Why Partner With Us

So You Can Remain Mission-Focused

Establishing an organizational endowment with us is like adding another member to your team. With our help, you'll be able to focus on your mission of serving those in need.

A Meaningful Partnership

When you establish an organizational endowment with the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, we handle all administrative responsibilities, accounting and investment management related to your fund, allowing you to focus on your organization's mission and purpose — serving those in need throughout our community.


As a partner organization, you'll enjoy these benefits:


Our team of charitable giving experts can help your donors support your endowment through a variety of giving vehicles, including appreciated stock and other securities, real estate, life insurance, qualified retirement plans, agricultural assets and more. In addition, your endowment will have the added visibility of being part of the Community Foundation’s family of funds.


Together, we can help you broaden and deepen your long-term financial sustainability, ensuring your organization’s mission will live on forever.

Trusted Experience

We’ve been serving the needs of nonprofits throughout the Sioux Falls area for more than 35 years. Today, we’re proud to say we hold endowments for more than 140 organizations. View a full list of our organizational endowments.

A Permanent Source of Financial Support

An endowment provides a permanent source of financial support for your organization. The Community Foundation’s endowment formula features distributions of up to 5% from the fund’s average balance, distributed annually.

From an investment management standpoint, our goal for organizational endowments is to help our nonprofit partners earn the spending rate while preserving the principal.

Establishing a Fund

Organizational Endowments may be opened with an initial gift of $15,000. A minimal administrative fee of 0.75% of the fund’s balance is charged annually. (Administrative fee decreases for balances greater than $1 million.)

The Community Foundation can facilitate even the most complex planned gifts, gifts of appreciated stock, and real estate.

Schedule a Presentation

To learn how an endowment can ensure your organization’s success for good, for ever.

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