Frequently Asked Questions about Giving through Arkansas Community Foundation

Why should I create a fund at the Foundation instead of giving directly to a favorite charity?

If you want to provide ongoing support, forever, to causes you care about, you can be comfortable making those gifts through the Foundation because of our permanence, our professional investment management and our oversight role in making sure your wishes are met by the recipient organizations.

What are the benefits of working with Arkansas Community Foundation?

While many commercial companies are capable of handling financial tools like donor advised funds

, Arkansas Community Foundation has provided this service for than 41 years. Our experience in the charitable landscape in Arkansas can give you an extra hand in making smart giving decisions to improve local communities across our state. 

Read our blog covering the top 5 benefits of creating a donor-advised fund with Arkansas Community Foundation.   

How much does it cost to start a fund at the Foundation, and what are the ongoing fees?

There is no cost for starting a fund at the Foundation. Our annual fees depend on the type of fund. These fees contribute to the total operation of the Foundation, all in support of the community.

What is the minimum amount required to establish an Endowment Fund at the Foundation?

Our minimum to establish a Legacy Endowment is $10,000. The minimum to establish a Leadership Fund is $100,000. The minimum to establish an Action Fund is $1,000. Learn more about these giving options.

Can I get my money back if I change my mind?

No. Gifts to the Foundation are irrevocable. The decision to partner with the Foundation is a serious one, and we encourage you to discuss your intent with your financial or legal advisors.

Can I make a gift to the Foundation and retain income for myself or a family member?

Yes, we offer several opportunities to make life income gifts. We are happy to work with you and your professional advisors to determine which type of gift is right for you.

Can my children or other family members get involved?

Yes, if you choose a Donor Advised Fund you may name co-advisors and successor advisors to continue to guide the fund both while you are involved and far into the future. Many donors have annual family meetings to determine the causes that will receive grants from their funds.

Check out our Family Giving page for more information. 

What is the Foundation's policy about donor confidentiality?

Our affiliate offices work locally in every corner of Arkansas. Find the affiliate near you.

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