There is a Merge Funds feature available in Balance that will automatically create the system-generated transactions to move the historical gift and market value balances of the merged/closed fund to the new fund. Funds must be in the same investment pool to be merged. 

NOTE: Merging occurs as of the prior posting period. If your organization is using an End-of-Month pricing model, we recommend deactivating the fund and transferring the balance to an existing fund, instead of the Merge Funds function. 

Instructions on how to deactivate and transfer a fund balance can be found here. 
This article explains the differences between merging and deactivating a fund: FAQ's Should I Deactivate/Close or Merge a Fund?

If your merged fund is assigned to a Percent Average spending rule, Balance will take the merged fund's history and include it in the spending calculation for the new fund. This will capture the combined Market Value for average values needed to determine spending.

The steps outlined below are for clients with standard database setup. If you have a customized database please contact for assistance merging a fund.

Steps to merge a fund are outlined below. 

1. Go to ORGANIZE > FUNDS, click on the MERGE FUNDS tab.

2. Enter the fund that is to be closed and the one into which the fund will be merged. The merge will occur as of your last posting period.

3. Click MERGE to complete the process.

Once a fund is merged, Fundriver will automatically create system-generated transactions to move the historical gift and market value balances (i.e. earnings) to the remaining open fund. The transactions created by Balance will include a note of "Merging Endowment to XXX."  

IMPORTANT: Users are not able to delete or modify the system-generated transactions that are produced from merging a fund. 

If a merged fund needs to be re-opened, it's recommended that you re-open to the period in which the fund was closed. By doing so, the system-generated transactions will be deleted, reestablishing the fund's balances. 

If the fund is re-opened in a future period, the fund's historical market value will not update (which impacts spending).

If applicable, be sure to follow the steps below to redirect the distributions that may be generated by the closed (merged) fund: 

1. A DISTRIBUTION RULE needs to be set up on the fund that is being closed (either prior to or after fund closure, but before creating distributions). To add a DISTRIBUTION RULE, navigate to the Fund Profile for the closing fund and expand the DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT tab. Click the green ADD button to add a rule

2. Set up the distribution rule to DISTRIBUTE ALL (as shown below--keep AMOUNT as 0.00). The INTERNAL DESTINATION should have the name of the fund into which the closing fund will be merging.

If your organization utilizes a GL Export for distributions, the Destination ID, Fund, Program, and Project should mimic what is set up on the internal destination fund.  

NOTE:  It may be helpful to take a screen shot of the destination fund for your reference during this process.

In cases where the Destination, Fund, Project, etc. are already the same (due to how the DISTRIBUTION RULE was previously set up), then only the INTERNAL DESTINATION needs to be modified.

3. Once the DISTRIBUTION RULE is set up for all funds being merged, distributions can be generated by navigating to ACTIVITY DISTRIBUTE and creating distributions.