About Us

Alliance Community Foundation  (Federal EIN: 38-7161863)

ACF offers highly customized and legally permissible planned giving agreements and programs. We provide innovative technical support and resources for the full spectrum of charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, and assist charitable organizations when donors offer non-cash gifts of tangible and intangible personal property and real estate.

Planned Giving Agreements (including Trustee Services)

  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Donor Advised Funds*
  • Endowment Funds
  • ACF-Owned Single Member Limited Liability Company
  • Pooled Income Funds**
  • Supporting Organizations – (Type 1)

*Click these links to download the ACF Donor Advised Fund Application, and the ACF Donor Advised Fund Grant Recommendation Form.

**Click this link for information about the ACF Pooled Income Fund

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Financial Company-Branded Pooled Income Fund and Donor Advised Fund Programs

ACF supports the professional advisor’s business development and business retention platforms, by enabling them to offer private-labeled, ACF sponsored, Pooled Income Funds and Donor Advised Fund Programs. Qualified advisors retain the custodial and investment management services and their client’s professional relationship.

Advisors may also encourage clients to donate non-cash assets (privately-held securities, real estate, intellectual property, collections, etc.), to be owned and managed by ACF, until sold and the proceeds can then be invested with the advisor.

Gifts that are accepted by ACF 

Personal Property (Tangible and Intangible Property)

(Tangible Personal Property sought by collectors, museums and auction houses.)

Real Property

Sometimes property contributions (personal property or real estate) may be accepted through an ACF-owned Limited Liability Company. Occasionally, donors may also be asked to sign a Contribution Indemnification Agreement, to protect ACF from existing and future ownership liabilities associated with debt, tax deficiencies, environmental liabilities, contractual restrictions and obligations.

Fees

The annual fees for Trustee Services,  Planned Giving Agreement Management, or Non-Cash Asset Gift Administration, are 70 basis points (.70%). ACF invoices quarterly (17.5 basis points per quarter), based on the asset values at the end of each quarter. (Alternatively, Charitable Lead Trusts and Donor Advised Funds may make quarterly charitable gifts to ACF, that are the equivalent of the ACF fee.)

ACF fees do not include investment management expenses, or independent contractor fees. (Independent Contractors may be employed in conjunction with fundraising activities and are not compensated based on the value of the gifts to ACF.) Expenses for retaining investment managers and independent contractors will be in addition to, and not a part of, the fees charged by ACF.

Expenses incurred for transferring gifts to ACF and its ongoing ownership (holding costs, legal fees, professional services fees, etc.) whether they are proposed gifts or completed gifts, must be paid either from the income produced by the gift (or planned gift agreement), or from the proceeds of the sale of the gift, or paid for by the donor. These expenses may be tax deductible and you are encouraged to consult your tax advisor.

ACF relies primarily on the donor’s trusted, SEC qualified advisor, to manage and custody their planned giving trust or agreement investments with ACF. When IRS or SEC rules prohibit certain investments, ACF requires investment managers to comply with ACF’s Investment Policy Statement.

 

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