Helping organizations to plan for the long-term

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Bay Area Community Foundation helps nonprofits plan for the long-term by creating and maintaining endowed funds. By setting up a fund, you’re able to build reliable resources each year and ensure stability for many years to come.

Designated Funds: Set up by an individual or an organization to benefit a single nonprofit or agency. Anyone can donate to this fund.

Agency Funds: Set up by an organization or agency, and only that organization can donate to the fund.


Why Start a Fund for your Agency or Nonprofit?

Nonprofit funds are endowed, which means they will last forever. Your organization only needs $5,000 to get started, and the resources build from there. Some of the great reasons to start a nonprofit fund with Bay Area Community Foundation include:

  • Build long-term sustainability for your organization
  • Request a portion of your fund each year to use for operations or special projects
  • Have a reliable source of income each year
  • Participate in BACF’s Give Local Bay event each year to grow your fund through online donations, incentive money, and prizes


Why Give to a Designated Fund?

Your gift today to a nonprofit fund ensures that many generations in the future will be able to benefit from your favorite nonprofit. Because the funds are endowed, they will always continue to earn interest and last forever. If your favorite nonprofit doesn’t already have a fund, you can help set it up! Funds can be created by both organizations and individuals. Call us at 989-893-4438 to learn more.


Give Local Bay Supports Nonprofits

Since the first year in 2015, Give Local Bay has raised more than $377,000 for local nonprofit funds. This 24-hour online fundraiser gains momentum each year. All organizations that have a nonprofit fund at BACF are eligible to participate.

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