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


Equity Compensation and Charitable Opportunities

Learn how equity-based compensation awards can be a smart way to fund your charitable giving.

Reach your charitable goals

Join nearly a quarter million 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.