Investment Performance

Investment Performance

Investment returns, net of fees, for the periods ending December 31, 2023, were as follows:

CFSJC Return Standard Benchmark CPI + 5%
One Year 13.4% 16.2% 8.5%
Three Year 4.3% 2.7% 10.9%
Five Year 10.1% 8.2% 9.3%
Ten Year 6.9% 6.0% 7.9%
Since Inception 7.4% 4.7% 7.6%

The Standard Benchmark is comprised of the following weighted indices: 65% All Country World Index and 35% Barclays Aggregate Bond Fund. The Community Foundation compares its performance to this benchmark to determine if active management of our investment portfolio produces a superior return to what a typical, passively invested endowment portfolio would produce.

The Community Foundation also compares our performance to a long-term benchmark comprised of 5% plus the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Over the long-term, the Foundation seeks to earn 5% plus CPI to cover the cost of annual grants to charity while protecting the real value of the underlying endowments.


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