The PCA Foundation is donor-driven, giving you the flexibility to meet your charitable gifting desires and needs. We have a variety of solutions to meet your goals, and can even utilize the services of your financial advisor to accomplish them.
Recommended Endowment Fund
The Recommended Endowment Fund is a donor-advised fund. It is designed for donors who want their funds to be actively invested in the market. Like any donor-advised fund, the donor recommends grants at their pace and can even identify a specific ministry purpose when opening the account. Unlike the Advise & Consult Fund ® , these funds are subject to fees.
As the donor, you remain actively involved by recommending fund distributions. You can name others, such as your children, to recommend distributions as well.
You or your family can make either a one-time gift or multiple gifts to fund your Recommended Endowment. Donations may be in the form of cash or appreciated assets (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate). Preview the agreement for Recommended Endowments.
Endowment Fund (Traditional)
The Endowment Fund generally distributes either income or principal to Christian ministries you pre-identify when you open the fund. Grants are made to the pre-identified ministries over time while the funds are invested for potential market growth.
Less Hassle, More Impact
The Foundation will handle administration, work with you to establish an investment strategy, and provide regular reports. These funds are subject to investment and administrative fees.
Limitations concerning distributions from an Advise & Consult Fund
Distributions from the PCA Foundation’s donor advised funds (DAFs), which include its Advise & Consult Fund accounts and Recommended Endowments, are only permitted to benefit the organizations receiving the distributions, not the donors to the PCA Foundation’s DAF, donor advisors, or members of any donor or donor advisor’s family. This means that PCA Foundation’s DAF funds cannot be used (a) to satisfy any existing and legally binding pledge of a contribution made by a donor, a donor advisor, or a family member of either; (b) to support a fundraising campaign or event in which a donor, a donor advisor, or a related person will be expected to receive admission tickets or any other gift of a more than negligible value; (c) to pay tuition, fees or other expenses associated with an educational, vacation, recreational or similar pursuit of a donor, a donor advisor, or a related person; or (d) to compensate, pay, or reimburse the expenses or benefit in a similar manner a donor, a donor advisor, or a related person in any circumstance in which the individual is not providing meaningful and extensive services to assist the charitable organization in carrying out its mission.