How A Fund Works


The first step on your philanthropic path is establishing a fund, and we make it easy. We accept many types of assets and will help you through the process.

Once you’ve opened your fund, you can get started by donating assets into it. We can accept cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, and many other types of assets. You receive an immediate tax deduction in exchange for your gift.


There are various investment options to grow your giving, and we will help you navigate and select financially sound ways to support your favorite causes.

Once an asset goes into the fund, it goes into an investment of your choice to grow, tax-free. You’ve likely picked an investment option when you created the fund, either working with NCF or your own investment advisor. If not, you can also talk with us to get started.

Compound interest was said to be the most powerful force in the universe. Compound interest, tax-free, and put towards charitable causes, is surely stronger.


When you are ready, simply recommend grants to causes and charities you support. It’s as easy as logging in to your fund [link to Donor Central], or contacting us directly. Not sure where to give? Nevada Community Foundation is ready to listen, discuss and recommend. Looking for ideas? Please visit our philanthropic ambassadors.