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Family Philanthropy

Philanthropy can be a powerful way for families to pass along their shared beliefs and values. It can also provide unique opportunities for families to spend time together, collaborate, and learn more about one another. Integrating philanthropic conversations and activities into family life is an excellent way to encourage healthy attitudes about helping others and instill financial responsibility among younger generations. And giving together can be a bonding experience for family members of all generations.

Giving Together

5 steps to engage a family in philanthropy

When deciding how to involve family members in your giving strategy, you will need to consider their ages, levels of independence, strengths, and interests.

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Growing the family philanthropy tree

Learn why cultivating a passion for charitable giving in your children and grandchildren can bring your family closer and lay the groundwork for an enduring philanthropic legacy.

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The power of family giving

Giving together can unite your family across years, geographic locations, and life circumstances.

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Ways to help make giving a family effort

Donor-Advised Funds and Private Family Foundations are two ways to help make giving a family effort.

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Create a family philanthropy plan

Ready to get started?

Establishing your Giving Account is easy and only takes 5 minutes.

All you need is your Social Security number and, when you're ready, a $5,000 minimum donation.

Open a Giving Account

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