FAQs for Advisors

Frequently Asked Questions for Professional Advisors

Q: Why should I choose the Community Foundation to help with my clients’ charitable giving?

A: Arkansas Community Foundation has the tools and resources to make the philanthropic process simple, flexible and efficient. The Foundation has more than 40 years of experience collaborating with families, individuals and corporations to build our state’s communities through philanthropy.

When you partner with the Community Foundation, you stay in control of your client relationships. We provide the resources and expertise to help your clients achieve their charitable goals.

Q: Why should my clients establish funds or endowments at the Community Foundation rather than give directly to their favorite charity?

A: If they want to provide ongoing support forever to causes they care about, advantages of making those gifts through the Foundation include our permanence, our professional investment management and our oversight role in making sure their wishes are met by the recipient organizations.

Our fund options allow donors to:  give on an ongoing basis; give to more than one organization easily; redirect gifts over time as needed; make a gift using an asset other than cash; involve family or others; and create a legacy.

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

A: There is no cost for starting a fund at the Foundation. Our administrative fees and minimum balances depend on the fund structure. These fees contribute to the total operation of the Foundation, all in support of the community.

John Shram

I work to instill confidence in my clients about the Foundation’s ability to manage the administrative and tax compliance issues, accomplish the client’s lifetime and after-death charitable objectives and sometimes even involve family members in their charitable legacy. The Foundation does all this within a very economical and competitive fee schedule.

John Shram, Attorney Winburn, Wilson, Schrader & Shram, Little Rock

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