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Since our founding in 1999, DonorsTrust has granted out over $1.2 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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February 10, 2021

Strategic Risk-Taking in Philanthropy with a DAF

The short blurb about a new organization caught Pam’s eye. In an email to DonorsTrust clients, she was introduced to a start-up effort to improve the way free-market messages get…
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February 2, 2021

Charitable Giving: The Voice for the Unheard

I’m still trying to wrap my head around the events of January 6th. Actually, if I’m being honest, I’m still trying to wrap my head around all of the violence…
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January 28, 2021

Potential Giving Mistakes for 2021 and How to Overcome Them

Conventional wisdom dictates (backed up by marketing data from exercise and dieting companies) that January is the Great Metaphor for turning over the new leaf – with all the opportunity…
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