Who is Vanguard Charitable?
As we are founded by Vanguard,1 you can trust that we believe in the same time-tested principles that Vanguard has always stood for—with a charitable focus. Like Vanguard, we apply a thoughtful, long-term outlook, best-in-class investments, and industry-low costs to your charitable giving.
What is a Donor-advised fund (DAF)?
A DAF is a charitable giving account designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Here's how it works: You donate assets into a DAF and recommend how those assets should be invested. Your contribution is tax-deductible, and the assets in the DAF grow tax-free. When you're ready, recommend a grant to a charity you care about, and we take care of the rest.
Giving through a Vanguard Charitable DAF makes your giving go further
Maintenance fee may be applied
Accounts having a balance below $15,000 may be subject to an annual maintenance fee of $250.
You are eligible for special rates
Our premier clients enjoy reduced pricing to further maximize their impact.
Our representatives are happy to guide you through.