Vanguard Charitable


We are proud to offer the nation’s highest-value donor-advised fund (DAF) to Vanguard clients.


Founded by Vanguard, you can trust that we believe in the same time-tested principles that Vanguard has always stood for, but with a charitable focus. Like Vanguard, we offer a thoughtful, long-term outlook, excellent service, and industry-low costs.

Partnership Benefits

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Our investment options are high-performing, low-cost Vanguard funds

Because we offer Vanguard funds, whether you prefer straightforward, pre-allocated investments, customized funds, or values-driven investments, we have you covered. We keep all-in fees low without sacrificing investment performance to make the greatest impact possible for your favorite charities. Read more about our Vanguard-backed investment lineup.

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Initiate contributions to Vanguard Charitable directly from your Vanguard account

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

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The Vanguard Charitable advantage

These are just a few of the Vanguard Charitable advantages. While giving through a DAF carries its own benefits, working with us means working with an industry leader—something you’ve become accustomed to working with Vanguard. Combining the two provides the confidence you want, with Vanguard-backed investment options you trust, and the convenience you've come to expect. Giving through a Vanguard Charitable DAF makes your giving go further.

We were founded by Vanguard in 1997 as an independent 501(c)(3) organization and we stand by Vanguard’s commitment to diversification, transparency, and cost-effective service. We strongly align with Vanguard's principled investment philosophy and believe in the importance of long-term, strategic charitable planning through a donor-advised fund.


What’s a donor-advised fund (DAF)?

A donor-advised fund is a charitable giving account designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact.


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