Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have quickly become America’s most popular tool for charitable giving. One of the simplest ways to give real estate, stocks, mutual funds or commodities, DAFs offer an immediate tax deduction for the market value of your donation, but also allow you time to decide when you want to give. DAFs are like your own private foundation but without any of the administrative red tape.

How a Donor Advised Fund Works

  • You make an initial, irrevocable gift of cash or stock to fund a DAF at a sponsoring organization.
  • The assets in your DAF grow tax-free.
  • You make annual recommendations on gifts to be made from your DAF.

Gifts from your Donor Advised Fund

Your donor advised fund has several advantages. You can make one larger gift to a DAF and then recommend grants to us and other nonprofits. We will acknowledge your generous gift as a DAF distribution. 

Have questions? Please call Donor Care at 602-346-3336 or for assistance.