Create Financial Stability

Establish an endowment to give your organization a permanent source of income. Endowed funds at the Community Foundation are pooled and invested to grow the assets while allowing for annual distributions. With access to world-class investment managers and strategies, we’re here to help your organization serve Linn County for generations to come.

“With the Endowment Challenge Grant, we will be building toward a more stable future, ensuring that Red Cedar will continue to reach underserved populations through the next succession and beyond.”

Miera Kim
Executive Director
Red Cedar Chamber Music 

Is an Endowment Right for Your Organization?

An endowment can provide your organization with long-term support, but it’s also a long-term commitment. In general, you might be ready to establish an endowment if your organization:

  • Has donors who have been giving for ten or more years
  • Has a multi-generational pool of prospects
  • Has received at least one planned gift in the last five years
  • Has a dedicated staff position for cultivating prospects and donors
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Tools to Support Your Endowment-Building

Building an endowment can help prepare your organization for the future—but doing so can be a big undertaking. Our Nonprofit Endowment Toolkit can get you started in the right direction.

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Endowment Challenge Grants Offer Matching Gifts

Endowment Challenge Grants are an opportunity to start or grow your endowment with matching dollars from the Community Foundation. Endowment Challenge Grants can help your nonprofit engage donors, build your donor base, and build a permanent source of revenue.

Questions? We’re Here to Help! Contact us today!

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Arthur Kim, MA, CAP®
Development Officer


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