Hope Christian Community Foundation is the largest Christian Community Foundation in the United States and one of the fastest growing sources of funding for Christian ministries. Since inception in 1998, we have directed over $150 million to churches, ministries, and charities from the heart of Memphis' inner city to missionaries around the world. Our assets at December 31, 2009, exceeded $69 million.
What is a Christian Community Foundation and how does it help further God's work in our community? The Hope Christian Community Foundation is a Christian non-profit, community-based foundation whose purpose is to help Christians share their resources in efficient and strategic ways.
Establishing a Hope Donor Advised Fund can be advantageous as you seek to become a better steward of the blessings God has given you. There are many ways we can help. The following are a few examples:
- We can centralize your giving and save you time. You make one transfer and if you have ten different organizations you wish to support, we will write ten different checks and handle all administrative functions for you.
- We can assist you in giving effectively by matching your desire to give with an organization that is doing that particular work. We will investigate the need and whether or not the organization conforms to the proper standards. Our goal at Hope is not only to assist you in your stewardship, but also to help connect you to ministries in our community that are effective.
- By establishing a fund with us you will receive the advantages of having your own personal foundation without the expenses, reporting requirements, taxes, administrative hassles, or restrictions normally associated with a private foundation.
Do you wish to maintain your level of giving after you have retired? If so, consider the advantages of opening a donor advised fund which allows you to make tax-deductible contributions during your highest income earning years prior to retirement and then make withdrawals after you are retired to make charitable contributions when your income is likely lower. The contributions are invested and grow tax-free until you decide to make grants or distributions from the account.
- A Hope Legacy Fund offers a donor the unique opportunity to create a charitable legacy. Upon death, the fund would convert to an endowed fund whereby only the earnings from the fund or a percentage of the fund would be available for grant-making. This enables a donor to create a charitable legacy beyond their lifetime by supporting the non-profits or ministries that matter most to them even after their death.
We would love to work with you through a partnership as we labor together to build God’s kingdom.