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Simplify Your Giving

with the flexibility, privacy, and tax savings of a donor-advised fund

Increase Your Impact

with the knowledgeable partnership of DonorsTrust’s team

Protect Your Principles

with a partner committed to limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise

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Maximize your giving with a donor-advised fund

Donor-advised funds are the fastest growing charitable tool in America.
With DonorsTrust, you gain the power of a DAF with a principled partner for your giving.
Here's how to get started.

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A simple application gets you started.

Contribute & Take Your Deduction

Contributions are immediately tax deductible.

Support Your Favorite Causes

Recommend grants to any number of public charities.

Build Your Charitable Legacy

Make an impact for people and ideas with your grantmaking over time.

I give because I don’t need to wait to have an impact. Meet Melanie & Jeff ... there are causes and principles worth supporting now, not when I'm dead! Meet Daniel I give to preserve freedom for our children and grandchildren. Meet George & Marilyn I give to focus on charitable impact instead of administrative details. Meet Bill & Sarah Why Do You ?

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Our marquee donor-advised fund offers a flexible, tax-advantaged, and principled way to maximize your giving.

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Protect Your Legacy

We are a community foundation
bound by principles

We set ourselves apart not by geography, but by our focus on preserving donor intent and with our shared commitment to supporting organizations that do not rely on government funds to meet their charitable objectives. We – and the conservative- and libertarian-minded donors with whom we work – believe in preserving the ideals of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise.

Since our founding in 1999, DonorsTrust has granted out over $1.5 billion to over 2,200 charities. These charities protect our constitutional liberties and strengthen civil society without expanding government. Our clients meet this challenge by giving generously to public policy organizations and also to organizations relating to social welfare, religion, health, the environment, economics, governance, foreign relations, and arts and culture.

We believe the key to solving society’s problems comes from donors like you engaged in private philanthropy.

Intentional Giving Blog

News, Insights, and Strategies for Your Giving

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Continued Threats to Donor Freedom

DonorsTrust CEO Lawson Bader last year wrote a piece on “The Quiet End of Donor Freedom.” In it, he noted, “The unfortunate nastiness of our divisive political culture has reached…
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Giving Ventures Podcast: Tomorrow’s Leaders Are Already Here

Are free-markets dead? Not a chance. Tomorrow's leaders are already paving the way for a freer nation and world. Young entrepreneurs and activists including Cindy Cerquitella of America's Future; Amanda…
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May 27, 2022

I Worked in a Ukrainian Refugee Camp for a Week—Here’s What I Witnessed

I’ve been in Europe the past two weeks, seeing clients and grantees of DonorsTrust at Atlas Network’s Europe Liberty Forum in Warsaw, Poland, and Human Right Foundation’s Oslo Freedom Forum.…
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