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Donor-advised funds and private foundations: Which charitable solution is right for you?

The charitable solutions landscape has expanded, making more options available than ever before to help you carry out your philanthropic goals. Two of the most popular vehicles—private foundations and donor-advised funds—present very different approaches for accomplishing the same goal of granting funds to the charitable causes you care about. But with differing structures, rules, features and flexibility, the two vehicles each come with a unique set of advantages and limitations.

Which charitable vehicle is right for you? Answering 10 simple questions may help you discover the most suitable solution for your charitable mission.

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