Philanthropy Impact

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Total return refers to the overall benefit of an investment. It includes both income and capital growth.
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Permanent endowment is property of the charity (including land, buildings, cash or investments) which the trustees may not spend as if it were income.
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The percentage of assets a foundation distributes for charitable purposes in a year. There is no minimum pay-out requirement in the UK.
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The terms ‘trust’ and ‘foundation’ are often used interchangeably.
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An expendable endowment fund is a fund that must be invested to produce income.
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See expendable endowment and permanent endowment .
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Development trusts are organisations that are engaged in the economic, environmental and social regeneration of a defined area or community.
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A trust is an arrangement whereby a person or persons (the trustees) is made the nominal owner of property for the benefit of another person or group of people (the beneficiaries).
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Holdings of economic value by a foundation or charity – such as cash, stocks, bonds, buildings or other property, and accounts receivable.

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