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Take control of your charitable strategy with DonorsTrust

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.

Complete Your Application

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 ... 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.

Open Your Fund

Protect your donor intent by building DonorsTrust into your estate plan.

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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Did we dodge a (tax) bullet?

The House Ways and Means committee has finally marked-up and released legislative text to amend the Internal Revenue Code. While far from desirable, many of the  problematic proposals floating around…
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September 14, 2021

Podcast: New Approaches to Reducing Poverty

This week on Giving Ventures, host and DonorsTrust Vice President Peter Lipsett gathers three experts from across the country who are working to combat poverty using innovative, free-market solutions to…
Blessings: Finding contentment inside my garden, and beyondCurrent EventsPhilanthropyWhy DonorsTrust
September 8, 2021

Finding Contentment Inside My Garden and Beyond

At the end of Candide, Voltaire's protagonist settles into a new view of the world. “I also know," he says “we must cultivate our garden.” Chastened by bold adventures that ended…
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