Looking for a way to manage--and even expand--your philanthropic giving? Consider donating through a donor-advised fund!
Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are already a popular means for giving to APA!, an option that offers tax benefits while you support a cause important to you. Often seen as a “charitable savings account,” a DAF allows you to deposit funds into an account at a sponsoring non-profit organization, community foundation, or financial institution, resulting in an immediate tax benefit. Your sponsoring institution manages your fund, while you decide when and to which organizations your gifts are distributed. The size of your gifts and the charities and causes you benefit are completely up to you.
*DAF Direct allows you a quick and easy way to distribute DAF gifts when you have a fund already at one of the following sponsoring charitable organizations: Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon.
DAFs grow tax-free, allowing you to increase your philanthropy and your impact.
Starting a DAF is easy and can often even be established online.
A DAF can be a more affordable option than establishing a private foundation.
A wide range of assets may be accepted, such as cash, stocks, and real estate, to name a few.
DAFs help you track your donations, allowing you to give strategically.
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