We held a Nonprofit Agency Funds 101 webinar on March 20, 2024.

This on-demand informative session provides information about nonprofit agency funds to those new to your organization, new board members, or anyone who needs a refresher.

Did you miss it? View the recording and the presentation slides!

Endowments and long-term reserve funds are established by nonprofits to generate a reliable income source, which allows staff and boards to focus on marketing and fundraising efforts. The Foundation provides all investment services, serves as the nonprofit’s planned giving office, and becomes a trusted advisor.

Please click here to view a standard Nonprofit Fund agreement.

The Community Foundation adds value to nonprofit endowment programs by offering an investment program that small and midsized nonprofits simply cannot afford to duplicate without at least several million dollars in assets.

Designing an investment policy, selecting an Investment Committee, and performing an extensive, thoughtful investment advisor search can be a major distraction for any nonprofit. Many agencies get sidetracked with these duties and spend little time actually promoting and soliciting endowment gifts.

Our staff provides hands-on assistance, allowing you to outsource your planned giving duties to our organization. We can confidently handle gifts involving complex assets, gift annuities, and trust arrangements.

We have an experienced CPA on staff and have state-of-the-art accounting software designed specifically for the fund accounting needs of a community foundation. Nonprofit representatives can access our online portal to easily create customized fund statements for any time period they specify. These fund statements show investment performance, new gifts, distributions, and the amount available for distribution.

Nonprofits that have endowment funds with the Community Foundation benefit from the exposure to our family of donors and fund advisors. We share your story with our local philanthropic community and encourage them to support your agency’s vision.

This Community Foundation has created an Endowment Building Toolkit designed to help nonprofit organizations be successful in establishing and building an endowed fund.

To learn more about establishing a nonprofit fund, contact our staff at (970) 224-3462.

The following organizations have a nonprofit agency fund established at the Community Foundation.

3 Hopeful Hearts

A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center of Northeast Colorado

A Little Help

Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Alpha Center

Alternatives to Violence

American Hippotherapy Association

Animal Friends Alliance

Ballet Renaissance

Bas Bleu Theatre Company

Berthoud Historical Society

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County

Calvary Lutheran Church

Canyon Concert Ballet – Randy Wray Endowment Fund

CASA of Larimer County

Centennial Area Health Education Center

Children’s Speech and Reading Center


Colorado FFA Foundation

Colorado Open Lands

Colorado Youth Outdoors

Cooperating Ministry of Logan County

Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park, Inc.

Crossroads Safehouse

Disabled Resource Services

Downtown Club of Fort Collins

Estes Park Learning Place

Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation

Estes Valley Crisis Advocates

Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success

Estes Valley Restorative Justice

Finally Home

Food Bank for Larimer County

Foothills Gateway

Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Charitable Foundation

Fort Collins Children’s Theatre

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity

Fort Collins Museum of Art

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Fort Collins Symphony Endowment Fund, Inc.

Fort Sedgwick Historical Society

Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek

Friends of the Loveland Library

Global Village Museum of Arts and Culture

Haxtun Education Foundation

Haxtun Hospital District Foundation

Haxtun Methodist Church

Hearts & Horses

High Plains Foundation

Homeward Alliance

House of Neighborly Service

Junior League of Fort Collins

Kids At Their Best

KidsPak Fund

Larimer Chorale

Larimer County 4-H Youth Foundation

Larimer Humane Society

League of Women Voters of Larimer County

Lincoln Center

Loveland Habitat for Humanity

Loveland Housing Authority

Loveland Methodist Foundation, Inc.

Loveland Rotary Club Foundation

Loveland Youth Gardeners

Loveland’s Community Kitchen

Lubick Foundation – Ram Strength

The Matthews House

Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud

Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation

Neighbor to Neighbor

Nexus International

Northeastern Junior College Foundation

Off the Hook Arts

OpenStage Theatre & Company


Pathways Hospice

Phillips County Family Education Services

Poudre Landmarks Foundation

Poudre River Library Trust, Inc.

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers

Project Self-Sufficiency

Realities for Children Charities

Respite Care

Rotary Club of Fort Collins Charities Inc.

Rural Alternative for Transportation


Sterling Family Resource Center

SummitStone Health Partners

Trees, Water & People

United Way of Larimer County

Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado