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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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Contribute & Take Your Deduction

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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 ... 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 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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Giving Is Up – Now It’s Time to Strategize

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June 3, 2021

How Jeanie Gives: Finding a Principled Partner

Jeanie (whose name has been changed to protect her privacy) joined DonorsTrust only a few months ago. She is part of an influx of new donor advisors at DonorsTrust fleeing…
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May 31, 2021

How Your Charitable Legacy Can Live On in Hearts and Minds

When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, I found myself very moved – and very blessed – by the number of people who reached out … to show love,…
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