Private foundations – Retain control over your donated funds — for a price
Abstract: It used to be that the cost of setting up and operating a private foundation was justified only if you planned to contribute several million dollars. But that cost has dropped dramatically over the years, so this strategy may be worth a look for donors making initial contributions as low as $250,000. Of course, whether a private foundation is right for you depends on your circumstances. This article explores reasons to set up a private foundation and potential pitfalls.