DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Donor Advised Funds require a charitable investment of $25,000 and support charitable organizations recommended each year by the donors.
DONOR DESIGNATED FUNDS
Donor Designated Funds require a charitable investment of $10,000 and support specific charitable organizations selected by the donors at the time each fund is established. Contributions from others to any of these funds are welcome.
ORGANIZATION ENDOWMENT FUNDS
Organization Endowment Funds are generally established by the named charitable organizations in Waukesha County as a way for them to plan for a more stable financial future. Contributions of any amount are welcome to help these organizations secure long-term stability.
Scholarship Funds require a gift of at least $10,000 for which the donor identifies a specific nonprofit organization to be the permanent recipient of the fund’s annual earnings.
Campaign Funds are non-endowed funds that serve temporary purposes. Contributions are welcome and encouraged.
FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS
Field of Interest Funds require a charitable investment of $25,000 and support charitable organizations in a specific field of services, geographic area or other designation. Contributions are welcome.
Unrestricted Funds provide funds for responding to competitive grant requests serving Waukesha County’s greatest needs as determined by a volunteer Grants Review Committee and the Board of Directors.
Artesian Funds require a gift of $1,000 to begin and future contributions to eventually establish Donor Advised, Donor Designated, Field of Interest or Unrestricted Funds.
CHILDREN’S CHARITABLE FUNDS
Children’s Charitable Funds are created for those under 18 years old with a minimum gift of $500 and a pledge to make regular contributions to bring the fund’s corpus to a minimum of $5,000.
Corporate, Private Foundation, Other Giving Options
For corporations and businesses, the WCCF could provide simplicity for your charitable giving. If a company foundation exists, charitable assets can be transferred to the Community Foundation. Administrative and reporting requirements are handled by the Community Foundation, along with investment management.
Charitable organizations can transfer their investment assets or endowment funds to the Community Foundation, which would serve as the umbrella organization for the charity. Benefits include freedom from setting up a separate foundation, tax reporting, federal and state regulatory registration, annual auditing, and investment management. Other Community Foundation donors would be invited to add to the fund.
Additionally, private foundations can also transfer assets to a community foundation. This eliminates having to handle the ongoing administrative duties. In these situations, the donor’s charitable intentions are always preserved.