Fee Structure

All advised funds are charged an appropriate allocation of direct and indirect expenses attributable to the administration of component funds, this deduction contributing to The Community Foundation's mission to meet the compelling charitable needs of Metropolitan Washington. Those fees are listed below:

  • A 1.1 % management fee from fund balance of each advised fund is required annually. (For those funds that exceed $3 million in fund balance a sliding fee scale takes effect: 1.1% on the first $3 million, 0.60% on the next $2 million, and 0.35% above $5 million).
  • For those funds invested in the combined investment fund, there is an annual 0.5% management fee.

Note: For cases in which a donor requests extraordinary activities, additional charges may be assessed based on the concurrence of both the Community Foundation and the donor.