Non-Endowed Advised Funds

A non-endowed advised fund allow your clients to support the causes and organizations that they care about. Donors typically use this type of fund to expedite their annual giving to nonprofits or to become more familiar with the Foundation.

Once a fund is established using cash or stock, grants may be recommended to the nonprofit organizations of the donor's choice without geographic restrictions. The grants will be made in the name of the fund or, if preferred,  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.


  • Donors and their families can recommend grants to their favorite charities while adding to the fund at any time.
  • Donors may choose to partner with the Foundation to fund Community Grants through Grantmaking Partners.
  • The Foundation keeps track of donations and provides timely gift acknowledgments. Donors will have access to statements showing all activity in the fund, including grants from the fund and gifts to the fund.
  • Grants may be recommended online, by mail, or by fax.
  • Non-endowed advised funds are assessed an annual administrative fee of $120 to be paid from the fund at $10 per month.
  • The fund must retain a balance of at least $1,000, and the minimum grant amount is $100.

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 Letter of Agreement
Advised Fund Guidelines


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