Power of endowment
Support our community forever
Endowments allow individuals, families, organizations and businesses to assure lasting impact by preserving principal and making grants from earnings. Your permanent gift may be part of a legacy fund, donor advised foundation or the Community Endowment.
One gift, many generations. Consider how an endowed gift grows. A $100,000 gift today will be worth more than $250,000 15 years from now: $158,000 in assets and $100,000 in grants. In 25 years, grants will total more than $200,000. And by year 50, your fund will be worth more than $1 million: $455,000 in assets and cumulative grants of $627,000. That’s a philanthropic rate of return of nearly 1000 percent in grants and growth. This example assumes a five percent annual payout and an 8.5 percent rate of return.
Your gifts, your legacy. By endowing your gifts today, you can make a difference in Napa County during your lifetime and provide a gift that lasts forever. We’ll make grants in the name of your fund forever. We’ll always honor your charitable wishes, even if an organization receiving grants ceases to exist in the future.
Security and stability. Nonprofit leaders look to the Napa Valley Community Foundation for nonprofit endowment funds. Top-grade investment management and professional accounting yield a constant source of funding to help organizations respond to emergency needs, plan for the future and sustain the good work they do.
Expert help. When donors or nonprofit organizations work through the Foundation to achieve their charitable goals, they benefit from the expertise of experienced local program staff, community leadership and investment management.