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Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are the fastest-growing investment account charitable giving method and a tax-efficient way to manage your charitable donations. This type of investment account lets you take a tax deduction immediately and donate the funds to a charity when the time is right. Many use this type of fund in place of a family trust. Funds deposited now are invested and grow over time for you, or future generations, to fulfill your charitable giving goals.

If you have a DAF, please consider making your annual donation to the Citizens Research Council out of that fund.

Take advantage of immediate tax benefits with the ability to distribute funds later.

Tax Benefits

Tax benefits are realized when you donate cash or stock to your DAF. As the donor, you will incur no capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated assets such as securities, real estate, or other liquid assets.

Make a bigger impact

Assets in your DAF will continue to grow tax-free, allowing you to build equity for future charitable donations and family involvement through several generations.

It’s quick and easy

Whether you want to do it yourself or get help from your financial advisor, making a gift from your DAF takes just minutes.

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