Establishing an endowment is an act of great generosity and vision. Donors who decide to create an endowment do so because they understand the importance of supporting the institution not only during their lifetime, but for generations to come. These visionary individuals, families, and organizations build an extraordinary resource. Many donors choose to establish an endowed fund in order to honor a loved one, or to memorialize an important figure in their life, ensuring that their name and generosity will forever be a guiding force in our institution’s success.

As InSIST’s endowment grows, so does its capacity to transform bold ideas into life changing realities. By contributing to InSIST's endowment, supporters are able to provide enduring sources of funding for the people, programs, and activities they care about and wish to nurture. Because the principal amount is not spent and a portion of the income is reinvested, an endowment lasts in perpetuity. Every gift to endowment, no matter the size, will allow InSIST to achieve our greatest goals in the coming decades and have an impact for generations to come.

For additional information on planning an endowment, call the InSIST Office of Giving at (510) 520-4777 (United States).