Our Foundation recognizes that the charitable interests within our community are broad and wide. We therefore welcome individuals or families who support our mission, but who wish to direct their own giving, to create individual Donor Advised Funds within our Foundation. This is a wonderful way to create a legacy and to get the next generation involved in charitable giving. Families have found that getting together to discuss grantmaking helps to create special bonds among family members and that the experience proves to be a rewarding one.

While owners of Donor Advised Funds have total discretion in directing their giving, we recommend that a significant portion of their grants be given in support of our funding priorities.

Donor Advised Funds require a minimum balance of $10,000. For more information or to set up your own Donor Advised Fund, please contact us (admin@chf.mn) or Jenny Johnson, our Asset Development Officer at The Minneapolis Foundation (jjohnson@mplsfoundation.org).

Read about our current Donor Advised Funds and their diverse interests. Learn about their goals and aspirations for the future of our community.

Dr. M. F. Tchou Memorial Fund
Dr. Mien Fa (James) Tchou grew up in Vietnam and obtained his medical training in Shanghai, China and Sorbonne, France. He came to the United States for further studies in 1951 and became a thoracic surgeon..
Sylvia Ho-Ling Hui Lam Memorial Fund
The Sylvia Ho-Ling Hui Lam Memorial Fund was created in memory of Sylvia H. Lam. Sylvia was a molecular biologist at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and also an acclaimed Chinese painter of the Ling Nan style..
Choi Chiu and King Wo Lam Family Fund
The Choi-Chiu and King-Wo Lam Family Fund was created in November, 2005 to carry on the traditions of scholarly pursuit espoused by Choi-Chiu Lam and charitable giving exemplified by his wife, King-Wo Lam. Attending the University of Hong Kong on a full scholarship..
Friendship University Foundation Fund
Dr. C. C. (Chih Chun) was born in Beijing, China, and spent the early years of WWII studying engineering at Tsinghua University that had been temporarily relocated from Beijing to Kunming in southwestern China..
Li Family Fund
established by Hongxin Li and Hongqiao Li..
Lotus Fund
Established by John and Yvonne Ho in 2007..
Create a Donor Advised Fund
Our Foundation recognizes that the charitable interests within our community are broad and wide. We therefore welcome individuals or families who support our mission, but who wish to direct their own giving, to create individual Donor Advised Funds within our Foundation..