Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds are increasingly popular with donors who want to engage their children in charitable giving decisions now and continue that involvement after the donor’s death.


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Donor Advised Funds are also attractive for individuals facing a significant taxable event, desiring a current income tax deduction, or looking for tax, administrative and cost benefits as compared to a private foundation.  Whether structured as an endowed or non-endowed fund, Donor Advised Funds established with the Catholic Community Foundation give you the added assurance that the underlying investments are made in accordance with teachings of the Catholic Church. 

Donor Advised Funds - Fast Facts 

  • Can be created with a current gift of $10,000 for individuals/spouses.
  • Fund can be established below minimum and built gradually.
  • Assets held in Donor Advised Fund grow tax-free.
  • Fund distributions can continue with successor advisors after donor’s death or distribute fully to charitable beneficiary.

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