Types of Funds
Donor Advised Funds (Endowed)
Donors are actively involved in the annual distribution of their gifts from a Donor Advised
(Donors recommend (annually) who receives grants from their gift, as well as the dollar
amount of the grant.)
Agency Funds serve the purpose of a specific charitable (or other tax-exempt) organization.
Interested donors have the opportunity to support a charitable organization by contributing to a
fund already established by that organization.
[Only Grant Applications from the Named Agency are accepted]
Endowment Funds (Nonprofit / Charitable / Field of Interest/ Scholarship)
Fiscal Sponsor Funds (specific purpose fund)
Fiscal Sponsor or Pass-Through Funds allow the CCCF to receive donations, grants or other
funding that can then be granted or passed-through to the specific entity or eligible
organization who has entered into a Agreement with the Foundation. Acting as the “Fiscal
Sponsor” or receiver of grants / other funds, the Foundation disburses agreed upon amounts to
the agreed upon organization/ entity for the purposes detailed in the Agreement. These
disbursements must provide charitable services or serve charitable purposes for which the
Foundation was organized and align with the Foundation’s mission.
[Disbursements are only made for the benefit of the specific organization or entity identified
in the Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement]
CCCF Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors based on qualified applications
received and the Foundation’s knowledge of the most current and pressing needs in Clark County
Arts / Cultural / Historic
Citizens / Communities
Education (not scholarships)
Youth / Senior Citizens
Field of Interest Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors based on
qualified applications received and the Foundation’s knowledge of the current needs of Clark
[Grant Applications accepted from October 1st to November 15th each year.]
Field of Interest Funds (Not Endowed)
Designated Funds (Endowed)
Donors will designate the specific charitable organizations or agencies to receive distributions
from their gift.
[No Grant Applications are accepted for these Funds]
Stepping Stone Funds
A Stepping Stone Fund is one that is in the process of attaining endowment level status of
$10,000 or more. No distributions are made from Stepping Stone Funds until it reaches $10,000.
The Giving Circle has been created to provide like-minded people and organizations the
opportunity to pool donations and democratically select grant recipients that make positive
changes in Clark County.
Each Giving Circle year begins October 1 and ends on September 30 of the following year.
Annually, current cycle Donors gather at the Giving Circle Donor Annual Meeting to vote for
current year Giving Circle grant recipients.
Clark County Community Fund / Clark County Community Scholarship Fund
Giving Circle Fund (Not Endowed)
Endowment Funds provide grants to specific areas of interest based on the criteria established
by the original donor of each fund.