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How can we help you achieve your mission?

Receive grants faster, safely, with Electronic Funds Transfer

When you sign your nonprofit up for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from Fidelity Charitable, grants will be directly deposited in your nonprofit’s bank account—no trips to the post office or bank needed. You’ll receive the same donor information as you would with a paper check. Enrollment is easy.

What is a donor-advised fund?

Five tips for nonprofits

Wondering how to connect with donor-advised fund donors and build your donor base?

Check out our five tips for nonprofits below! 

Number 1


Make sure donors can find you.

Fidelity Charitable donors can search for charities to support by tax ID number or by name. Make sure the name you do business as matches the name you have registered with the IRS so it’s easy for donors to find you.

Want to know what it looks like for a donor to search for a nonprofit and recommend a grant? Step inside the donor experience, search for nonprofits and walk through the grant recommendation process in our demo.

Number 2


Recognize donors for DAF giving.

You can thank a DAF donor much like you would any other donor—here’s how.

Need help getting started? You can use a thank-you note to invite a donor to have a more in-depth conversation about your programs, or even offer a tour of your facility. Check out our customizable thank-you template to see how.


Number 3


Invite deeper engagement with your DAF donors.

DAF donors have specifically committed funds for charitable giving, making them well-suited for future engagement and some of your highest-capacity donors. See how nonprofit Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program connected with Mike Bradley, a Fidelity Charitable donor. 

Number 4


Encourage donors to use the features of their DAF.

Fidelity Charitable donors are active granters. You can encourage these dedicated donors to take advantage of features like pre-scheduling grants, or naming your organization as a charitable successor on their Giving Account.

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Number 5


Integrate DAFs into existing marketing materials.

It may be easier than you think to incorporate DAFs into your marketing and fundraising materials—start with your existing touch points. Mention DAFs as a way to support you on your website right along with checks or credit cards. In fundraising appeals, add language letting donors know they can support your work through their DAF.

Want DAF donors to be able to recommend a grant to you directly from your own website or email communications—we have a widget for that.

About Fidelity Charitable

Fidelity Charitable is an independent, 501(c)(3) public charity. We sponsor the largest donor-advised fund program in the country. Our donor-advised fund is called the Giving Account. Last year, our donors recommended $10.3 billion in grants to support more than 187,000 charitable organizations in every state and around the globe.*

Data from the 2022 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report