With Central Florida Foundation, you can build a legacy to be proud of. One whose meaning expresses who you are, and whose impact lasts long beyond the limits of your own lifetime. Whether you’re giving stock or starting a private foundation, we will help you establish and manage the right fund for the change you want to make. And with our deep knowledge of local issues and the initiatives addressing them, we will guide you toward investments that yield greater community impact.

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TYPES OF FUNDS

For your philanthropic mission, how you give is just as important as how much. Whether you wish to support a single organization or contribute to solving one of our community’s biggest problems, we’ll work with you to establish the right fund for your goals, and guide you through investment decisions that lead to real community impact.

Here are the types of funds Central Florida Foundation can set up and administer:

SIGNATURE FUNDS

This donor advised fund (DAF) is a simple, flexible and more efficient alternative to creating a private foundation. You contribute as often as you like, recommend grants and receive the maximum tax deductions allowed.

FOREVER FUNDS

If you have a passion for a specific nonprofit and its mission or a specific area such as education, arts and culture, the environment and animals, health and human services, religion, or even a geographic area, this endowment fund is right for you.

IMPACT FUND

Established by Central Florida Foundation along with community partners, Impact Funds address pressing needs in the region that require a multi-faceted solution.

FUTURE LEGACY FUND

Establish a fund on paper now and activate it at a specific point in time, whether it be the sale of a business or end of life.

COMMUNITY FUND

Allow maximum flexibility to address community issues now and unanticipated issues in the future.

EDUCATION FUND

Develop the criteria to honor a loved one or a specific population of students, while giving an endowment back to the community with scholarships for education.

IRA ROLLOVER FUND

Give from your IRA Rollover with consideration for community issues that resonate with you.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

This alternative to a private foundation provides independence and influence, fewer restrictions, and maximum tax benefits.

WHAT CAN YOU GIVE?

We accept a wide range of assets for investment.

  • Cash
  • Appreciated Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance
  • IRAs and other Qualified Retirement Plans/Funds
  • Partnership Interests
  • Bequests and Trusts
  • Convert a Private Foundation

HOW TO GIVE AND GET INVOLVED

YOUR FEES HELP FUEL COMMUNITY CHANGE.

Traditional investment partners profit from the management fees you pay. When you work with Central Florida Foundation, the “fees” on your fund fuel the work we do alongside our donors and funders — getting to know our nonprofits, collaborating with local leaders and developing high-impact solutions to our region’s pressing challenges. As a result, your investment makes a bigger impact.

GET MORE WHEN YOU GIVE THROUGH CENTRAL FLORIDA FOUNDATION

CFF SIGNATURE FUND COMMERCIAL GIFT FUND PRIVATE FOUNDATION
Minimum Contribution $25,000 $5K+ $10M+
Donate Complex Gifts
Highest Charitable Tax Deduction --
No Minimum Payout --
No Legal and Tax Setup Expenses --
No Annual Tax Filings and Returns Required --
No Excise Tax --
No Setup Costs --
Highly Personalized Service -- --
Knowledge of Community Issues and Impact-focused Initiatives -- --
Support for Your Strategic Grant-making -- --
Design and Guidance for Family Giving Plans -- --
Expense on Philanthropic Funds Fuels Community Change Instead of Filling Shareholder Pockets -- --

I believe CFF is one of our community’s greatest assets. The Foundation’s leadership, knowledge, and initiatives make it an invaluable resource. In partnering with CFF, individuals and organizations are able to truly leverage their resources to generate a greater impact from their investment of time and money.

- Michelle Carlton

GIVE AS A FAMILY. GIVE AS A COMPANY. GIVE IN THE FUTURE.

In addition to creating and managing funds, Central Florida Foundation will help you develop a giving strategy for your family, your company, or as part of your overall financial plan.

PLANNED GIVING

Maximize your future impact by making a significant philanthropic gift as part of your overall financial or estate plan. Give a gift this year and for years to come with IRA Charitable Rollover or transfer a gift to Central Florida Foundation and receive back payments for life with Charitable Gift Annuity.

PLANNED GIVING

FAMILY PHILANTHROPY

At Central Florida Foundation, we believe effective family giving comes down to a few critical factors: passion, connection, commitment and planning. That’s why we created GenerUS, to help philanthropic families connect to their passions, dial in to their shared dreams and develop a powerful plan for transforming their community, one generation after another.

FAMILY PHILANTHROPY

CORPORATE GIVING

Interested in giving grants as a corporation? We will help your organization develop a philanthropic strategy that aligns with your mission.

GRANT-MAKING SERVICES

WE VALUE TRANSPARENCY WITH OUR FINANCES.

At Central Florida Foundation, we measure our success through the growth of the charitable assets we hold and the impact of the grants we make. Review our financial statements and investment summary with your clients for an overview of the Foundation’s stewardship of the charitable legacy of our generous community philanthropists.

OUR FINANCES

LET'S DISCUSS ALL YOUR OPTIONS TOGETHER

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NICOLE DONELSON
Vice President of Philanthropy
ndonelson@cffound.org

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MAKE STRONGER GIVING DECISIONS WITH NONPROFIT SEARCH

To easily find a nonprofit that truly fits your giving objectives, use Nonprofit Search, Central Florida Foundation’s go-to place for in-depth information on nonprofits in the region.

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