Why are donors choosing donor-advised funds?

Explore motivations for using the nation’s fastest-growing giving vehicle.

See what donors say

Fidelity Charitable donors support twice as many nonprofits as they did 10 years ago.

Find out where grants go

76% of donors say they set up or use their donor-advised fund to donate appreciated assets.

When donors contribute appreciated assets, they can give more to the charities they care about. For donor Mike Bradley, that meant making a difference for the homeless in the Boston area.

How did donors give last year?

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Are donors getting advice on giving?

Slightly less than half of donors have talked to an advisor about giving, but this varies depending on the type of donor.

See how donors engage advisors

48% - Talked with an advisor