Hot Springs Future Fund
What is a Future Fund?
A Future Fund is a fresh and exciting approach to charitable giving. Its mission is to engage and provide today’s young visionaries and leaders with a means to impact their community through the giving of their pooled resources, talents, and convictions. Here is how it works.
Each year, new and current members pay membership dues based on their age and family status (single or couple). These dues are pooled together into one lump sum for the year. Half of all membership dues go towards an endowment that is growing for future generations and producing annual income towards each year’s grant cycle. The other half goes directly to the current year’s charitable grant giving account, and you join with the other current HSFF members to select which charitable organizations to support. Together, we truly are making a larger impact in our community by joining our resources together rather than giving apart!
In addition to helping support area nonprofit organizations financially, your membership in a Future Fund allows you to gain a greater understanding of the needs that exist for children, education, the homeless, the arts, and so on, in your community. As we are exposed to these needs, perhaps more people will see ways we can further help these area organizations in other capacities. It also allows you to be as involved as you want to be. You may simply give your membership dues each year and vote for charities of your preference then do nothing else, or you may become more involved by paying dues, voting, serving on a committee, or leading the membership. If you are interested in serving in leadership or on a committee, contact your local future fund.
The Hot Springs Future Fund was started in 2010 by the Hot Springs Area Community Foundation and inspired by the Future Fund in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Richard Averill Foundation provided the means and the vehicle for Hot Springs Future Fund to obtain its mission by graciously granting $10,000 to the Future Fund Endowment.
Join Us or Renew Your Membership
Click here to submit your membership dues
, or mail a check to:
Hot Springs Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 56
Hot Springs, AR 71902
Put "Hot Springs Future Fund" in the memo line.
2016 Grant Application
Click here for the 2016 Hot Springs Future Fund Grant Application procedures.
Sponsor Young Leaders!
This year, consider involving young leaders at your organization in the important work of the Hot Springs Future Fund! Sponsoring membership for your employees has many benefits:
- Good corporate citizenship improves employee engagement
- 70% of young professionals strongly favor companies committed to the community
- Engaged employees are more loyal, work harder, and stay longer
- Engaged employees are more satisfied with their jobs and leadership
To provide sponsored memberships for your employees, contact Tiffany Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship Opportunities for Spring Social
In addition to providing memberships for young leaders in your organization, consider contributing to the broader work of Hot Springs Future Fund by sponsoring our Spring Social. At our Spring Social, our membership will come together to vote on which grant applications will be funded.
Saturday, June 18th, 2016; 6:00pm – 7:00pm; Mountain Valley Spring Water Visitor Center located on Central Avenue in Downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.