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Power of endowment

With Fresno Regional Foundation, you can support our community forever with a permanent endowment. Endowments allow individuals, families, organizations and business to assure lasting impact through preservation of principal and only granting funding of earned interest and dividends.

One gift, many generations

Consider how an endowed gift grows. A $100,000 gift today will be worth more than $250,000 15 years from now: $158,000 in assets and $100,000 in grants. In 25 years, grants will total more than $200,000. And by year 50, your fund will be worth more than $1 million: $455,000 in assets and cumulative grants of $627,000. That’s a philanthropic rate of return of nearly 1000% in grants and growth. This example assumes a 5% annual payout and an 8.5% rate of return.

Your gifts, your legacy

By endowing your gifts today, you can make a difference in our community during your lifetime and provide a gift that lasts forever. We’ll make grants in the name of your fund forever. We’ll always honor your charitable wishes, even if an organization receiving grants ceases to exist in the future.

Security and stability

Nonprofit leaders look to the Foundation for agency endowments. Top-grade investment management and professional accounting yield a constant source of funding to help organizations respond to emergency needs, plan for the future, and sustain the good work they do.

Expert help

When donors or nonprofit organizations work through the Foundation to achieve their charitable goals, they benefit from the expertise of experienced local program staff, community leadership, and investment management.

Considering an endowment? We can calculate your gift’s potential over time. Contact us to discuss your preferences.

Neighborhood Market Program

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Volunteers help supervise the children as clients visit the Community Food Bank’s Neighborhood Market program. This food distribution program delivers fresh produce and other healthy staples to destitute areas of Fresno, Madera and Kings Counties. Since its launch in March 2008, the program has distributed more than 1 million pounds of food in more than 30 locations. Thank you to the Fresno Regional Foundation for awarding a $10,000 human services grant to support this important work!

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