Donate Giving > Benefits of Establishing a Fund at the Ventura County Community Foundation
Creating a charitable fund is an easy, low-cost alternative to forming and administering a private foundation, and requires minimal paperwork. We manage investments, process fund distributions and file appropriate tax returns.
We can offer maximum federal and state tax benefits. Receive an immediate tax deduction the year the gift is made without having to rush into decisions regarding the ultimate timing or beneficiary of your gifts
We can accept a wide variety of gifts - including cash, stocks, real estate and other assets. We can help you create a fund that addresses virtually any charitable purpose. Receive public recognition or remain anonymous. You can make grants to a variety of organizations and add to any fund at any time.
Enjoy the advantages of having your Fund be part of an actively managed, diversified investment portfolio with professional staff available to answer questions, identify community needs and screen grant requests.
Donors can work with our professional program staff; we'll help you understand community needs, assess local organizations and direct gift dollars to high-impact areas.
Community Foundations are professional organizations that meet published standards of performance for investment practices, donor services, and grantmaking practices. Yearly auditing, public disclosure of all grant activities and careful selection of board members assure continued use of funds in the public interest as donors have determined.
Endowed funds will serve your charitable interests now and for generations to come because the principal of the fund is never spent. An endowed fund lasts forever - a permanent testament to your compassion and a lasting resource for your community.