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November 04, 2019

More than a dozen wildfires have broken out across California, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In Southern California, meteorologists are predicting strong, gusty winds for the region, which may increase the threat of new or spreading fires. And, in the northern part of the state, firefighters are battling significant blazes that have already destroyed an area twice the size of San Francisco.

October 22, 2019

A new report published by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and funded by a grant from The Vanguard Charitable Philanthropic Impact Fund analyzes effects of the 2008 Great Recession on charitable giving across various donor demographic groups and examines differences pre- and post-recession. The report offers key insights for nonprofits and donors as they face new and evolving factors affecting the philanthropic sector in the United States.

September 05, 2019

Hurricane Dorian, the first major hurricane of the 2019 storm season, slammed into the Bahamas as a powerful Category 5 storm. The storm lingered over the Bahamas for 40 hours, and its powerful winds and heavy downpours have caused unprecedented flooding and devastated wide swaths of the country. Rescue workers are working quickly to assist individuals and families trapped in their houses, while organizations are organizing aid and relief efforts to help all those affected by record-setting Dorian.

August 26, 2019

The Amazon rainforest is on fire. Some reports suggest that as many as 9,000 new wildfires have started in the rainforest over the past several weeks. And, while forest fires in the Amazon are not a new phenomenon, the number of fires currently burning and affected land area are unprecedented.

June 13, 2019

Federal law does not permit donor-advised funds to accept Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs). If you must take your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and want to use the funds for charitable giving, you have three options. You can donate the RMD to a qualified public charity in the form of a QCD. You can donate the RMD to Vanguard Charitable's Sustainable Disaster-Relief Fund in the form of a QCD. Or you can accept the RMD, pay income taxes on the distribution, and contribute the remainder to a Vanguard Charitable donor-advised fund. As you consider options with your RMD, please consult your tax advisor for more information about your specific circumstances. 

June 10, 2019

Across the Midwest, communities are recovering severe weather events including a record number of tornadoes. Vanguard Charitable has compiled a list of organizations who are supporting relief efforts in these affected areas. Read more about how you can use your account to support these relief efforts.

April 16, 2019

Two recent natural disasters have caused widespread and historic damage, with residents displaced in the Midwest due to heavy rain and flooding, and in several countries in Africa due to Cyclone Idai. Relief efforts are underway and will continue for the foreseeable future as the full extent of these disasters is not yet known.

April 03, 2019

To make the most impact with your charitable dollars, we are pleased to announce a reduction in our administrative fee structure. Beginning April 4, 2019, assets between $500,000 and $999,999 will be assessed a 0.30% administrative fee, a 0.05% reduction.

The less spent on fees and expenses, the more money available to support the causes you care most about. We believe in low cost—high impact—charitable giving and our cost structure is designed to support that belief.

January 22, 2019

Vanguard Charitable is pleased to announce that Mark Froehlich has joined the organization as chief financial officer. Mr. Froehlich, who brings with him deep experience in nonprofit financial management, will oversee the financial management and stewardship of Vanguard Charitable’s assets.

January 18, 2019

Vanguard Founder John C. Bogle passed away on January 16 at age 89. Vanguard Charitable expresses our condolences to the Bogle family at this time.