How We Can Help Non-profits
NCCF offers organizations many of the benefits of an endowment while doing most of the administrative work, including documentation, accounting and reporting.
Your nonprofit organization can endow its future by establishing a fund with the National Catholic Community Foundation. Endowments—permanent investment funds that earn income annually—were once a tool of only the largest charitable organizations with great resources.
National Catholic Community Foundation can be of help to organizations that:
- Desire cost-effective and independent fund management
- Want funds to endow their long-term future
- Wish to collaborate with other congregations on specific or field-of-interest projects and need administrative resources to oversee wise use of the funds
- Desire maximized leverage and return on investment
Smaller organizations need and deserve long-term funding stability, but limitations of staff and investment management expertise may restrict their ability to develop this vital financial resource.
At NCCF, we recognize the obstacles that smaller charitable organizations face in gaining access to the financial benefits offered by an endowment. By establishing a fund with NCCF, smaller organizations benefit from NCCF’s investment management expertise.
NCCF’s professional investment activities help nonprofit organizations achieve their long-term goals by helping them preserve a significant amount of capital; attract more and larger donations and increase principal and income.
With these services from NCCF, an organization will obtain all the benefits of an endowment, plus other advantages of associating with the National Catholic Community Foundation.
Benefits to Organizations
- Administrative convenience. NCCF offers many of the benefits of an endowment while doing most of the administrative work, including documentation, accounting and reporting. NCCF’s accounts are audited annually.
- Professional investment. NCCF selects investment vehicles appropriate for long-term investment, balancing equity protection with growth and income. The Board of Trustees regularly evaluates and adjusts, if necessary, our investment portfolios to ensure objectives are met and performance is consistent with those objectives. We invest organizational funds transferred to NCCF in segregated accounts. An organization can be reasonably confident that its fund will yield income for the benefit of the organization, and that the principal will be preserved.
- Stability of investment. Because endowments are enduring by nature, they offer stability that appeals to donors. The added reassurance of NCCF’s fund management can increase donors’ confidence further. As a result, an organization may attract more sizable donations.