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Our mission is to grow the American tradition of philanthropy by providing programs that make charitable giving accessible, simple, and effective.Download 2017 Annual Report
Fidelity Charitable is a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 1991. We make it easy for donors to leave a lasting impact through philanthropy—in particular, through our donor-advised fund, called the Giving Account.
We have streamlined 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, maximizing their generosity.
Today, we work with more than 200,000 donors and have supported more than 278,000 charities in every U.S. state, as well as internationally, making more of a difference every day. Two thirds of Fidelity Charitable donors consistently say they give more as a result of having a donor-advised fund.1
Additional funds for charity
More effective giving
12015 Giving Report
2Fidelity 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.
The Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative is a direct grantmaking program, separate from the Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund, whose mission is to expand giving and advance the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
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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.Learn more about our board and committees