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Donor-advised funds are the fastest growing charitable tool in America. Harness the power of a DAF with the principled partnership of DonorsTrust and watch your impact grow.

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

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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 $1.2 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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September 25, 2020

Do The Charities You Support Align With Your Principles?

With more than one million registered charities in the United States, keeping tabs on who really moves the needle takes work. Beyond that, how do you know if the organization…
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September 22, 2020

Donor Disclosure is Code for Donor-Based Discrimination

The process of creating public policy is notorious for being light on facts and principles and heavy on anecdotes. When it comes to the donor privacy issue, however, the reality…
InterviewsLiberty MovementStrategic Giving
September 9, 2020

K-12 Philanthropy Now: How to Maximize Your Impact

In this installment of the Expert Giving series we interviewed several liberty-movement folks on the different aspects of K-12 ed reform and the impact of COVID-19 on primary education. Here…
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