The right donor-advised fund for this moment


Now is the time to maximize your charitable giving with Vanguard Charitable, the leading provider of donor-advised funds (DAFs). 


Vanguard Charitable donors now have access to fast electronic grants, a new planning suite, a progress tracker, and expanded investment options. Plus, new evidence proves that a Vanguard Charitable DAF helps donors give more. 

Vanguard Charitable: A quarter century of charitable giving

Years in operation

26 years

Total dollars granted

$18 billion

Total grants issued

1.7 million

Charities supported


The Vanguard Charitable donor-advised fund (DAF)
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Innovative Tools

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

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Lowest all-in fee

With our industry-low donor-advised fund 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. 

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Superior Service

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


Why use a donor-advised fund?


A donor-advised fund (DAF) from Vanguard Charitable allows you to receive an immediate tax deduction while adding significant value to your charitable journey. 

A new way to track your progress


You’ve set your philanthropic goals. Now it’s time to check your progress.


Vanguard Charitable donors can use MyImpact, the NEW progress tracking dashboard that details donors' giving based on the causes and goals they set in MyGiving. Evolve your giving goals for this year, next year, and the year after. Enhance your philanthropic giving strategy or establish a new one with MyImpact today.

News and more

Vanguard Charitable Welcomes Distinguished Harvard Professor to Board of Trustees

New study: With donor-advised funds, unexpected giving leads donors to expand their philanthropy

How you know charitable assets are in good hands with Vanguard Charitable


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