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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. Harness the power of a DAF with the principled partnership of DonorsTrust and watch your impact grow.

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Your initial contribution opens the account. Contribution are immediately tax dedication.

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Recommend grants to any number of public charities.

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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 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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Our marquee donor-advised fund offers a flexible, tax-advantaged, and principled way to maximize your giving.

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Protect Your Legacy

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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 $1.2 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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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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September 4, 2020

Ways To Give: A Simple Primer on Charitable Tools

Here’s a simple philosophy on giving: be as generous as possible in the smartest way possible. The generous part depends on your own situation. Being smart about how you give…
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August 4, 2020

How Grant Gives: Developing Thoughtful Philanthropy

As we continue with our Client Stories blog series, we share another segment from one of our young givers in our Novus Society, Grant Starrett. You can read last month's…
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