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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 $169,590 at the end of 2023 and would have awarded a total of $192,822 in grants over the years!  That's a total value of $362,412 from your initial investment, and the fund will continue to grant out charitable dollars forever.