At the end of each fiscal year, all UNCG current spending fund balance over $1,000 will be moved to a quasi-endowment. These unspent funds are placed into a quasi endowment fund associated with the current spending fund. Immediately following the withdraw, the next year’s annual spend amount will be deposited in the UNCG current spending fund ensuring continuous availability of funds for annual activities. This annual move of unspent funds takes the funds from a non interest bearing environment back into the endowment investment portfolio generating additional revenue for the endowment’s intended purpose. The quasi endowment funds can be accessed by the authorized endowment spending manager whenever requested. To keep spending authorities and departments aware of this activity, a quarterly report will be provided indicating the available quasi fund balance. The investment gains (or losses) will be credited to the quasi endowment existing spending fund through an additional fund account held in the University Investment Fund portfolio.
Instructions for Requesting for Quasi Endowment Funds
Any holder of a spending fund that was reinvested as a quasi-fund may request to withdraw the amount and moved back to the current spending funds. All requests must be made before May 1. Any funds requested must be spent by June 30 of the fiscal year.
Please note that requests to withdraw funds could take up to sixty days to process. The timing depends upon the amount requested, the time of year, and other factors. All efforts will be made to complete the transaction as quickly as possible. The withdrawal process will begin by completing the request form found on the Foundation Finance website. The form must be approved by an authorized spending fund manager before being sent to Foundation Finance for processing.