Donor Advised Fund

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Donor Advised Fund

A way to structure a charity in which a third party manages the funds donated and gives them to the organization at the request of the donor. That is, a philanthropist (or a family or a foundation) may set up a donor advised fund and direct money to any of a number of organizations. A donor advised fund is a relatively inexpensive way to set up charitable donations while allowing the maximum amount of flexibility for the donor.
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Relationship with Crown Philanthropic Solutions provides open-architecture platform to create and manage private-label donor-advised funds
Our experience shows that people who have donor-advised funds are extraordinarily more generous on scale than people who do not," Bryce says.
As more donors adopt donor-advised funds to support their philanthropy, it also becomes more important for nonprofits to understand who these donors are and how they give.
The bank announced several enhancements to its fund, which is one of the nation's donor-advised funds.
We don't disclose our list of donors, any more than other donor-advised funds," Donors Trust CEO Whitney Ball (http://www.
Congress has shown a great deal of interest in donor-advised funds (DAFs) in the last few years.
It's not all doom and gloom for non-profits as this might be a time for donor-advised funds to help make up some of the slack in charitable giving.
Schwab Charitable also offers a private foundation conversion service for private foundations considering donor-advised funds as a complementary or alternative charitable vehicle.
The year also saw a 20 percent increase in the number of new donor-advised funds established.
11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 Donor-Advised Fund Report, the most respected source for statistics on donor-advised funds (DAFs), details double-digit growth in assets and contributions in 2012.
Just as donor-advised funds provide a middle ground between outright gifts to a public charity and use of private foundations, DMIAs provide an alternative to donor-advised funds and private foundations.
Matching gifts, the second issue involved with donor-advised funds, are a serious problem, according to Taylor.