Vanguard Charitable: Change starts here
Together, we can change the world through long-term, strategic charitable giving that minimizes your costs and maximizes charitable dollars. While giving to charity can be its own reward, giving through a donor-advised fund makes giving go further.
Vanguard Charitable donors take action
In 2020, our donors’ generosity broke records.
During a year of extraordinary crisis, our donors stepped up and used their Vanguard Charitable DAFs to make a critical impact in the fight against COVID-19, as well as support the causes they believed in most. Read about how you can join Vanguard Charitable donors and support COVID-19 relief efforts.
Data from Jan.1 – Dec. 31, 2020
We at Vanguard Charitable approach every day with empathy, kindness, and reflection. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our workplace, and a more just and giving world outside.
What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Here's how it works: You donate assets into a DAF and recommend how those assets should be invested. Your contribution is tax-deductible and the assets in the DAF grow tax-free. When you're ready, recommend a grant to a charity you care about, and we take care of the rest. Some people call it a giving vehicle. Others call it a philanthropic fund. We call it the most convenient, tax-efficient way to give back.
Benefits of a donor-advised fund
Contributions to your donor-advised fund are tax-deductible. Donate appreciated assets to maximize the tax benefit.
Ready to make a contribution? Then it's time to open an account. We provide a step-by-step online guide.
You recommend grants and then craft a legacy plan to ensure your charities are funded beyond your lifetime.
We've built our investment philosophy on the principles that have made Vanguard the leader in at-cost investment. Our goals are simple: Keep all-in fees low without sacrificing performance. More growth means more charitable impact over time.
Too busy to choose investment options? Pre-allocated investments, rebalanced daily by seasoned professionals, may be the right option for you.
Interested in building your own charitable portfolio? Then these customized funds, driven by your giving timeline and philanthropic goals, could be a solid choice.
Want to align your personal values with your charitable investments? Choosing from three socially responsible investment options may be what you're looking for.