At Vanguard Charitable, we are proud to offer the nation’s highest-value donor-advised fund.


A DAF is a charitable giving account designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Founded by Vanguard, we believe in the same time-tested principles that Vanguard has always stood for: A thoughtful, long-term outlook, excellent service, and industry-low costs.


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.  




Receive an immediate tax deduction for each contribution. Donate appreciated assets to maximize tax benefits. Investment proceeds grow tax-free.



Recommend grants to the charities you care about, and let us worry about the rest, including due diligence, transfer of funds, and tax-time recordkeeping.

Our investment options are high-performing, low-cost Vanguard funds. Whether you prefer straightforward, pre-allocated investments, customized funds, or values-driven investments, we have you covered. Keep all-in fees low without sacrificing investment performance to make the greatest impact possible for your favorite charities.

Streamline your giving. Increase your tax efficiency. Boost your charitable impact—all in four simple steps.


Contribute and deduct

Contribute and deduct

You contribute to a philanthropic account and take an immediate tax deduction.

Select and invest

Select and invest

You select investment options and we invest the assets; proceeds grow tax-free.

Recommend and issue

Recommend and issue

You recommend a grant. We conduct due diligence and issue the check.

Establish a legacy

Establish a legacy

You craft a succession plan to establish your legacy of giving. 

Once you open an account with Vanguard Charitable, you’ll be able to contribute to your donor-advised fund directly from It's easy, you can learn more about linking accounts to make seamless transactions here.


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