what's your legacy?
CCF Founder Joseph Sartori believed that lasting legacies are measured not in dollars but in the difference they make to the community. More than 70 years after his death, the Joseph F. and Margaret R. Sartori Fund is still transforming lives and futures throughout his beloved Los Angeles County.
In honor of our founder’s dedication and generosity, CCF created the Sartori Circle, the name of CCF’s legacy society, to bring together committed donors partnering with CCF to make a permanent impact on the causes they care about most. The passions, stories and goals of Sartori Circle members may vary, but they are linked together by their desire to create a better world for their children, grandchildren and generations to come.
create a legacy of impact
All donors who generously include CCF in their estate plan through their will, trust, beneficiary designations, life income gifts or who name CCF as the successor advisor to their existing Donor Advised Funds are eligible to participate in the Sartori Circle. Whether a donor designates a nonprofit beneficiary, makes a field of interest gift or gives to CCF’s endowment, each donor’s unique charitable wishes are CCF’s highest priority, now and in the future.
Learn more about Sartori Circle eligibility.
bring your philanthropic vision to life
Whatever cause you care about most, CCF has the expertise to make your vision a reality. We provide a complete portfolio of services tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of our donors. And with more than 100-years experience in stewarding charitable funds and legacies, we can ensure you’re able to continue making a difference throughout this century and beyond. Our services include:
- Personalized Giving Plans
- Nonprofit Research
- Family Philanthropy
- Grant Administration
- Fund Succession
- Financial Management
Learn more about our wide range of legacy services.
many ways to give
CCF has the ability and expertise to accept gifts of cash, as well as publicly-traded securities and other complex assets, such as real estate, partnership interests and intellectual property. CCF also has the knowledge, creativity and experience to help donors and their advisors structure their charitable giving in ways that best fit their individual circumstances and achieve their charitable vision over time.
Common types of planned gifts include:
- Life Income Gifts, such as Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts
- Beneficiary Designations of Retirement Plans and Life Insurance
- Retained Life Estates
Learn more about the types of planned gifts we accept.
many charitable vehicles
CCF charitable giving experts work with you to choose the right charitable vehicle to meet your specific goals. Whether you want to support one organization or many, to determine a successor advisor or let CCF handle the grantmaking, we’re here to help you maximize your impact while minimizing the administrative hassles. Popular fund types include:
Learn more about the types of legacy vehicles we offer.
make an impact, forever
By becoming a member of the Sartori Circle by creating your lasting legacy through CCF, you join a group of forward-thinking individuals and families who use their charitable resources to support the causes and organizations they care about most well beyond their lifetimes.
To join the Sartori Circle and link your legacy to lasting change, in Los Angeles and around the world, please complete a Sartori Circle Membership Form, contact your CCF relationship manager or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.