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Donor-Advised Funds

What is a donor-advised fund (DAF)?

 

A DAF allows individuals, families, and organizations to make contributions to a fund, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund to qualified charitable organizations, like KidsCareEverywhere (KCE), over time. It operates as a philanthropic investment account where donors can manage their charitable giving strategically.

What's the benefit of using a DAF?

  • You can contribute many types of assets-- cash, securities, privately held businesses, real estate, or cryptocurrency-- to a sponsoring organization that manages the fund. 

  • Assets in donor-advised funds are invested, so your charitable assets can grow, ultimately increasing the amount you can give over time to nonprofit organizations, like KCE.

  • Sponsoring organizations can provide you strategic counsel to help develop custom charitable giving plans.

  • Donor-advised funds support legacy planning and can engage multiple generations of family members in charitable giving.

How can I grant money to KCE using my DAF?

 

  • Donors using Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon: please use this DAF Direct link to designate a gift to KidsCareEverywhere.

  • For all other donors, you can recommend grants from your DAF go to "KidsCareEverywhere." KCE's tax identification number (EIN) is 14-1994362. Request the check be made out to “KidsCareEverywhere” and mailed to: KidsCareEverywhere, P.O. Box 5623, Berkeley, CA 94705.

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