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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

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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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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 worth supporting now, not when I'm dead! 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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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.

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