Vanguard Charitable: A quarter century of giving

Since 1997 we’ve aspired to help you change the world through sustainable, impactful giving. With our powerful, cost-effective donor-advised fund and the trusted guidance of our team, your generosity can reach its full potential.

Years in operation

25 years

Total dollars granted

$15 billion

Total grants issued

1.5 million

Charities supported


The Vanguard Charitable donor-advised fund
Innovative Tools

Innovative Tools

From developing powerful databases like the Nonprofit Aid VisualizerTM (NAVi) to providing top industry insights, Vanguard Charitable can help you with impactful, sustainable giving. 

Lowest all-in fee

Lowest all-in fee

With our industry-low costs, more charitable funds go directly to charity. Our emphasis on philanthropic impact is our core value, ensuring the nonprofits making a true difference in the world get the vital support they need. 

Superior Service

Superior Service

With your Vanguard Charitable team supporting you every step of the way, you can craft a true and lasting philanthropic legacy. 


Why a donor-advised fund?


It's simple. A donor-advised fund from Vanguard Charitable is easy to use and can help you make a bigger impact. 

Take on hunger and homelessness

We’re always working to further hone our giving guidance and resources, ensuring our donors have the tools they need to expand their impact. 

We’ve just strengthened our groundbreaking Nonprofit Aid VisualizerTM (NAVi) by incorporating Smartfunds, an exciting new portfolio giving tool. NAVi is available to anyone looking to make a difference across the complex cause areas of hunger and homelessness, two top priorities of our donors. 

News and more

Vanguard Charitable donors set new granting record despite economic challenges

Vanguard Charitable celebrates 25 years of giving and more than $15 billion granted to nonprofits

New Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 American donors with a charitable giving budget increased their giving due to rising inflation


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