By John Furlow, TPF’s Executive Vice President
TPF, like most charitable organizations, uses a Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) compliant pre-determined spend policy based on the average market value of the funds over a set time (usually the prior three-year period). But why is this important to you?
The following outlines some key facts about the spend rate to help provide some clarification:
When we see a Bear market like this one, organizations who have a spend policy will continue to receive the same distributions to support their mission for the remainder of that budget year. In most cases, the calculations for 2023 that utilize the spend policy will result in the same dollars or a modest increase for the next year’s budget. Even though the market value of the investments has recently decreased, the three-year average has smoothed out the calculation.
To hear more about the current markets and the use of a spend policy, please join us for our upcoming webinar, “THE WORD ON THE STREET, August 2022: A Mid-Year Conversation on Investment Philosophy, Performance, & Perspective” on Wednesday, August 10th at 11:00 AM CST. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!