The Power of Endowment
The greatest gift you can give your community or organization is a permanent endowment fund. These are permanent savings accounts that grow over time, providing charitable income for projects and programs forever. A large percentage of NDCF's assets are in endowment funds, providing a permanence and strength to the causes our donors support.
To better explain how an endowment fund works, the graphs below show a real-life example. If you invested $100,000 in an endowment fund in 1990, and never made any other donations to the account, the fund would have a total value of $157,466.36 in 2014 and would have given out a total of $141,044.02 in grants over the years.