An Acorn Fund is a starter fund that grows over time (with a maximum of 5 years to become fully funded). When contributions reach the minimum balance the granting can begin. Fund types include: Donor Advised, Designated, Future Community Needs, and Field of Interest.
Acorn Funds are an ideal vehicle for people from all walks of life, people of modest means and people of all ages to make a difference a little at a time. The Acorn Fund is perfect for family philanthropy, groups, friends or neighbors to support charitable causes that are meaningful to them.
An individual, couple or group makes a pledge to establish an Acorn Fund and begin making periodic contributions that grow to be a permanent endowed fund. Family and friends can make contributions to the Acorn Fund in lieu of traditional gifts on the occasion of holiday, birthday or anniversary. To start your fund, please contact the Foundation at 806-762-8061.
Starter amount is $1,000. Fund must reach $5,000 within 5 years. If fund does not reach $5,000 on anniversary date of 5 years, the fund balance will be added to the CFWT Founder Member Fund.