Donor Advised Fund

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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In these cases, FJC's donors may use assets in their donor advised funds to secure loans to nonprofit organizations about which they care and whose credit cannot stand by itself.
The requirements that a community foundation places on donors to be able to give to a named fund within the foundation or a donor advised fund varies with each community foundation.
507-2(a)(8) to determine whether a donor has retained so much control that a donor advised fund should be denied public charity status and instead be subjected to the private foundation regulatory scheme.
2) The sponsoring charity's general fund would, therefore, not be considered a donor advised fund, nor would a special purpose fund where donations are taken in from several donors.
Using the Web-based platform, McGlaughon said, a financial adviser meeting with a client in a Merrill Lynch office will be able to download and print out documents creating a donor advised fund.
But for nonprofits orchestrating donor advised funds, a significant portion of the expense pie includes the amount of grant dollars that were issued, during the year.
Nonprofits that offer such options to assist donors with giving for multiple purposes within the organization and/or with giving to other outside organizations as well may be less likely to lose their donors who are in search of the diversity and service offered by other donor advised fund institutions.
Donors, advisors, attorneys and others considering whether to avail themselves of donor advised funds, establish a private foundation or use a combination of charitable vehicles to meet their philanthropic goals, are invited to participate.
According to William Hewitt, Crown Philanthropic Solutions' Chief Marketing Officer, "Our DonorFirst[TM] program provides dramatically enhanced capabilities for donor advised fund sponsors, including expanded intergenerational family collaboration, direct online communication among foundations, grantees and advisors, and levels of investment flexibility that donors have been seeking.
Nasdaq:KNTA) today announced that assets in Franklin Templeton Charitable Giving Fund(TM), Franklin Templeton Investments' donor advised fund program, have grown by more than 75 percent in the last nine months ended March 31, 2006.