Administrative Fees

Administrative fees are used exclusively to support our mission-based operations. These fees are your investment in a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs they care about and leading on critical community issues.

 

Funds range in size from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars.  The administrative fee structure below illustrates the annual cost for a fund. These fees are assessed to the funds on an annual basis in the first quarter of the year. The fee is based on the higher of a minimum or the average quarterly balance of the market value of the fund as calculated on December 31 of the previous year. For newly established funds, the fee is prorated over the remainder of the year.

 

Fund Type Fee
Donor-Advised Endowed Fund Minimum of $200 or 1.00%
Donor-Advised-Non-Endowed Fund Minimum of $250 or 1.50%
Designated Fund Minimum of $200 or 1.00%
Field-of-Interest Fund Minimum of $100 or 1.00%
Unrestricted Fund Minimum of $100 or 0.75%
Nonprofit Agency Endowment Fund Minimum of $100 or 1.00%

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Sample Fee Calculations for A Donor-Advised Endowed Fund

 

Scenario #1

Fair Market Value of Fund Assets End of Qtr. 1 = $10,000
Fair Market Value of Fund Assets End of Qtr. 2 = $15,000
Fair Market Value of Fund Assets End of Qtr. 3 = $23,000
Fair Market Value of Fund Assets End of Qtr. 4 = $20,000
Average Quarterly Balance = $17,000
$200 minimum fee applies: 1.00% of $17,000 is less than $200
Total annual administrative fee = $200

Scenario #2

Fair Market Value of Fund Assets End of Qtr. 1 = $100,000
Fair Market Value of Fund Assets End of Qtr. 2 = $105,000
Fair Market Value of Fund Assets End of Qtr. 3 = $ 75,000
Fair Market Value of Fund Assets End of Qtr. 4 = $ 90,000
Average Quarterly Balance = $92,500
1.00% fee applies: 1.00% of $92,500 is greater than $200
Total annual administrative fee = $925