Regions’ Endowments and Foundations Group was formed in the early 1990’s to offer nonprofit services and specifically focus on serving the ever-changing investment and administrative needs of the growing nonprofit community. Today this group of highly skilled professionals oversees more than 2,600 nonprofit accounts totaling over $8 billion in assets.
We take a consultative approach to help tax-exempt organizations and foundation boards manage their fiduciary responsibilities. Our nonprofit clients benefit from the administrative experience of our Relationship Managers and the investment management knowledge of our Portfolio Managers. Services offered to our clients include, but are not limited to:
|Investment Management of Portfolio Assets
||Unitized Sub- Accounting
|Stock and Bond Strategies and Specialty Portfolios
||Grant Administration Services
|Asset Allocation Modeling
||Policy Development Specific to Nonprofits
|Asset Class Research, Analysis, and Recommendations
||Administration of Planned Gifts
|Investment Manager Selection
||Management of Donor Advised Funds & Gift Annuity Funds
|Comprehensive Performance Reporting
||Custody and Recordkeeping
|Monthly Economic Reviews
||Tax Reporting and Preparation of Returns
|Investment Policy Consultation & Spending Policy Analysis
Using a consultative approach, we are proud to offer experience, investment solutions, and unique products and services to our nonprofit clients.
Our Endowments and Foundations specialists are located in communities throughout the Southeast, so you can expect local, quality, customized service. Having an extensive client base allows us to share industry best practices to further help you meet the goals and expectations of your organization.
Our clients include:
- Public, Community and Corporate Foundations
- Private and public schools, colleges and universities
- Churches and religious organizations
- Arts organizations
- Health and Human Services organizations
- Private foundations, including family and independent foundations
- Individuals and families establishing charitable trusts
Our senior professionals understand the challenges facing nonprofit organizations today, and we are experienced in helping clients meet a full range of objectives.
Regions has broad investment capabilities designed to meet our not for profit clients' investment needs and objectives. Regions uses proprietary investment management as well as an open architecture solution that includes what we believe to be some of the industry's premier separate account managers, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and alternative assets.
Unique Products and Services for Nonprofits:
Below are a few of the unique products and services we offer Nonprofits.
- Endowed Funds
An endowed fund can make a donor's influence last for generations. We understand the importance of helping you help your donors establish such influential giving vehicles. We also understand the need for you to establish long-term endowment funds to help meet the larger capital needs of your organization and to help sustain your organization overtime.
- Unitized Sub-Accounting
Regions provides accounting structures that allow organizations to pool assets while retaining individual market values for each underlying sub-account. Organizations often receive assets or contributions from a donor with specific use restrictions applicable to the gift. By pooling these restricted-use assets, you can maximize investment management efficiencies while still maintaining the separate market values of the underlying sub-accounts. Some of the benefits of using sub-accounting include:
- It records and appropriately describes all transactions that are specific to any sub-account (for example, a new contribution or distribution);
- It calculates the units to assign to each transaction;
- As appropriate, the system posts an investment pool’s income, fees, realized and unrealized gains or losses, and other allocable items for any designated period of time, according to the units held by each of the pool’s participating funds;
- It provides daily valuations for sub-accounts participating in the pool.
- Grant Administration Services
Regions has the ability to manage the private foundation grant application process, including helping formulate the application, response time and procedure; meeting with the board to review grants; calculating the 5% required minimum distribution; and tracking cumulative grants and multi-year commitments.
- Policy Development and Consultation
Regions can provide consultation on the development of policies to assure that assets are managed properly and that your gifting strategy meets regulatory guidelines. Sample policies and guidance are provided in the areas of gift acceptance, conflict of interest, document retention, spending, and investments.
- Administration of Planned Gifts
Regions provides investment management and administration of planned gifts, such as gift annuity funds, charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts. We can also assist you in working with donors interested in making a planned gift by utilizing our planned giving software to provide illustrative calculations which show charitable deductions and other actuarial values for gifts of cash and property, and by meeting with you and your prospective donors if appropriate.
- Management of Capital Campaign Funds
Regions understands that capital campaigns and sponsorships are necessary to sustain and grow an organization successfully. We can assist you with investing campaign funds on a short term basis to take advantage of the holding period between raising capital campaign funds and final construction. Regions contributes over $10 million annually in the communities it serves. We believe in giving back to the community and in developing strong relationships and partnerships with our nonprofit clients. This goal is achieved through a combination of corporate giving to nonprofits, voluntary employee support through board memberships and volunteer activities, and an annual paid Volunteer Day for each employee.