Welcome to smarter
charitable giving

When you give to charity, you want to make the greatest impact as well as maximize tax benefits. Fidelity Charitable can help you do both.

The Giving Account

As one of the largest charities in America, Fidelity Charitable makes it easy for donors to leave a lasting impact on the world through philanthropy—and the primary vehicle for reaching that goal is through our donor-advised fund, the Giving Account. It’s a simple, flexible and tax-efficient way to give to your favorite charities.

Make a tax-deductible donation

Donate cash, stocks, mutual funds, or non-publicly traded assets like private business interests and qualify for a tax deduction.

Grow your donation, tax-free

While you’re deciding which charities to support, your irrevocable donation is invested based on your recommendation, so it has the potential to grow, tax-free, while you’re deciding which charities to support.

Support charities you love, now or over time

You can recommend grants online or on the go with the Fidelity Charitable iPhone app and support virtually any IRS-qualified public charity with the money you’ve put into the Giving Account.

THINK BEYOND CASH

Turn your company stock into a life-changing gift

Have you received company shares as part of your compensation package? While equity awards can provide significant income, they can also create unexpected tax consequences once exercised.

Consider leveraging your vested shares for high-impact charitable giving. Compared with selling your appreciated company shares and contributing the after-tax cash proceeds, donating these assets directly to charity may help you minimize any capital gains, enabling you to increase your charitable donation and tax deduction.

Keep in mind, any vested company shares you plan on donating must meet requisite holding periods in order to realize any tax benefits (generally, one year from the date of vesting or exercise).

While certain charities are unable to accept gifts of non-cash investments such as public and non-publicly appreciated securities, Fidelity Charitable makes the process simple and straightforward.

Reach your charitable goals

Join over 200,000 donors who choose Fidelity Charitable to make their giving simple and more effective.

Low minimums & fees

Unlike a private foundation, there are no hefty legal fees or complicated administrative tasks associated with a donor-advised fund. It's one of the most affordable, flexible ways to give.

Is a donor-advised fund right for you? 

Finding out is simple. Just answer a few questions, like how long you hope to contribute, the amounts, and your risk tolerance.

Take our demo for a spin

See how easy it is to fund a Giving Account and recommend grants to your favorite charities.

See how much you could save on your taxes

Use our interactive tool to see how charitable giving can help you save on taxes this year or over several years.

Give $100 to your favorite charity, on us

Get the full experience of giving with a donor-advised fund and open a Giving Account today. It takes less than five minutes online, and you can make your initial contribution of $5,000 now or later. Better yet—if you open a Giving Account using the link below, we’ll start you off with $100 to support your favorite causes.