For Professional Advisors

Advisor Managed Funds

Continue managing your clients' assets while The Foundation supports their philanthropy.

Maintain Assets Under Management

You have long-standing and valued relationships with your clients as their financial advisor. Your clients may want you to have a hand in managing all of their investments, from retirement to charitable assets.

Enter The Community Foundation’s Advisor Managed Funds — an investment option that allows your clients to create a charitable fund, and benefit from our extensive grantmaking experience while keeping their assets under your management.

Our staff connects your clients to organizations that get great results, have brilliant ideas and demonstrate good governance and financial controls.

With an initial gift of $100,000 or more, your clients can transfer their assets from a private foundation, a donor-advised fund held elsewhere, cash or securities — even gifts of non-cash assets are possible.

Advisor Managed Funds offers your clients enhanced service — a powerful combination of your investment and financial management expertise and The Foundation’s 90+ years of philanthropy, community knowledge and network of resources.

Benefits to the Advisor

  • Maintain a lifetime relationship with your client
  • Provide clients a full-service, one-stop resource to achieve their financial and charitable goals, including legacy planning
  • Integrate estate planning and business succession planning with clients

Benefits to the Client

  • Access to Community Foundation knowledge resources and events, including donor briefings on important local, state and national issues
  • Opportunities to network with like-minded philanthropists
  • The ability to designate a future charitable purpose for their fund, including specific organizations, a field of interest or broad purposes
  • The ability to name successor advisors for their fund
  • Streamlining charitable donations
  • Online grantmaking ability and 24/7 access to fund information

Investment Partnership Application

This Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) establishes general responsibilities and guidelines for the Advisor Managed Funds Program at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Inc. (“The Community Foundation”) between The Community Foundation and a recommended Investment Advisor (“Investment Advisor”).

Download the MOU

Due Diligence Questionnaire

To be completed by professional advisors who have been recommended by their clients to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for the Custom Investment Partnership Program.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to provide a clear understanding of the roles of the professional advisor, the investment advisor (“Investment Advisor”) and the investment program and strategy that will be employed in the management of the client's fund.

Download the Due Diligence Questionnaire

Donor Investment Request

The Donor Investment Request form is used by donors or potential donors to The Community Foundation to recommend an investment manager for approval and acceptance in the Advisor Managed Funds Program.

Download the Donor Investment Request Form

Get in touch for more information

Sharon Cappetta, CAP®
Director of Development