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July 07, 2017

Fees for several of the Vanguard funds in Vanguard Charitable’s investment options have been reduced, leading to an aggregate savings for Vanguard Charitable donors of $480,000*. In other words, our donors will collectively have nearly a half million more dollars to grant annually.

June 30, 2017

Vanguard Charitable was recently featured in a podcast and post on popular personal finance blog Dough Roller. Rob Berger, founder of the blog, interviewed Rebecca Moffett, Vanguard Charitable’s chief strategic planning officer, and Ann Gill, chief philanthropic officer, about donor-advised funds, how to make an impact with charitable giving, how to evaluate charities, the importance of granting year-round, and more.

April 07, 2017

Vanguard Charitable, a leading national donor-advised fund, recently announced its rank as the 8th largest grantmaker in the United States. Grantmakers, such as donor-advised funds and foundations, are organizations that receive charitable contributions from individuals and corporations, and then redistribute the funds to support various causes.

March 20, 2017

The uncertainty around tax reform hasn’t only affected donors wondering what will happen to their charitable deductions, it has also created uncertainty for nonprofits that receive most of their funding through charitable giving—which is why it's so important to keep giving. Looking at what you know for certain may make the unknowns less concerning.

February 21, 2017

Karin Risi, a managing director of Vanguard, has been elected to the board of trustees of Vanguard Charitable. Ms. Risi leads Vanguard's Retail Investor Group, which provides investment products, brokerage services, and advice and wealth management services to Vanguard's individual investor clients.

February 01, 2017

Nearly 30,000 charities in the United States and internationally received funding by Vanguard Charitable in 2016 through grants totaling $686 million. More than 7,400 of those charities were first-time grant recipients.

August 23, 2016

Vanguard Charitable, one of the top charitable grantmakers in the United States and a leading donor-advised fund, announced today that Kevin Cavanaugh will join the organization as chief financial officer.

May 19, 2016

The charitable giving and volunteering behaviors of younger members of a family are influenced by their elders, according to research released today by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Vanguard Charitable.

April 27, 2016

New rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have mandated to the financial industry that institutional investors of prime money market funds can no longer invest in retail prime money market funds. As an institutional client of The Vanguard Group, Vanguard Charitable is required to comply with the rule, effective on October 14, 2016.

March 24, 2016

In the world of philanthropy, women are emerging as the leading force behind some of the largest foundations and grantmaking organizations in the country--creating significant charitable impact. To demonstrate this growing importance, Inside Philanthropy released their 50 most powerful women in U.S. philanthropy list, which includes Jane Greenfield, president of Vanguard Charitable.