We are an Alaskan organization with deep roots in our communities. Our professional program staff has broad expertise regarding community issues and needs, and we provide highly personalized services tailored to each individual’s charitable and financial interests. Through effective fund management and investment strategies, we build endowment funds that benefit the community forever and help create personal legacies.
A community foundation offers numerous advantages for charitable giving that provide ways for your clients to stay engaged in their community and avoid many of the hassles of private foundation management.
How ACF Can Work With You
- Clients who already have a private foundation may find there are several benefits in transferring it to The Alaska Community Foundation.
- The Alaska Community Foundation offers six different ways for your client to give charitably. Several of our fund types offer opportunities for your client to remain involved in grantmaking, with their intent, name, and pattern of charitable giving maintained — in perpetuity if they wish. Learn more about the benefits of Donor Advised Funds below.
- Your clients have the freedom to give outright gifts — cash, stock, closely-held securities, real estate, or personal property and receive maximum tax benefits — all while helping the community now and forever.
- Your clients have the ability to make planned gifts through retirement beneficiary designations, charitable trusts, life insurance policies, and other options.
For more information on how we can help you aid your clients in developing long-term giving plans, please contact us.
Benefits of Donor Advised Fund
A donor advised fund makes it easy for your client to support the issues and organizations they care about, while alleviating them of all the administrative and investing oversight establishing a private foundation entails.
By working with The Alaska Community Foundation, your client benefits from ACF’s professional investment management services, due diligence, and years of grantmaking experience. As a fund advisor, your client can recommend grants as often as they like. They will also receive a quarterly statement showing all fund activity, including grants from and gifts to the fund.
There are several options to consider when creating a donor advised fund. Your client can choose from a permanently endowed fund to ensure a long-term, charitable legacy; a non-endowed fund that is ideal for donors with a timeline of three to five years; or a short-term fund.
Your client can make additional gifts to grow their fund at any time and benefit from ACF’s experience with accepting a wide variety of gifts and assets.