With longer-term market gains, groundbreaking tools, and profound calls for help from charities, the last few months of 2023 are an important time for giving with a Vanguard Charitable donor-advised fund (DAF).


Whether you’re ready to contribute to your DAF or open your Vanguard Charitable account to enjoy more tax benefits while making a greater difference, the best time to act is now.


Don't wait for this opportunity to pass you by. See why your giving could go further the rest of this year with a Vanguard Charitable DAF.

4 reasons not to miss this opportunity

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Giving is down—charities need support

Giving is down for only the fourth time in 40 years. Charities are having to get by with less while facing higher prices for goods and services. But donor-advised funds continue to provide strong support and are a great way for you to come to charities’ aid.

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Year-end giving will go further

The S&P 500 and NASDAQ have seen meaningful gains since last October. This creates an ideal chance for greater giving. By donating appreciated securities held for longer than one year directly to your donor-advised fund, you can minimize capital gains taxes and even give more to charity.1 

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Take advantage of a 2023 tax deduction

A donor-advised fund is always a tax-effective way of giving, and this is your last chance for 2023. Your Vanguard Charitable donor-advised fund allows you to take the greatest possible charitable tax deduction for donated assets.1 Some assets have longer giving timelines, so it's best to get started now. 

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Access better giving tools now

Vanguard Charitable is a leader in offering new resources and giving capabilities. If you're looking to make the most of your donation before the end of 2023, see our new major advancements in donor-advised fund giving below. They're all available to you now. 

Get funds to charities more quickly with Grant Payments

Paper checks are subject to delays. Vanguard Charitable donors can now issue funds electronically to qualifying nonprofits via Grant Payments with PayPal, helping charities access DAF grants more quickly.

MyGiving: A new planning suite

Vanguard Charitable recently launched its groundbreaking new guidance tool, MyGiving. It guides you step-by-step so you can craft your mission statement, discover your giving style, and set and monitor your philanthropic goals—all in your secure online account.

More investment options for your contributions

In 2023, we nearly doubled our investment lineup. The 16 recently added investments offer greater portfolio customization capabilities to suit your investment style and charitable goals.

More insights with Why Giving Matters

The results are in: Vanguard Charitable donors give more to charity over time. You can be a part of this movement when you contribute to a Vanguard Charitable donor-advised fund. Discover more insights from our exclusive report, Why Giving Matters.

Vanguard Charitable does not provide legal or tax advice. We recommend you consult a tax or financial advisor about your individual situation before making any charitable contribution.


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