What We Do: Philanthropy

How a partnership with the Santa Fe Community Foundation benefits you

When you choose to establish a charitable fund at the Foundation, you maximize the impact of your giving. You receive expert advice, reduce paperwork, and enjoy solid returns on your charitable investments. You also become part of a community of philanthropists.

Here are some of the services and programs that set us apart:

Personalized Services

We can meet with you regularly to review your fund and discuss your philanthropic interests. You can rely on the expertise of our staff because we understand the challenges faced by our communities, and we know the work of area nonprofits. We can partner with you to develop additional strategies for your giving, including connecting you with like-minded philanthropists.

Our in-house philanthropic advisors are happy to discuss planned giving, family wealth issues, and life income opportunities with you.

Resource for Giving Opportunities

You will be invited to learn about opportunities to support proposals received through our competitive grants process. Our program is a simple and efficient way for you to learn about the meaningful work happening in our communities and to partner with us and other donors in funding this work.

Simple Fund Management

We handle the administrative details for you, from start-up documentation to managing complicated non-cash gifts to tax documentation. This allows you to focus on your philanthropy. Soon, we will also implement online management tools, allowing you to submit grant recommendations, check fund balances, view grantmaking history, print fund statements, and more.

Compounding Impact

The Foundation uses a well-diversified allocation strategy oriented toward higher-return assets. The Foundation also has a local impact investing program. The strategy is executed through an extremely capable investment committee.

Nonprofit Support

Grantmaking is not the only way we support nonprofits. Foundation-led initiatives strengthen nonprofits, allowing you to invest in their work with confidence. Additionally, our Agency Endowment Program provides nonprofits with turnkey professional management of permanent or long-term assets.

Ways to Give