Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund gives you the flexibility to support the charitable causes you care about most in an easy, effective way. Whether there is an urgent need in your community or you want to make your annual charitable contributions, a Donor Advised Fund allows you to give anytime to the causes you love to support.

It’s Like Having Your Own Foundation

The fund is invested for growth, which allows you to make annual gifts of income and principal while you are alive. After your lifetime, your children or other designee(s) may make grant recommendations from the fund. Or, if you decide not to assign a designee, the fund balance will become an asset of our organization, helping to further the good work of the foundation.

It’s Easy to Get Started

Opening a Donor Advised Fund is easy! Simply contact us for an appointment so we can get to know you and your charitable interests and to review the fund agreement. You may open your account with an initial gift of $5,000 or more (can be cash, securities, real estate or other assets). Check with us if you have unique or special assets that may be donated in a tax efficient way. The foundation charges a 1% administrative fee and .5% investment fee on the fund.

Recommending Your Gifts

Once your account is open, you are ready to begin giving! You will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your secure online account. You can view gift history, make grant recommendations, and view statements – anytime, anywhere, at your convenience.

If you’re not interested in online technology, you can download the grant recommendation form and email it to Jennifer Dolge, our Director of Donor Services & Communications at You can also visit us anytime at our office to make requests or view account activity.

Our due diligence process ensures that you give to viable organizations. And, we work closely with the nonprofits in our region and can help you determine the greatest needs in your community and the organizations working well toward serving them.

For more information, contact us at 509-663-7716 or email Beth Stipe at


Dottie Watson opened a Donor Advised Fund to honor her late husband, Bob. The Bob “Watty” Watson Fund has supported several sports and youth programs in Wenatchee, where Bob grew up. As friends and families continue to donate to the fund and as it grows over time, Dottie is able to continue providing gifts in his name – forever.

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