NCF announces the Cornerstone Fund

Throughout history, placing a cornerstone has been the first and most important act in the building of anything great. A cornerstone in an ancient building isn’t symbolic. It gives strength and support to the whole structure.

In this same spirit, we designed the Cornerstone Fund to provide a strong foundation for your long-term charitable giving strategy. This is a personalized donor-advised fund that offers key advantages along with the flexibility and innovations you expect from NCF.

With a team of like-minded experts at your side, you’ll experience personalized local service, significant tax benefits, reduced administration, opportunities to connect with givers who share a common mission, and much more.

When you open a Cornerstone Fund with NCF, you join a community of Christian families who are experiencing extraordinary joy in their generosity and impacting the causes they love. Some of its powerful benefits include:

  • Charitable planning: Refine your generosity calling and strategy with help from NCF’s local and national expert charitable planners.
  • Family Giving Funds: Encourage and engage another generation of generosity by opening no-cost Giving Funds (donor-advised funds) for your children and grandchildren who are 18-26 years old.
  • International granting: Send support quickly, safely, and cost-efficiently to qualified overseas charities, including your first grant free.
  • Personal service: Let your NCF team handle all the details of your giving, including charity vetting, grants, contributions, and much more.
  • Unique connections: Be part of a community of thousands of families like you who share a common mission, and enjoy exclusive national and local experiences and events.


Fund costs

Costs for a Cornerstone Fund start at 44 bps and scale down, making it best suited for Funds with balances of about $2.5 million or more. For lower balances, a minimum charge of $950 per month will apply, and NCF flexibly allows for separately managed accounts (+5 bps). Through your support, together we’re powering NCF’s mission to further the mobilization of resources as we inspire biblical generosity.


Place your cornerstone today

Learn even more here on our website, or connect with your nearest NCF team to get started. We would be honored to serve you.

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