An easy way to give funds you have set aside for charitable causes like Share Our Strength and the No Kid Hungry campaign is to transfer funds from your donor-advised fund.
If you would like to make a gift now through your DAF, simply click link below, start typing in your fund provider name and the system will prompt you through the process.
Your Legacy of Philanthropy
Final distribution of contributions remaining in your donor-advised fund after your lifetime is designated when you create or update your fund.
We hope you will consider naming Share Our Strength a beneficiary of your account. You may even designate Share Our Strength to receive a portion of the account value, leaving the remaining portion for your children or grandchildren to continue your legacy of philanthropy.
DAF Frequently Asked Questions
What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families, and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. Most sponsoring organizations of DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets.
How does it work?
- Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
- Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
- Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.
Main advantages of a donor-advised fund
- Simplicity—The DAF sponsor handles all recordkeeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
- Flexibility—Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.
- Tax efficiency—Contributions are tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support several charities from one block of stock.
- Family legacy—A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
- No start-up costs—There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, there are often minimum initial charitable contributions to establish the DAF (typically $5,000 or more).*
- No transaction fees—Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice.*
- Privacy if desired—Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.
* Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. These fees vary by the charity that sponsors a DAF program.
If you have any questions, please email Donna Batcho at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support.