Donor stories

Your Giving Account can make a difference. Learn how other donors use donor-advised funds to support the charitable causes they care about and make more of a difference.

Giving more to help the homeless

When Michael Bradley first heard about Boston Health Care for the Homeless on the radio, he used his Giving Account to make a one-time grant recommendation to the charity. But after seeing the team in action, and meeting the patients who benefit from their compassionate care, he deepened his commitment to the cause.

Michael Bradley

Boston, MA

Boston Health Care for the Homeless

Finding joy in giving back

When Carl Golub lost his daughter to cancer in 2012, he established a donor-advised memorial fund in her name. Today he continues to honor her legacy by supporting veterans causes, medical research, feeding the hungry and more.

Ellen Golub


Ellen M. Golub
Memorial Fund

A passion for helping others

When Lynda Fox started volunteering in college, she didn't know it would kick-start a lifelong commitment to giving back. Today, she supports over 40 charities a year with her family's donor-advised fund, and her impact reaches from California to Nepal.

Lynda Fox


Smile Train

Breaking the cycle of loss

Turning the loss of a loved one into something positive was the goal when Todd and Michelle Buelow established the Matt Tunno Make a Difference Memorial Fund. In their work at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, they've succeeded.

Michelle & Todd Buelow

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Rescue Mission

How Fidelity Charitable donors are different

See how our donors compare to their charitable peers nationwide

Fidelity Charitable donors are more likely to bring family into giving decisions.

Percentage who make giving decisions with others

Chart showing 82% of Fidelity Charitable donors make giving decisions with others versus only 53% of affluent donors overall.

Fidelity Charitable donors give more in retirement.

Retired Fidelity Charitable donors compared to retired affluent donors nationwide

Chart showing Fidelity Charitable donors more likely to give to 6 plus charities, donate over $10,000 each year, and have a higher confidence in their ability to maintain giving in the future versus only 53% of affluent donors overall.

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