Seed the Future Campaign

Advancing the art and science of angel investing to accelerate innovation and economic growth.  Established in 2020, Angel Investor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  EIN 86-1212274.

Join Angel Investor Foundation's inspirational $2.3M campaign aimed at accelerating angel investing - the fuel that powers entrepreneurs.  The Angel Investor Foundation (AIF) is the Angel Capital Association's charitable arm, created to expand ACA's impact in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  The results of this campaign will fuel the growth of entrepreneurship, investment, and jobs.  Angel Investor Foundation will:

  • Create targeted programs for underserved and underrepresented communities to expand both investments and business support 
  • Improve educational programs and data analysis for angels and entrepreneurs to enable better investment and improved returns 
  • Strengthen syndication networks and deal flow to increase investments in early-stage companies 
  • Enhance infrastructure to support increased early-stage investment 

Learn more about the Seed the Future Campaign here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Angel Investor Foundation?

The Angel Investor Foundation is the Angel Capital Association’s newly formed charitable arm. It was created to expand ACA’s impact in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Its purpose is exclusively charitable, and gifts to the foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

What will gifts to the campaign be used for?

Funds will be used for direct program costs, personnel, and technology and allocated across data/syndication, educational programs and smart practices, member engagement, and public policy. Full details are described in the campaign’s case for support. 

How can I make a gift to the campaign? 

You can make a gift to the Seed the Future Campaign in a variety of ways: 

  • Credit card

  • Check payable to the Angel Investor Foundation, 10977 Granada Lane, Suite 103, Overland Park, KS, 66211

  • Appreciated securities 

  • Donor-advised fund grant 

  • Planned giving through the Seraphim Society

How do I join the planned giving Seraphim Society?

Find more information or declare intent on the Seraphim Society page. 

Will my employer match my contribution?

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How do I make my gift in honor or memory of someone?

Simply include their name in the online giving form if making a donation with a credit card. If making your donation through check, include a note. For other gifts, please contact

How can I talk to someone about a gift to the campaign?

Please contact AIF Director of Development, Katelynne Staehnke, at or  913-894-4700 ext. 7.

Can I make a gift to the campaign from my estate?

Yes, the Angel Investor Foundation can accept a number of planned gift arrangements. We would be happy to learn more about what you have in mind. The most important thing is for you to have sound professional advice when considering an estate gift. Please contact AIF Director of Development, Katelynne Staehnke, at or  913-894-4700 ext. 7.

How can I help fundraise for the campaign? 

Angel groups and individuals are able to launch an online campaign with support. Learn more about how you can help here. Please contact AIF Director of Development, Katelynne Staehnke, at or  913-894-4700 ext. 7.

What naming opportunities are available? 

The campaign has multiple naming opportunities available ranging from named keynote lectures to underwriting the Angel Funder’s Report. Full details can be found in the case for support.

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