DAFs have quickly become America’s most popular tool for charitable giving. DAFs are like your own private foundation but without any of the administrative red tape. One of the simplest ways to give real estate, stocks, mutual funds or commodities, DAFs offer an immediate tax deduction for the market value of your donation, but also allow you time to decide when you want to give. Administered through The Orchard Alliance, you will have 24/7 access to your DAF through Orchard’s state-of-the-art online DAF platform.

This platform allows you to login whenever and wherever you choose and make distributions in just a few clicks. DAFs offer the opportunity to create an easy-to-establish, low-cost, flexible vehicle for charitable giving as an alternative to direct giving or creating a private foundation.

At Denver Rescue Mission, we believe in the power of giving and the incredible difference it can make in the lives of those in need. We’re excited to introduce you to the world of Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs), a remarkable way to maximize your philanthropic impact while enjoying significant benefits.

What is a Donor-Advised Fund?

A Donor-Advised Fund is your key to making a lasting impact on the causes you care about most. It’s a philanthropic account that allows you to contribute assets such as cash, stocks, or other investments while enjoying an immediate tax deduction. Once your contribution is made, the funds are invested, potentially growing over time. Then, you have the privilege of recommending grants to your favorite charitable organizations.

Benefits of a Donor-Advised Fund:

  1. Tax Benefits: When you contribute to a DAF, you receive an immediate tax deduction, which can be incredibly advantageous for your financial planning.
  2. Simplified Giving: A DAF streamlines the giving process, making it easy and efficient to support multiple charitable causes without the hassle of managing multiple donations.
  3. Investment Growth: Your contributions can grow through investments, allowing you to give more to the causes you’re passionate about.
  4. Privacy and Flexibility: If you desire, you can recommend grants anonymously, and you have the flexibility to give when and where it’s most meaningful to you.
An infographic from DAF Direct. Supporting Charities With a Donor-Advised Fund. How it works: 1) Donations: a donor makes an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a donor advised fund program. *Minimum contributions vary by sponsoring charity. 2) Investments: the donor may advise the investment allocation of the donated assets—any investment growth is tax free. *Investment options vary by sponsoring charity. 3) Grants: the donor may recommend grants to qualified public charities of their choice. *Grants are made at the discretion of the sponsoring charity.

*Graphic from DAF Direct.

Join Us in Making a Difference:

We invite you to consider giving a gift through your Donor-Advised Fund to Denver Rescue Mission. Your generosity has the potential to transform lives and bring hope to those experiencing homelessness and hardship in our community.

Popular Donor-Advised Funds:

Wondering which Donor-Advised Fund to choose? Here are some popular ones that our supporters often use:

  • Fidelity Charitable
  • Schwab Charitable
  • Vanguard Charitable
  • National Philanthropic Trust
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation

If you already have a Donor-Advised Fund with one of these providers, making a gift to Denver Rescue Mission is as simple as recommending a grant to us.

Ready to Make a Difference? Create a Donor-Advised Fund Today:

Don’t have a Donor-Advised Fund yet? No worries! You can easily create one and start your journey of meaningful giving. Contact us for more information.

Your commitment to positive change means the world to us. With your support, we can continue to provide vital services and make a lasting impact on the lives of the less fortunate in our community.