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Agency Funds

Nonprofit organizations can transfer assets to TFEC to create a permanent endowment fund. The fund also can accept gifts from other donors. Earnings provide an ongoing source of unrestricted income to the charitable organization.

TFEC currently manages more than 100 agency funds for nonprofit organizations. Your organization can benefit in the following ways:

  • Stability and Responsibility : A fund at TFEC shows donors that your organization is serious about its long-term financial stability. We have a reputation for a ccounting excellence, and we can provide single-fund reporting using our FIMS software.

  • Prudent Investment Management : TFEC maintains top-ranking investment performance by maximizing long-term returns and negotiating lower fees. Agency funds also generate a relatively stable income stream due to the Foundation’s judicious spending policies.

  • Major and Planned Giving Expertise : TFEC’s professional staff is experienced in helping donors achieve their goals through a major or planned gift. We can assist your agency as you work with your donors.

  • Assistance with Gift Transactions : TFEC can assist your donors and advisors to execute complex transactions and deferred planned giving, including gifts made with appreciated securities (including closely-held business stock), tangible personal property, real estate, gifts that provide donors with lifetime incomes (such as Charitable Remainder Unitrusts), and gifts from bequests.

  • Marketing Support : TFEC can assist with efforts to market your agency endowment fund by ghostwriting, guest authoring, or editing articles for newsletters, endowment brochures, websites, and direct mail letters.

  • Free Access to Counsel : TFEC's attorney is available to provide assistance in structuring complex gift plans. In most cases, there is no cost to the donor or the organization.

  • Gift Acknowledgement : TFEC ensures the all of the agency's fund donors are promptly and properly acknowledged for their gifts.

  • Increased Visibility : TFEC includes the fund in its annual report and on its website. Organizations can create links to their fund on TFEC's website and enable donors to make direct gifts.

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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, 200 North Third Street, P. O. Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678,
Telephone: (717) 236-5040, Fax: (717) 231-4463