For Donors

CCF can help you find or create a resource for transforming your philanthropic dream into a meaningful reality that evolves with you, your family and your needs.

 

Over the last century, we’ve delivered exceptional client services to thousands of donors, turning their charitable visions into meaningful change. And although we’re passionate advocates for investing right here at home in Los Angeles, we’re equally committed to our donors whose passions extend across the country and around the world.

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Give To Donor Funds

CCF is home to more than 1,800 funds, each embodying a donor’s dream for a better world. In diverse areas like the arts, disaster relief, education, the environment, health, housing, veteran’s issues, and more, our donors are making a difference in L.A. and around the world. Discover how you can join with their efforts.

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Open a Fund

By partnering with CCF, you’ll join a tradition of improving lives, uplifting communities and fostering positive social change here at home and around the world. Our broad-based expertise and range of services make us an ideal partner for transforming any philanthropic dream into a reality.

Donor Services

There’s an inherent joy in giving to others, and CCF strives to make the process itself equally rewarding. We establish a personal partnership with our donors and develop customized giving plans that maximize the impact of charitable endeavors. We grow with you and your philanthropy.

Philanthropic Consultation

Our Donor Relations team can help define or refine short- and long-term giving goals and strategies, identify emerging opportunities for impactful grantmaking and develop a family giving plan for current and future generations.

Nonprofit Research

We can provide thorough and unbiased research on charitable causes, evaluation of nonprofits and site visit opportunities for organizations of interest. We also offer a variety of educational resources including resident issue experts and like-minded donors available for support.

Anonymous Giving

A charitable fund or foundation with CCF allows you to make grants annonymously. 

  • Donors may choose a fund or foundation name that ensures anonymity, ensuring their name does not appear on grant checks, financial reports or other public documents.
  • Donors may differentiate between gifts made anonymously and gifts that carry the name of the family, foundation or company.

We can also manage relations with grantees and beneficiaries, handle all mail and correspondence and much more.

Private Foundation Services

CCF works with dozens of private foundations to enhance their giving and help support the administrative responsibilities.

Family Philanthropy

When it comes to the special and personal considerations that arise with family philanthropy, we’re experts at developing a plan for the entire family, including opportunities for new generations to engage in charitable endeavors now and succession plans for family funds into the future.

Complex Asset Contributions

We specialize in simplifying the process of converting complex assets into charitable contributions. From commercial real estate to partnership interests, we accept a broad range of asset gifts that many commercial brokerage firm funds don’t have the ability or the experience to accommodate.

Custom Grant Management

For donors contemplating a major or multi-year gift, CCF can craft grant agreements based on donor directives, desires for recognition or anonymity and deliverables and outcome triggers for initial and subsequent grant payments. This allows donor funds to remain invested as long as possible. We also undertake due diligence for every grant throughout the process, from confirming IRS information to delivering payments.

Advisor Consultation

By working with our clients’ estate planning attorneys, accountants and other key professionals, and consulting with their chosen team as it relates to particular gifts or grants, we’re able to offer donors a seamless experience that ensures their philanthropy is fully integrated into their overall financial vision.

Fund Succession

Your philanthropic vehicle is not just a tool to give out money, it’s a way to pass on the charitable values you champion. Our giving experts can work with you to create a succession plan for your donor advised fund, determine the successor advisor(s) of your choice and take steps to ensure your charitable vision and intent are preserved over time.

International Giving

Our staff can conduct the due diligence and complete the necessary paperwork for donors who wish to support causes and organizations around the world. 

Online Services

Donor grantmaking can be managed through our secure DonorConnect platform that provides online access, resources and assistance to donors. It enables real-time monitoring of philanthropic transactions, investment returns and fund assets from anywhere with an internet connection. Fund giving pages on our website also allow donors to collect contributions directly from friends, family and colleagues for easy fundraising.

Charitable Asset Management Partnership (ChAMP)

Charitable Asset Management Partnership (ChAMP) is a customized investment option for donors who prefer to have their own trusted financial advisor manage the majority of their charitable assets. It provides comparable benefits to a private foundation or scholarship fund along with a full range of supporting services. The minimum initial gift is $500,000.

Administrative Fees​

Our administrative fees enable us to provide top-quality service and expertise to make your giving easy, efficient and impactful.

Please access our Administrative Fee Calculator to calculate your potential fees.

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Donor Tools & Resources

One of CCF’s goals is to empower you as a donor. In addition to providing customized research and advice, we also have special grantmaking tools and resources to help you evaluate the organizations that best fit your giving goals.