Benefits and Fees 2017-04-25T11:38:20+00:00


Giving through the Community Foundation offers donors:

  • Flexibility: Donors may create funds in any name & for any charitable purpose.
  • Immediate Tax Deductions : As a 501(c) (3), the Foundation helps save on income and estate taxes and helps reduce/eliminate capital gains tax.
  • Connectivity: Donors stay connected to their gift, their family and their favorite charities.
  • Personalized Service: Knowledgeable, professional staff provide prompt attention to donor needs.
  • Community Information: The Foundation is a resource for donors about local nonprofit organizations and community needs.
  • Investment Expertise: Experienced board and committee members, and financial advisors oversee investments and relieve donors of that burden.
  • Low Cost: Combining individual funds, keeps administrative and investment costs low.
  • Reliability: The Foundation has a record of reliability and dependability.
  • Simplicity: A fund is established with one governing document that takes less than one hour to prepare.
  • Recognition: Donors can honor or memorialize a loved one in perpetuity.
  • Privacy: Donors can give anonymously through the Foundation.
  • Legacy: Donors can build lasting testaments to their names, their families and causes they care about.



The following information is intended to help you better understand the charges imposed by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida for monies entrusted to the Foundation in support of your philanthropic objectives. These charges are necessary to allow the Foundation to continue its mission in the community at large and provide services to those donors who value the existence of the CFNCF.

Minimum amount suggested to open a Fund $10,000.00
Minimum annual administrative charge $250.00
Any out-of-pocket expenses incurred on behalf of a fund (i.e. outside legal fees) will be charged directly to the fund.

The CFNCF charges every fund an annual administrative fee as follows, with charges assessed quarterly as follows:

Fund Types Amount
  $10K – $500K Next

$500K – $2M


$2M – $5M

Endowed Funds 1.5% 1.0% 0.7%
Non-Endowed Funds 1.75% 1.5% 1.0%
Pass Through Funds/Scholarship 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Fiscal Sponsorship 3%+

Depending on level of transactions


Depending on level of transactions


Depending on level of transactions

Annual Investment Management Fees are .25% for funds under management of the Foundation’s Investment Counsel. Outside Investment Managers are permitted for funds with a minimum of $250,000.