So what exactly is a DAF?

A donor-advised fund is essentially an investment account for supporting charitable organizations like Helping Up Mission. Here’s how it works:

  • You establish your fund with a DAF provider and make an initial gift of cash, securities or other assets.
  • You receive an instant tax deduction.
  • Your funds can then be invested for tax-free growth that broadens your impact.
  • You advise grants to be given to Helping Up Mission or other charities whenever you like.

A DAF gives you the opportunity to maximize the timing of your tax deductions by contributing to your DAF when it best suits your financial needs — while still helping worthy organizations like Helping Up Mission.

Here’s a partial list of DAF providers:

Cru Foundation

National Christian Foundation

T. Rowe Price Charitable

Fidelity Charitable

Schwab Charitable

Vanguard Charitable

Use this DAF tool to share the details of your grant and make it easier for Helping Up Mission to contact you.

To get started or learn more about giving through this smart giving option, please provide your contact info, and we’ll reach out to assist with any questions.

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