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Family Giving Traditions

The holiday season is a time for family and friends to gather and give thanks – it’s also the perfect opportunity to give back. This year, Fidelity Charitable is inspiring families across the country to start a new annual tradition of putting the giving in your holidays. The below resources can help spark new ideas for traditions that will enable your family to give with greater joy and impact.

Strong giving traditions matter

Our research shows that those who grew up with strong giving traditions are more likely to:

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.

Learn more about growing the family tree

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.

Learn more about making giving a family effort

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

Or call us at 1-800-262-6039