Does your nonprofit have a donor-restricted endowment fund or a board-designated endowment fund? Are you hoping to get or create one? Effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2008, nonprofit organizations with donor-restricted and board-designated endowment funds are facing changes in financial statement reporting and disclosure requirements.
In August 2008 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued FASB Staff Position (FSP) No. FAS 117-1, “Endowments of Not-for-Profit Organizations: Net Asset Classifications of Funds Subject to an Enacted Version of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), and Enhanced Disclosures for All Endowment Funds.”