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October 17, 2018

Vanguard Charitable, in partnership with Charity Navigator, has confirmed that the organizations listed below are supporting relief efforts for areas in the southeastern U.S. affected by the Hurricane Michael. The category 4 storm crashed into the Florida panhandle on October 10th. The storm system drenched areas of Georgia and the Carolinas with heavy rainfall, areas which are still recovering from Hurricane Florence.

October 17, 2018

Vanguard Charitable, in partnership with Charity Navigator, has confirmed that the organizations listed below are supporting relief efforts for areas in Indonesia affected by the September 28 earthquake and resulting tsunami. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake along the Palu-Koro faultine triggered a tsunami which flooded the coastal cities of Palu and Donggala. Officials have announced that more than 1,900 people have already been killed, and the death toll is unfortunately expected to rise. Basic supplies continued to be needed, including food and medicine.

October 09, 2018

Vanguard Charitable is pleased to announce that Carol Dow will join the organization as chief information officer. Ms. Dow, who brings with her multiple decades of IT leadership, will oversee our technology strategy and portfolio.

September 27, 2018

Vanguard Charitable remains committed to providing you the tools and resources you need to achieve your short- and long-term philanthropic goals. To help you better align your charitable investment strategy with your giving plans, we are excited to announce several new investment options.

September 14, 2018

Vanguard Charitable, in partnership with Charity Navigator, has confirmed that the organizations listed below are supporting relief efforts for areas affected by Hurricane Florence. In order to best assist relief efforts, we have expedited the granting process so that your grant can be put to use as quickly as possible.

August 21, 2018

This October, as part of a broader improvement to our investment offer, we are delighted to introduce the Income investment option, a new multi-fund portfolio solution. This new investment option seeks to preserve principal while earning current income through an asset allocation of 20% stock, 80% bond, and is designed for donors seeking to maximize charitable giving in the next 0-5 years, while still growing your account. Income aligns with our other professionally rebalanced, target allocation investment options and provides a lower risk opportunity to invest in a mix of stocks and bonds. 

August 20, 2018

Local communities have been struggling in California and in Kerala, as a series of natural disasters have occurred in both places. Throughout 2018, over 1 million acres of land have been devastated by wildfires and recently, in Kerala, nearly 400 people have died and more than one million have been displaced due to flooding. Relief efforts are underway to help address immediate needs for victims, such as food and shelter, as well as establish infrastructure for long-term relief efforts.

June 19, 2018

Though many donors give in response to direct fundraising appeals at year-end, Vanguard Charitable donors show their commitment to charities year-round. In fact, 37% of all grant dollars issued in calendar year 2017 were recurring grants sent to organizations multiple times throughout the year. Of those recurrent grant dollars, 87% were issued two-to-three times over the course of the year...

June 13, 2018

On June 3, two major eruptions from the Volcán del Fuego in Guatemala occurred which have devastated local communities and are responsible for the deaths of at least 100 people, a figure that is expected to rise. Relief efforts are underway and will continue for the foreseeable future. Your donations can help address immediate needs for food and shelter for displaced victims, medical aid for the injured, and more, as well as long-term needs for resources for rebuilding.

March 27, 2018

To ensure we are enabling you to create the most impact with your charitable dollars, we are pleased to announce changes to several of our investment options. As of April 2, 2018, underlying funds in several of Vanguard Charitable’s investment options will undergo a share class conversion resulting in lower fees and potentially greater assets available for charitable giving. 

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