Resources for Nonprofits

YVCF Services for Nonprofits

Agency Endowment Management

Nonprofit agencies create endowments to establish stable, predictable sources of income for current and future needs. The Yampa Valley Community Foundation can manage funds permanently endowed by donors or the agency. This permanent pool of assets generates income and, hopefully, grows over time. Like your personal savings, a permanent fund for your agency can provide a reliable source of additional income each year.

Advantages of having an Agency Endowment at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation:

  • Your agency fund enjoys the advantage of being invested in a larger pool of assets which can lead to greater growth, greater income, and lower investment fees.
  • The Foundation handles investment management and oversight, all accounting and financial reporting, and annual audit.
  • Your agency can receive income from its portion of the total endowment.
  • All gifts to your fund are restricted for your use only. While co-mingled for investment, your agency’s endowment will not be used for other purposes.
  • Your endowment fund receives exposure in the Foundation’s annual report and website to reach more, and potentially new donors than those on your current list.

All gifts are tax deductible at the highest levels allowed.

YVCF has created an Endowment Toolkit to help you reach your goals.

Planned Giving Partnership & Stock Processing

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s Planned Giving Partnership is designed to encourage agencies to actively build endowments through planned giving. YVCF can accept planned gifts from a donors’ assets. Examples of planned giving vehicles commonly included in estate plans are:

  • Securities
  • Bequests
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Accounts

YVCF can process gifts of stock for your organization

A gift of stock is a powerful asset. YVCF will gladly work in partnership with you and your donor to help process gifts of stock.

Why should donors consider a stock gift?

A donation of appreciated securities may allow a charitable deduction for the fair market value while helping the donor avoid capital gains taxes that might otherwise occur at the sale of the stock. 

For more information on our Planned Giving Partnership, please contact Greg Hamilton at

Board Training 101

If your organization would like to learn or review what it means to be a high-functioning board and board member, YVCF staff can provide this training. The workshop focuses on the roles and legal responsibilities of being a board member and can be for new and current board members as well as staff. Interested? Contact

For additional training, the Colorado Secretary of State has developed an online Nonprofit Board Member Course with five course modules addressing important aspects of being an effective and responsible nonprofit board member.

Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

Colorado Nonprofit Association is proud to bring you the third edition of Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado (P&P).

This guidebook was developed by Colorado nonprofits for Colorado nonprofits. It provides resources to help you keep up-to-date on legal compliance, prepare to complete the Form 990, build capacity, and demonstrate transparency and accountability.

Download P&P Now

Every day we meet with partners, new and longstanding, to pass on our passion to build a better Yampa Valley. If you have a passion, we can help you find the best way to pass it on.

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