Hunger and homelessness are entrenched problems that require thoughtful, multi-faceted solutions.

 

Vanguard Charitable is proud to partner with Goodnation to present Hunger & Homelessness Smartfunds. Smartfunds are high-impact giving opportunities that use a portfolio approach and empower donors to effect lasting change across these complex cause areas with just one single gift. 

How do Smartfunds work? Introducing the portfolio giving approach

With a single gift to a Smartfund, you can feed and house people directly, improve the quality and reach of services for families, and work to scale more effective solutions. Through a portfolio giving approach, each gift turns into a diversified set of strategic grants that directly help those in need while also addressing the underlying issues perpetuating hunger and homelessness in the U.S.

Why these areas? For this beta phase of Smartfunds, we concentrated on geographic areas where many of our donors are located and where there are numerous nonprofit organizations working on hunger and homelessness. We intend to explore Smartfund options for other geographic areas in the future. Tell us what areas you'd like to support
 

 

Why use a Smartfund?

When you give in response to hunger and homelessness, you want to see as many people helped as possible. That’s why the majority of every dollar donated into a Smartfund goes out to direct service providers—such as food pantries, shelters, and school programs—whose work will alleviate suffering and provide for those in need today.
 

We know that you also want to contribute solutions to the broader problems that drive hunger and homelessness. To do so, we dedicate a meaningful portion of each Smartfund gift to groups that are working to build collaboration, replicate successes across communities, and enshrine these solutions in public policy, getting to the root of why so many Americans live with food insecurity and without shelter.

 

Every dollar given to a Smartfund will generate both significant immediate impact and results that grow over time. 

New York Metro Area

New York Metro Area

San Francisco Metro Area

San Francisco Metro Area

Philadelphia Metro Area

Philadelphia Metro Area

Why these areas? For this beta phase of Smartfunds, we concentrated on geographic areas where many of our donors are located and where there are numerous nonprofit organizations working on hunger and homelessness. We intend to explore Smartfund options for other geographic areas in the future. Tell us what areas you'd like to support
 

 

More benefits of giving with Smartfunds

Impact Reporting


When you give to a Hunger & Homelessness Smartfund through your Vanguard Charitable donor-advised fund account, you’ll receive impact reports detailing the services provided and goals met as a result of your Smartfund grant.
 

Personal Consultation

 

If you are considering recommending grants of $5,000 or more to one or more Smartfunds, you are eligible for a personal consultation with the team at Goodnation, a leader in philanthropic guidance. These sessions will allow you to discuss Smartfunds in further detail and think through how you can incorporate Smartfunds into your charitable mission. 

 

Sign up for a personal Smartfunds consultation with Goodnation

 

About Goodnation

Goodnation's community of donors addresses urgent needs, finds solutions, and creates lasting impact through expert philanthropy advising and unique digital tools. So far, Goodnation has empowered donors to give $25 million (and counting!) to help feed the hungry, educate students, protect the vulnerable, and so much more through vetted nonprofit organizations. Learn more at goodnation.io.

 

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