Edward Charles Foundation makes it easier for people to bring their charitable visions to life. With our incredible back office team, decades of experience and connections, and passion for helping others, we can help you change the world:
 

Accounting Services

  • Cloud-based accounting systems for easy access by clients
  • Custom reporting shows you exactly your impact – and how you can make more
  • Team of bookkeepers handle all of your accounting for you
  • We file all taxes for you
  • We pay all your bills
  • Full charge financial reporting
     
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IT Services

  • Excellent cloud-based tools to access our services
  • Donation webpages so anyone can participate in your vision
  • Web design and development services
  • Email and website hosting
     

Customer Support

  • Available 7 days a week to guide you towards success
  • Available to help in person, by phone, and email
     

Fiscal Sponsorship

As a Fiscal Sponsor, we take the pain and time out of starting a new 501(c)(3) entity – starting your own can take up to 18 months to be approved. We get you up and running in less than a week – this is the power of Fiscal Sponsorship.

For those who have done work in the non-profit space before, or have experience with various non-profit structures, this chart should help to clarify how we differ (and outshine) a few other popular structures:

Features Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Private Foundation (PF) Us
Donor Grant Restrictions With DAF’s, donors cannot place restrictions on their grantees Yes Yes
Grantee Recipients Only may give to US 501(c)(3) approved charities More flexibility. With expenditure responsibility, can give scholarships to individuals and foreign organizations. Can make program related investments and loans. DAF’s cannot Most flexibility. You can do above and you can create partnerships and also raise monies for recipients. Recipients can be those in need and you can create endowments
Anonymity in Giving Yes No, you must file Form 990 PF and this is a “Public document” Because we file the 990, your identity may remain anonymous if you so choose
Management of Charitable Funds Typically, DAF’s are subject to the Fund’s money managers Totally open platform Totally open platform
Start up time Online and quickly 3-10 months Online and quickly
Receipt of Non-cash Assets Limited. Private Stock, etc. Open in terms of non-cash accepts Flexible
Minimum Investment $5,000.00 or so usually $3,000,000.00 or more to open recommended Varies
Ease of Operation Easy You must create and infrastructure, file returns, etc. Easy. Operated for you
Self Dealing Issues Very restrictive use of funds Very strict and steep penalties for failure to comply with special self-dealing rules The most liberal of the three. Only subject to Section 4958, standard self-dealing restrictions