Investing

Over the past 26 years, the Community Foundation has grown gift by gift to become one of the largest foundations in west central Indiana with total assets nearing $60 million.  Since our founding, more than $23 million has been granted into the communities that we serve.  Thousands of individuals, families, businesses and foundations have contributed to the more than 670 separate funds that create the lasting community capital for Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties.   Our ability to serve our communities today and into the future is directly related to our ability to preserve and enhance our financial assets.

Performance

The Community Foundation offers two separate investment portfolios for funds.  We offer the regular portfolio and an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) portfolio that mirrors the regular portfolio, but excludes investments such as tobacco, carbon based fuel , etc.  Fund creators must request that their fund be invested in the ESG pool.  Otherwise, it is added to the Investment Portfolio

Investment Performance Comparative Metrics through December 31, 2017

1 year 3 years 5 years
Endowment Portfolio 15.92 5.35 7.15
ESG Portfolio 13.82 NA NA
Blended Benchmark 13.22 6.01 7.92

Target Portfolio Allocation

Cash 1.0
US Bonds 12.3
International Bonds 5.5
US Large Cap Equities 32.3
International Large Cap Equities 15.0
Small Cap US Equities 16.0
Small Cap International Equities 3.0
Energy/Natural Resources 4.0
Commodities 4.0
Real Estate 7.0

Actual Portfolio Allocation

Cash 0.38
US Bonds 12.37
International Bonds 5.6
US Large Cap Equities 32.24
International Large Cap Equities 15.08
Small Cap US Equities 15.94
Small Cap International Equities 3.08
Energy/Natural Resources 4.02
Commodities 4.12
Real Estate 7.17

Financial Reports

Every day, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation and its donors make a difference in our community.

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation pays close attention to financial services, demonstrating its responsibility to its donors and the community. The Audited Financial Statement and the 990 Information Return are available for viewing by clicking on the links below. Please contact the Community Foundation if further financial information is needed.

IRS Charitable Status Documents

IRS Determination Letter

Investment Policy Statement

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