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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

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How Michael Gives: Putting Philanthropy FirstDonor-Advised FundsInterviewsNovus Society
May 6, 2021

How Michael Gives: Putting Philanthropy First

The DonorsTrust Client Stories blog series continues with this latest interview. Michael Miller and his wife are just regular folks who want to prioritize philanthropy—their donor-advised fund at DonorsTrust helps…
Giving News Brief: Understanding the AFP Foundation v. Bonta CaseCurrent EventsLiberty MovementPhilanthropy
May 3, 2021

Giving News Brief: Understanding the AFP Foundation v. Bonta Case

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments for a case we at DonorsTrust and in the broader philanthropic community have been following for years: Americans for Prosperity Foundation vs. Bonta…
National DAFs and The Quiet End to Donor FreedomCurrent EventsDonor IntentDonor-Advised FundsNovus Society
April 15, 2021

National DAFs and The Quiet End to Donor Freedom

Remember the phrase “the good old days?” It’s one that becomes more prevalent as one moves up the aging ladder. I have certainly heard it nearly ad nauseum recently. Methinks,…
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