Types of Funds

We manage a variety of fund types; together, we can create a charitable giving option that best suits your needs. Click one of the bars below to learn more about that type of fund, its benefits, and how it works.

A Field of Interest Fund managed by the Foundation, provides grants to a specific nonprofit or a nonprofit whose, mission focuses in an area of interest. A Field of Interest Fund can be created as either an endowment (permanent fund) or a spend-down fund.

Benefits

The Field of Interest fund may accept donations, is invested with our pooled investment accounts, and grants from this fund are designated as defined by the fund agreement.

The Foundation charges minimum management fees, which in turn support the operations of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation.

How it works

Open the fund with cash or assets (cash equivalents, stock, or bitcoin). The new fund can be opened with any amount and accepts donations over time.

For a Field of Interest Endowment Fund (permanent fund), $25,000 is recommended to begin making grants. Annual distributions from this fund will be used for grants to the specific nonprofit or nonprofits which serve the specific field of interest. In most cases, grant applications are reviewed by committee.

For a Field of Interest Spend-Down Fund, all amounts in the fund are available for grant making annually as noted in the fund agreement. The available balance will be used for grants to the specific nonprofit or nonprofits that serve the specific field of interest. In most cases, grant applications are reviewed by committee.

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a personalized fund managed by the Foundation from which you make recommendations for grants to IRS-qualified organizations you care about throughout the year. The initial donation is made to the Foundation, and through the Fund Advisor Portal you manage your account and make grant recommendations. A DAF supports the operations of the Foundation while providing support for your favorite nonprofits. A DAF can be tax deductible. Please discuss with your financial advisor.

Benefits

A DAF is an easy vehicle for making donations to your favorite nonprofits.

Your funds are invested in the Foundation’s pooled investment accounts.

You have 24-hour-online-access to view and suggest grants from the fund from the Fund Advisor Portal.

Your family and friends can make donations to your DAF on your behalf.

The Foundation charges minimum management fees, which in turn support the operations of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation.

How it works

Open the fund with cash or assets (cash equivalents, stock, or bitcoin). The fund accepts donations beyond your own gifts.

Make grant recommendations online, with 24-hour-access, as often as you prefer to nonprofits you want to support.

Choose a purpose for the grant, such as for a campaign or for operations, or in memory of a loved one.

Make the grants to nonprofits anonymously, or provide grantor contact information.

The Foundation verifies that your grant request will be used for charitable purposes and provides quarterly updates via the Donor Portal.

A scholarship fund can help to make a student’s dream in higher education a reality.

You choose the purpose of the scholarship that best aligns with your values and interest, and we will assist you in creating the eligibility criteria, amount to award, and scholarship committee. The scholarship fund can be either an endowment fund (permanent) or spend-down fund.

Benefits

Our online scholarship application portal allows students to complete one application for a number of scholarships.

Your funds are invested in our pooled investment accounts.

The Fund Advisor has 24-hour-online-access to the fund.

The Foundation charges minimum management fees, which in-turn support the operations of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation.

How it works

Open the fund with cash or assets (cash equivalents, stock, or bitcoin) and fund agreement.

Donations to the scholarship, which is published on our website, can be made online or by mailing a check.

Scholarship applications are online and can be accessed numerous times by the applicant before submitting.

The Foundation manages the scholarship and awards on behalf of the YSHS Schools for an administrative fee to the fund.

Memorial gifts can be directed to a current or to a new fund of the Foundation; the gifts can be individual or a fund can be set up to accept donations. All of the fund types of the Foundation can be created for Memorial Gifts. Please contact the Foundation and we will assist you to ensure your Memorial Gift fills your expectations.

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