Funds with Few Restrictions
Lowell Observatory Endowment Fund
The Lowell Observatory Endowment Fund receives all gifts provided to the Foundation that have endowment restrictions imposed by the donor, but no restrictions on the use of the funds. Distributions from the income from the Lowell Observatory Endowment Fund will be available for any uses consistent with the mission of Lowell Observatory, including ongoing operating expenses, in perpetuity. We welcome new gifts to the Endowment Fund through current donations or a designation in your will, trust, life insurance, or other estate planning vehicle.
This fund provides annual distributions for Observatory priorities outlined by the Director and approved by the Lowell Observatory Executive Committee.
Lowell Observatory Support Fund
The Lowell Observatory Support Fund receives all gifts to the Foundation that are donated without restrictions. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees has full discretion over the use and distribution of these funds to assist in fulfilling the mission of Lowell Observatory. Both the corpus and earnings from the Lowell Observatory Support Fund are available at the discretion of the Board for distribution to the Observatory for purposes determined to be worthy and appropriate. (The Lowell Observatory Support Fund is not an endowed fund.)
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