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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.

February 02, 2016

Vanguard Charitable, one of the largest grantmakers in the United States and a leading donor-advised fund, granted more than $717 million to charity in 2015--the organization?s largest granting year since inception.

December 21, 2015

On December 22, 2015, President Obama signed a legislative package that included making the IRA charitable rollover, a provision that allows donors age 70? and older to make up to $100,000 in tax-free contributions directly from an IRA to qualified charities, permanent.

May 08, 2015

Jane Greenfield has been named president of Vanguard Charitable, assuming the role from Benjamin Pierce who earlier this year announced his plans to retire after 17 years in the position.

May 01, 2015

A new report from the Center for State and Local Leadership at The Manhattan Institute highlights the positive impact donor-advised funds (DAF) have on American philanthropy.

April 14, 2015

Vanguard Charitable today released a guide for philanthropic-minded individuals to help them maximize their charitable giving using a donor-advised fund.

January 13, 2015

Vanguard Charitable, a leading national donor-advised fund, reported today that it reached $5 billion in grants to charity, since its inception in 1997. As the eighth largest grant making organization in the U.S., Vanguard Charitable has granted to more than 142,000 unique charitable organizations, a reflection of the generosity of its donors.

October 20, 2014

Vanguard Charitable continues to increase charitable impact as we rise to number ten in the most recent ranking of the 400 largest U.S. nonprofits by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

March 06, 2013

As much of the east coast remained in darkness following the brutal flooding, power outages, and wind damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, our donors began accessing their philanthropic accounts and recommending grants to provide aid.