Impact Investing

A creative way to grow lasting change

Put your NCF Fund balance to work by investing in opportunities that combine spiritual impact with
financial returns.

Make a difference, even before making a grant

For most NCF givers, sending grants to charities from their Fund is how they make a tangible difference for the causes they love. But a growing number of givers are using their Fund balance itself to generate charitable good. With impact investing, your Fund’s assets are invested in private companies, venture funds, or non-profits that are achieving spiritual impact. Once the investment is made, the entity puts the money to work, and the earnings go back into your Fund. So while furthering the causes you love, your Fund also has the potential to generate financial returns.

Expanded kingdom impact

Have charitable impact while the money in your NCF Fund is waiting to be granted to the charities you love.

Purposeful growth

Simultaneously become a part of today’s major causes, and generate more return for your NCF Fund.

Wise Capital Stewardship

Integrate the investment of your charitable capital into your family’s longterm stewardship and generosity plans.

How it works

After giving cash or non-cash assets into your NCF Fund, you select from a variety of unique impact investing options to make a difference for your favorite causes. Potential financial returns go back to your Fund balance, which you can use to pursue other impact investing opportunities or recommend traditional grants to charities.

Some of NCF's impact investing solutions

With impact investing at NCF, now you have a powerful way to make a spiritual impact with your Fund balance, even before you recommend grants to charities. Here are options for achieving your goals and objectives.

Impact Investment Pools
Easily choose from NCF's curated impact investment pool options, ranging in purpose, type, and potential return. NCF's first impact pool offering is Sovereign's Capital (Fund III), a private equity impact investment opportunity for your Fund.
Supporting Organization
If you already have impact investing ideas in mind – and have a large, stable grantmaking balance (generally $5M+) – a Supporting Organization (SO) may be a good solution for you. SOs provide broad flexibility for investing and the ability to make impact investments of your choosing.
Impact Foundation
Our friends at Impact Foundation are leaders in making custom impact investments. Their flexible options for time-sensitive or smaller investments might provide the solution you need. After the investment is complete, you can request that your charitable capital be returned to your Fund at NCF for continued grantmaking.
Impact Investment Pools
Easily choose from NCF's curated impact investment pool options, ranging in purpose, type, and potential return. NCF's first impact pool offering is Sovereign's Capital (Fund III), a private equity impact investment opportunity for your Fund.
Supporting Organization
If you already have impact investing ideas in mind – and have a large, stable grantmaking balance (generally $5M+) – a Supporting Organization (SO) may be a good solution for you. SOs provide broad flexibility for investing and the ability to make impact investments of your choosing.
Impact Foundation
Our friends at Impact Foundation are leaders in making custom impact investments. Their flexible options for time-sensitive or smaller investments might provide the solution you need. After the investment is complete, you can request that your charitable capital be returned to your Fund at NCF for continued grantmaking.

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