One of the most appealing qualities of a private foundation is the tremendous degree of flexibility it provides to its board for making investment decisions. This quality is greatly prized by savvy investors and entrepreneurs who have developed the knack for making shrewd and lucrative investments. These successful investors find great satisfaction in applying their skills to benefit their foundations and in growing foundation assets in a dynamic and effective way.
Often, a sophisticated investor’s strategy includes investments in privately held stock. Following is a brief synopsis of key points to bear in mind when a foundation’s portfolio includes investments in such stock.