Donor Advised Funds
Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation—Without the Complexity
A donor advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Feeding America and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.
Take Action! Visit Your Fund
1. Recommend a grant
2. Impact Feeding America
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You can also create a lasting legacy by naming Feeding America the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.
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An Example of How It Works
Joe and Laura realize they're fortunate and want to give back by putting their money where it will do the most good. They start by establishing a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation.
The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support.
After researching community needs with the foundation’s staff and discovering that thousands of people in their community struggle with hunger—and millions struggle nationwide—Joe and Laura recommend grants for Feeding America and the Animal Rescue League. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their daughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.
- If you already have a fund, use our tool Take Action! Visit Your Fund to connect. No fund yet? Get our free guide.
- Contact Jessica Noe at 800-771-2303, Ext. 5593 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss using your donor advised funds to support Feeding America and our mission.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Feeding America in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal name: Feeding America
Address: 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60601
Federal tax ID number: 36-3673599