Effective Granting

Researching a charity's mission, future plans and financial position is a great start to effective granting. Our resource center offers information and insights that can help you make a bigger impact.

Discover Charities

View resources to help you locate and evaluate nonprofits working on disaster relief, social justice, and other cause areas.

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Disaster Relief: COVID-19

Learn how you can support disaster relief now and consider adding it to your future philanthropic goals.

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Giving Tools

Find a wealth of knowledge about different giving tools, how they can be combined and what's right for you.

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Effective Granting

Learn to make an impact with your charitable giving, the importance of due diligence, and factors for grant approvals.


Introducing NAVi

Our groundbreaking Nonprofit Aid Visualizer helps you find and support charities working on the front lines of the pandemic’s health and economic crises.


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There are so many ways to support the charities you believe in. But when it comes to tax-effective giving, we believe a donor-advised fund is the best option. Our resource center offers information and insight into the best and more effective ways to make a difference through charitable giving.

Quick Start Guide

Use this guide to jumpstart your giving or learn more about your account. Ready, set, go!

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Find your charitable focus

We have thoughtfully designed resources to help you find your charitable focus.

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Create your charitable plan

Use this worksheet to create a charitable plan. Start with a mission statement, state your giving goals and more.

Give directly from Vanguard

Donate a variety of assets from your Vanguard account directly into your Vanguard Charitable DAF.

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Importance of due diligence

Different nonprofits require different due diligence. The good news: We have you covered.

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The Value in Giving podcast  The Value in Giving Podcast


Hosted by Vanguard Charitable President Jane Greenfield, The Value in Giving podcast explores how philanthropy creates lasting change in the world. Jane brings together leaders from nonprofit organizations and community foundations across the world of philanthropy for rich discussions. Learn more about the importance of giving, how nonprofits respond to crises, and how you can take action now.

Supporting your favorite charities is easy. Watch our video/demo/check it out/ see how.

Granting with Vanguard Charitable

Supporting your favorite charities is easy. Once you’ve opened and funded your account, you can recommend grants to support the causes you care about most.


Click the play button to view some of the benefits you have access to when giving through Vanguard Charitable.


Ensuring you receive the tax deduction you deserve from charitable contributions can be complex and confusing work. Giving through a donor-advised fund makes tax time easier. In this section, you will find information about taxes, required minimum distribution, qualified charitable distributions, and more.

CARES Act overview

Review the CARES Act provisions donors and nonprofits should know about.

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Donating complex assets

Infographic: See why donating complex assets like private equity can lead to double the benefits.

Taxes & charitable giving

Did you know different giving tools can influence both valuation and deductibility? Learn more about gift valuation and reporting.

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Value your contribution

It's up to you to value your contribution, and here's some information that can help.


Cost Calculator

Use our cost calculator to estimate your expected all-in fee for the assets you wish to donate. Start by adding the dollar amount of the assets you wish to give. Clicking calculate fees will take you to the calculator page and the calculator will walk you through the rest. 

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