Your Trusted Philanthropic PartnerWith your unique history, life experiences and personal interests, donating to your favorite causes may be a daunting task. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia believes you deserve absolute assurance that your gifts will be used wisely, and we are here to offer you that assurance.
The National Standards seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and that we have demonstrated a commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability.
We honor our commitments—for donor established funds, lifetime annuities, or permanent endowments. And we will honor your wishes—to support the arts, cultivate gardens, save endangered species, cure illness, expand literacy or feed children.
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Community Foundation Support FeesThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia charges a Foundation Support Fee on each of our component funds. Foundation Support Fees are a critical source of revenue for the operations of the Community Foundation. They enable us to hire and maintain staff, services to donors, and continue to serve the philanthropic needs of Northern Virginia. The schedule is subject to change from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Our current schedule of Foundation Support Fees is as follows:
One-Time Set-Up Fee: $250This includes the Community Foundation's preparation and review of the fund agreement, accounting for contributions to establish the Fund, and written acknowledgement of donations.
Foundation Support Fees on Endowment Funds Graduated Schedule (assessed quarterly in arrears)
- 1.25% on balances up to $1,000,000
- 1% on balances between $1,000,001 - $3,000,000
- .75% on balances $3,000,001 and above