Endowment

Maximize your impact

Like you, our endowment benefactors have a giving spirit and want to maximize their philanthropic impact. They turn to the Foundation to make their giving more effective, permanent and meaningful. An endowment through the Foundation brings perpetual funding in support of the homebuilding industry and becomes an enduring tribute to your and your family, extending you values for generations to come.

CHF endowments are a collection of gifts donated by its Founders, Hall of Fame Honorees, Board members and friends of the Foundation.

When an endowment gift is received, the principal is held in perpetuity, with the annual earnings generating support is designated by the donor. Unlike current-use gifts, which may be spent completely for immediate needs, endowment gifts are invested and only the earned income portion can be spent.

These extraordinary gifts are carefully managed to provide permanent, ongoing support for building industry students, construction trades education and industry research. Endowments of the California Homebuilding Foundation are invested under the direction of its Board of Trustees and assisted by an investment committee, a professional investment advisor and experienced Foundation staff.

Mindful of the nature of today’s financial markets, the Foundation employs a long-range investment strategy that is diversified across asset classes. The investment portfolio is structured to preserve capital, allow for growth and prudently manage risk, generating a stable income stream, which permits the Foundation to continue to fulfill its mission to provide scholarships, construction trades education and research grants to the homebuilding industry.

The Foundation will work with you to establish guidelines for your endowment and to provide ongoing stewardship to ensure that your philanthropic goals are achieved.

For more information about establishing an endowment with the California Homebuilding Foundation, please contact Executive Director, Terri Brunson at tbrunson@mychf.org or (916) 340-3340. Meet other CHF Benefactors.