Endowed Donor-Advised Funds

Endowed donor-advised funds allow donors to support the causes and organizations they care about. Once a fund is established using cash, stock, or other assets, donors may recommend grants to the nonprofit organizations of their choice without geographic restrictions. The grants will be made in the name of the fund or, if the donor chooses, anonymously. The Winston-Salem Foundation ensures that grant recipients meet accepted criteria for being charitable organizations and are able to fulfill the donor's expectations for the use of the grants.


  • Your client and his/her family can recommend grants to their favorite charities and add to the fund at anyt ime. Up to two generations can be designated to advise grants from the fund.
  • Donors can choose to partner with the Foundation to fund Community Grants through Grantmaking Partners.
  • The Foundation keeps track of donations, provides timely gift acknowledgments, and utilizes professional money managers for the assets. Donors will have access to statements showing all activity in the fund, including grants from the fund and gifts to the fund. 
  • Donors can recommend grants online, by mail, or by fax.
  • There is no fee to establish an endowed donor-advised fund.
  • A $25,000 minimum opening gift is required.
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 Options for Donor-Advised Giving
Advised Fund Guidelines

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