Is a new foundation really needed?

 

Impact Foundation is breaking new ground in the faith-based charitable space. We do not want to replicate the excellent work being done by other foundations in the arenas of complex gift intake and traditional granting. Rather, we focus on investing charitable resources for greater impact – something other charities are reluctant to tackle. Our mission, structure, and processes allow us to do well what other foundations see as too complex. 


What allows you to do this when others can't or won't? 

Our small staff size and focused investment process allows us to move much more quickly than older, more established foundations. This speed is key when making venture capital and private equity investments. Plus, the IRS has granted us tax exempt status specifically to focus on investing for impact. Finally, we have adopted an Investment Policy Statement custom-tailored to support impact investing. Read it yourself if you'd like (it's kind of long, but it spells out our philosophy and practice of investing): Investment Policy Statement


Describe your minimums and fees

Our minimum for most investment types is $100,000. Our board will consider lower amounts where there is a high degree of missional alignment. To fuel our ministry, Impact Foundation collects a fee of 1.5% annually on investments less than $5m (1% over $5m). 


Yes. We are a Georgia nonprofit corporation. And we recognized as tax exempt under 501(c)(3) - that means donors are eligible for a tax deduction when they contribute money to us. While complying with all the state and federal rules for charities, we view ourselves as a business. That means we have a revenue model and employ business disciplines customary of our for-profit peers. 

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How do I contribute to my fund?  

We welcome direct gifts of cash and grants from a DAF or private foundation.  Publicly traded securities and other appreciated assets can be liquidated through our friend, the National Christian Foundation, and then granted to us.

Wire

  • Receiving Bank: CrossFirst Bank, 4707 W. 135th Street, Leawood, Kansas 66224
  • Receiving Bank ABA: 1010-1528-2
  • Beneficiary Name: Impact Investing Charitable Foundation (for Impact Foundation)
  • Beneficiary Acct Number: 0201623493

Mail a paper check to:

Impact Foundation PO Box 25277, Overland Park, KS 66225-5277 Indicate your fund number or name on the memo line, please.

Grant from your NCF Giving Fund or other donor advised fund. Impact Foundation has been vetted and approved by NCF so you should find it when you search for a new charity.