Community Support Fee Schedule

Horizon Community Funds assesses a Community Support Fee to cover the cost of administration and to continue HCF’s important work in our community. Community Support Fees provide the necessary resources to operate efficiently and effectively, ensuring fiscal responsibility in grant due diligence, donor and nonprofit education, promotion of charitable giving in this region, research, and other activities. In short, when you partner with the Horizon Community Funds, you are supporting our community.

Community Impact Fund

Fund minimum: None
Community Support Fees: 100 basis points (1%)

Donor Advised, Designated, and Scholarship Funds

Fund minimum: $25,000 (Donor Advised Funds and Designated Funds); $50,000 (Scholarship Funds)
Community Support Fees:

  • 100 basis points (1%) on the first $1 million
  • 80 basis points (.80%) on the value between $1 million and $2.5 million
  • 60 basis points (.60%) on the value above $2.5 million


All fees are quoted on an annual basis. Fees are assessed and charged to each fund on a pro-rated monthly basis according to the fair market value of the fund on the last day of each month. Investment and credit card fees are not included in the Community Support Fees. We strive to keep fees as low as possible so that we can maximize charitable resources for our donors and our community. All funds are subject to an annual $250 minimum fee. As HCF is a 501(c)(3) organization, the Community Support Fee is fully tax deductible and supports our mission to improve the Northern Kentucky communities we serve.

Download the fee schedule here.

What Horizon Community Funds brings to the table is ability to use OUR resources to address OUR needs. Keeping the administration in Kentucky provides tax advantages as well. As an individual, I’m not be able to tackle big projects alone. In collaboration with other Northern Kentuckians making gifts big and small, I can help make lasting changes in a growing community to benefit future generations.
— Kit Andrews, Member, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky Council of Trustees