There’s a reason donor-advised funds are the fastest growing giving tool: They are tax-effective, simple to manage, and have the potential to transform charitable giving for the better. When sponsored by Vanguard Charitable, they also come with industry-low costs and excellent service. See below what our donor-advised fund can do for you and the charities you support. Get started today. 

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Don’t let fees impede your giving

Other giving tools and donor-advised fund sponsors may layer on costs that erode the impact of your giving. Not us.


We were founded as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity by Vanguard, and we subscribe to their core principles of lowering costs and putting you first.


It’s no coincidence that we’re known as the highest-value donor-advised fund. We’ve lowered fees on three separate occasions in the past two years. It’s part of how we carry out our mission to maximize philanthropy.

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Contribute any asset with ease—then reap the tax benefits

Be tax-savvy by making “in-kind” contributions of appreciated securities like stocks and mutual funds. It’s easy: Have your broker transfer the asset directly to us. Then we’ll sell it. The proceeds go to your philanthropic account, and you don’t pay capital gain taxes you may have otherwise owed. 


Want to expand your charitable portfolio even more? We make it easy to contribute “complex assets”—limited partnerships, private equity, C-corp and S-corp shares, hedge fund interest, and more. The tax advantages can be significant. 


Cash, in the form of checks, wires, and bank transfers, works just fine, too!

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Recommend grants far and wide with your donor-advised fund

Can we give to your favorite charity? We gave to nearly 40,000 different organizations based on donor recommendations last year alone. As long as your favorite charity is a public charity in good standing with the IRS, the answer is yes!


Make the recommendations and let us worry about the rest, including due diligence, transfer of funds, and tax-time recordkeeping. 

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It’s easy to start. Don’t wait another year!

Tax deadlines for 2019 are fast approaching. Now is the perfect time to take your charitable giving to the next level.


We make it quick and easy to get started. Even better, your tax deduction comes first and is separate from your giving. This means you can take your time to develop a long-term, impactful giving plan. 


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