Nonprofit Funds

When you decide to create a nonprofit fund with the Foundation, you join a network of nonprofits working diligently to cultivate vibrant and thriving communities across Delaware County while also gaining access to top-tier investment services and the full support of an organization focused on philanthropy.


Types of Funds

The Foundation for Delaware County offers two types of funds for nonprofits: the Nonprofit Endowment Fund and the Nonprofit Reserve Fund. The key distinction between these two funds is how your organization accesses the assets in the fund. Read the Q&A to learn more.

  • Advantages of Starting a Nonprofit Fund

  • Planned Giving Partnership

    Any nonprofit organization with an endowment or a reserve fund at the Foundation can access our comprehensive planned giving partnership program. This includes the management of Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and Charitable Lead Trusts. Learn more here.

  • Exceptional Investment Management

    Our investments are managed by PFM Asset Management, a world-class investment firm that manages more than $210.2 billion in assets. We multiply the impact of your dollars by pooling them with the Foundation’s assets so we can engage in investment opportunities not available to smaller investors. Find out more about our investments.

  • Fund Administration Services

    We offer administrative services and provide technical support for a range of gifts, such as appreciated securities, real estate, bequests, and more.

  • Enhanced Donor Trust

    Having a fund with the Foundation demonstrates your organization’s affiliation with a respected local public charity. Our history and mission can provide reassurance to your prospective donors, who value the stewardship we offer.

  • Staff Expertise

    Our staff is always here to help you with your needs, and we maintain strong connections with nonprofits throughout the state and stay abreast of local and national trends in grantmaking and charitable giving.


    Read more from two nonprofits that started endowment funds with the Foundation.