Establishing your own Donor-Advised Fund can be as easy as signing an agreement and either writing a check or making a gift of some other asset you own. These fundsĀ are perfect for donors who wish to take advantage of current tax laws regarding charitable gifts, but are as yet unsure as to how, to whom, and in what amounts, they want to direct those gifts. When you create a Donor-Advised Fund at the Foundation, you can:

  • Add gifts to the Fund whenever, and as often, as you wish;
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction for the years in which you make gifts to the Fund;
  • Decide later what charities you want to recommend to receive distributions, along with how much and when;
  • Pass along the important values inherent in giving by involving children and other family members in the distribution recommendations.