investments.

Flexibility

Nonprofits can choose one or any combination of the three fund types. Multiple funds can be pooled for administrative fee purposes.

Stewardship

Each nonprofit fundholder is assigned a designated Relationship Manager who is available for regular meetings and support.

Capacity building

Fundholders have access to ACF staff for specialized trainings in endowment building, planned giving, and accepting complex assets.