A Community Foundation is unique, a nonprofit that exists to serve its area’s
nonprofits. Click here for a listing of
the Monroe County 501(c)3 organizations we serve.
Central to that service is the channeling of philanthropic funds from benefactors
in the community to their favorite causes.
In the nine years of its activity, CFFK has delivered more than $2.5 million
to nonprofit organizations and to scholarship recipients. And as the Foundation
grows in resources, it will deliver a correspondingly greater volume of benefits.
Here are some of the ways in which CFFK has been — and continues to
be — of help:
1. INCREASED POOL OF FUNDING ... financial help not otherwise available
The Foundation helps create new funds for nonprofits, by attracting individuals
to tax and estate-planning strategies that involve charitable gifts. In bringing
special conveniences and efficiency to established donors with charitable interests,
the Foundation likewise adds to the pool of money available to nonprofits.
Donors’ funds can even be set up in perpetuity, supplying an endless
stream of financial help.
2. SECURE FUNDING ... from money committed to charitable purposes
The Foundation’s funds are stable, secure pools of money, dedicated
to the donors’ charitable interests and distributed accordingly. The
money belongs to the world of our community’s nonprofits; it cannot be
used for any other purpose.
3. TARGETED FUNDING ... to meet special needs
CFFK is in continual touch with the community’s nonprofits, adding
its informed insights to the donor’s own interests, and identifying changing
circumstances or emerging needs. Result: a new, timely, high impact precision
in charitable distributions, helping to direct funds where they will do the
4. MORE FUNDING ... growing as the Foundation grows
CFFK is developing an endowment of unrestricted funds that can be used at
the Foundation’s discretion, to meet emerging or emergency needs. These
funds have already been used on a number of occasions, to protect specific
nonprofit programs at risk for lack of funding.
5. TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION AND COUNSEL
Through its well-attended technical seminars and workshops, CFFK brings highly
professional instruction and advice to nonprofits. Recent areas of help: legal
problems & opportunities for nonprofits, fund-raising techniques, guides to
more efficient board & staff relations, website & email strategies.
6. EXPERT MONEY-MANAGEMENT SERVICES
CFFK’s skills in investing and managing the Foundation’s funds
are available to all nonprofits with reserve funds or endowment money. CFFK’s
money-management service is prudent, professional and profitable, and its performance
is comparable to national standards.