The main purpose of an endowment is to provide a long-term and growing source of financial support for an organization or cause.

Wondering What it Takes to Start an Endowment Fund?

1. Meet

Meet with HCCF to discuss what you want to accomplish, such as provide scholarships, support a particular nonprofit organization, or help a cause.

2. Draft

A draft agreement will be created by HCCF staff based on your intent.

3. Review

Reviews of the agreement are made by you, your legal counsel (if desired), and HCCF legal counsel.

4. Approve

Once everyone is satisfied with the document, the HCCF Board of Directors will approve the agreement at one of their regularly scheduled meetings.

5. Sign

Two copies must be signed - one for you and one for HCCF to keep on file.

Have a passion for Education?

A minimum gift of $10,000 starts a scholarship fund.

Have a Favorite Organization or Cause?

A minimum gift of $5000 starts a designated agency fund or a field of interest fund.

Have Multiple Causes You Want to Support?

No problem. An Endowed Donor Advised Fund allows you to recommend grants from your fund to your favorite qualified nonprofit organizations. The minimum gift to start an Endowed Donor Advised Fund is $25,000

Not Sure How to Help Plan for the Future?

Consider establishing a Builder's Fund. Builder's Funds are pooled together to provide unrestricted money for the HCCF Board of Directors to use for proactive grants and community initiatives. These unrestricted funds enable HCCF to meet the needs of the community as they arise. The minimum gift to establish a Builder's Fund is $2500.




General Builder's Fund


HCCF uses unrestricted funds to meet various community needs. From grants to nonprofits for basic human services to large-scale programs such as preschool - these are made possible by using unrestricted funds. HCCF is participating in the Lilly Endowment Inc. GIFT VII Challenge in order to bring more unrestricted dollars into our community.

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You can give in any amount to 
any existing fund.