About Fidelity Charitable

Our mission is to grow the American tradition of philanthropy by providing programs that make charitable giving accessible, simple, and effective.

Who we are

Fidelity Charitable is a 501(c)(3) public charity. We help donors maximize their generosity through our donor-advised fund, called the Giving Account. Established in 1991, we are the nation’s top grantmaker, distributing $11.8 billion to charities in 2023.

The Giving Account streamlines the process of strategic giving for a broad range of donors, allowing them to contribute many types of assets and plan their giving more systematically.

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How we make a difference

Today, we work with more than 322,000 donors. Since our founding, we have supported 406,000 charities in every U.S. state, as well as internationally, distributing $84.5 billion in donor-recommended grants.

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Supporting grantmaking

We provide resources and programs designed to educate donors and support the nonprofit sector.

Additional funds for charity

Due to our investment programs, $22.2 billion has been generated, above and beyond donor contributions, for charitable purposes.

More effective giving

Our ability to accept non-cash assets like long-term appreciated securities and non-publicly traded assets allowed our donors to contribute up to 20% more money for charity.1

1Fidelity Charitable is a 501(c)(3) public charity, exempt from paying capital gains taxes on long-term appreciated securities and certain non-publicly traded assets. This calculation assumes all realized gains are subject to the maximum federal long-term capital gains tax rate of 20% and the Medicare surtax of 3.8%, and that the donor originally planned to sell the stock and contribute the net proceeds (less the capital gains tax and Medicare surtax) to charity.

Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund

The Fidelity Charitable Catalyst Fund is a grantmaking program led by our Board of Trustees and separate from the Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund program.

Total grantmaking impact since the program began in 1994:

$81 million

Governance and oversight

Fidelity Charitable is governed by an independent Board of Trustees, which oversees all aspects of our operations. Our Board of Trustees is a group of dedicated professionals from across the nation who lend their deep expertise to our mission of growing philanthropy.

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How Fidelity Charitable can help

Since 1991, we have been a leader in charitable planning and giving solutions, helping donors like you support their favorite charities in smart ways.

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