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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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Instead, they might donate $30,000 to a donor-advised fund in 2019.
One possible vehicle for bunching contributions is the donor-advised fund. Taxpayers can claim the charitable tax deduction in the year of funding the donor-advised fund and schedule grants over the next two years or other multi-year periods.
Create or Add to a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF): This strategy may generate tax savings while streamlining your charitable giving.
If you want to still be able to claim a charitable deduction, what you need to do is instead of giving at the annual rate you normally give, you bunch a couple years' worth of charitable giving into a donor-advised fund.
Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have given Facebook stock worth (https://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryadolan/2018/05/02/here-are-16-billionaires-whove-donated-to-the-silicon-valley-community-foundation/#3a86631d1bfb) more than $1.75 billion  to a (https://theconversation.com/donor-advised-funds-charities-with-benefits-74516) donor-advised fund , essentially a charitable savings account that on a large scale operates like a foundation without having to follow the rules that foundations must observe, at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation since 2010.
These increases in net income were partially offset by a voluntary charitable contribution of $5 million made by the Bank during the second quarter of 2018 for the Quality Jobs Fund, a donor-advised fund established to support quality job growth and small business expansion.
Schwab Charitable, a donor-advised fund sponsor, reported this week that it facilitated more than $1.6 billion in grants to 71,000 charities in 2017.
(See the Trusted Advice box.) In these situations, you might want to contribute via a donor-advised fund.
announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz has established a new donor-advised fund, a charitable giving vehicle, which will be funded from the shares and proceeds he will receive from exercising Vail Resorts share appreciation rights (SARs) that are approaching their 10-year expiration date.
A mission-driven donor-advised fund such as DonorsTrust offers a simple, secure, and tax-advantaged way to ensure your charitable intent does not stray from your principles.
One way to look at the performance of sponsoring organizations is through their "donor-advised fund payout rate." For this analysis, payout rate is defined as: "Aggregate grants from (donor-advised funds)" divided by "Aggregate (donor-advised fund) value at beginning of year." (8) Using this calculation, the median payout rate for 2012 was 10 percent of the total value of donor-advised funds held by the sponsoring organization.
In June, Children's National Health System and Benefunder, a hosted donor-advised fund, announced a partnership to increase funding for pediatric research.