Policies & Fees
The Community Foundation establishes prudent spending policies and collects market-rate fees to perform vital and necessary financial management functions.
A Responsible Approach to Fiscal Stewardship
Investment Policy Statement
The Community Foundation’s Investment Committee recommends investment policy to the board of directors, monitors our investment managers and their performance, and periodically reviews Foundation spending policy.
Grants: 3.75 percent of the trailing 20-quarter average as of September 30 of each year. The 20-quarter average is used to minimize the impact of market value volatility on grantmaking from the fund. This smoothing process provides a steady and predictable stream of grantmaking to the community.
The Community Foundation processes, acknowledges and records all gifts, investment returns and grants or scholarships awarded from each of our endowed funds. To support this service, the Foundation collects 1.65 percent for Discretionary and Field of Interest funds; 1.5 percent for Donor Advised and Scholarship funds; and 1 percent for Designated Funds, of the previous 20 quarters’ average market value as of September 30.
The Community Foundation’s corporate portfolio is managed by Fiduciary Investment Advisors using approximately 12 institutional mutual funds with an aggregate cost of .58%.