Ready to Open Your
Charitable Giving Fund?

Opening a DonorsTrust donor-advised account is as simple as completing our application form and submitting your initial contribution of at least $10,000 (or, for those under 40 years old opening a Novus Society account, of at least $1,000).

Use the online application below to start the process. If you prefer, you may instead download the full DonorsTrust application and complete on your computer or by hand – click here to do so.

Call us with any questions at 703-535-3563 or email

We have granted out more than $2 billion to more than 3,000 charities

Whether to groups promoting the arts, community groups, religion, education, and public policy, these grantees protect our liberties and strengthen our civil society.