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A simple, flexible and tax-efficient way to give to your favorite charities.
A donor-advised fund is like a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. When you contribute cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund at a public charity, like Fidelity Charitable, you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth and you can recommend grants to virtually any IRS-qualified public charity.
When you give, you want your charitable donations to be as effective as possible. Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States because they are one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give to charity. Let’s take an in-depth look at how a donor-advised fund works.
Donate cash, stocks or non-publicly traded assets such as real estate, private business interests and private company stock and get your tax receipt. You’ll also be eligible for an immediate tax deduction. See what you can donate.
While you're deciding which charities to support, your donation can potentially grow based on your investment preferences, making available even more money for charities. Investment options.
You can support virtually any IRS-qualified public charity with money in the donor-advised fund. The public charity sponsoring your account will conduct due diligence to ensure the funds granted out will be used for charitable purposes and the grantee is an IRS-qualified public charity. Charities you can support.
Contributing assets other than cash is simple with a donor-advised fund; other types of charities may not be able to accept non-cash donations. See what you can donate
Assets generally accepted include
As soon as you make a donation, you are eligible for an immediate tax deduction, just as you would by donating to another public charity. Your tax deduction may depend on the type of donation.
Continue to enjoy benefits beyond the basics.
Since 1991, we have been helping donors like you support their favorite charities in smarter ways. We can help you explore the different charitable vehicles available and explain how you can complement and maximize your current giving strategy with a donor-advised fund. Join over 200,000 donors who choose Fidelity Charitable to make their giving simple and more effective.