We’re here to make starting a fund easy and to support you through the process. Vancouver Foundation’s staff will work closely with you, your family, and your financial advisor, if you choose, to complete the following steps:
- Determine the amount of your gift (minimum $1,000 to start, or $10,000 for a fully established fund)
- Choose what assets to contribute (cash, securities, life insurance, etc.)
- Name the fund
- Consider which charities and Focus Areas to support
Once you establish a charitable fund, you also have the option to create a page for your fund to share your vision with your friends and family. Your supporters can then donate directly to the fund.
See the Impact of Your Donation
Our helpful Donation Calculator will show you how your donation can grow, and its long-term impact when used to establish an endowment fund.