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 $181,465 at the end of 2020 and would have given out a total of $178,945 in grants over the years! That's a total value of $360,410 from your initial investment, and the fund will continue to grant out charitable dollars forever.