Open a Fund

Establishing a fund at the Yakima Valley Community Foundation is an easy, effective way to invest in the community. Focus on specific issues or organizations, or create a fund with a flexible purpose.

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How to Establish a YVCF Fund

  • What's your passion?
  • What do you envision for your community?
  • What level of tax benefit do you seek?
  • Would you like to involve the next generation of your family?
  • To support the broadest range of local needs.
  • To support a variety of organizations within a particular field, for example: music education, the environment, or affordable housing.
  • To support various organizations, at your recommendation.
  • To benefit one or more specific charitable organizations.
  • To support students seeking higher education through scholarships.

Available options will be driven by decisions made in steps 1 and 2. Click here to read about options. 

Do you want to:

  • Create a fund during your lifetime?
  • Create a fund through your will or trust?

Options include:

  • Cash equivalents
  • Publicly-traded and privately-held securities
  • Full or partial business interests
  • Agricultural assets
  • Real estate, including land and personal property
  • Life insurance policies
  • Pension fund assets
  • Retirement account assets

Are you interested in making a charitable gift and receiving income for the remainder of your lifetime or a set period of years? Both are possible with a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust.

Are you interested in making a charitable gift now, but preserving some wealth for your heirs after your lifetime? You may be interested in a charitable lead trust.

Funds can be named for you, your family or to memorialize a loved one.

Or, you may choose anonymity and select a name that reflects your charitable intent.

You’ll work with our professional staff to complete and sign your fund agreement. Once complete, you will be assigned a relationship manager who will provide ongoing support for your fund, help you think through charitable strategies, and assure your philanthropic wishes are met in perpetuity.

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Administrative Fees

YVCF offers a carefully-designed fee schedule that is both cost effective and competitive, while supporting our ability to provide high-quality services to our fundholders.

Admin Fee Schedule

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