Fees for Individual & Family Funds

More than an asset manager, the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) provides vital financial support to our community and proper governance over permanent assets — including faith-consistent investments. To accomplish this work, every fund at CCF incurs an administrative fee and an investment management fee.

This fee structure is standard practice for community foundations, and our fees are competitive with our local community foundation peers. By pooling assets, CCF can access top managers and unique asset classes while driving down costs.

Administrative Fees

The administrative fee covers the costs to administer the fund and allows CCF to ensure that our mission is sustained for our Catholic community for generations to come. This includes investment oversight and allocation management guidance for our investment managers, statement and activity reports, accounting, and audits.

For many of our fund types, fees decrease as the balance of your fund increases. Each quarter, one-fourth of the annual fee is assessed based on the monthly average balance of the fund during the quarter.

Donor Advised Fund and Donor Designated Fund
Minimum Establishing Gift $10,000

$250 or 1.0%

Endowment Fund
Minimum Balance $50,000


Charitable Gift Annuity
Minimum Balance $10,000


Charitable Remainder Trust
Minimum Balance $100,000


NOTE: The Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota may charge against funds any out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., legal, accounting, taxes, tax filing fees, etc.) incurred in association with the administration of the funds.

Investment Management Fees

Investment management fees cover asset managers, trading costs, consultants, and custodial fees. These fees are assessed separately and vary by investment pool. Investment fees are not charged separately, rather, investment performance is reported net of fees. CCF does not receive any portion of these investment fees. You can find the most recent investment management fees in the footnotes of each pool’s quarterly performance reports.

0.20% – 0.77%

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Mike Ricci

Michael A. Ricci, Jr., CFP®, CAP®
Director – Professional Outreach & Investments
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