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


  • Peter Lipsett

    Peter Lipsett is vice president at DonorsTrust. He also leads DonorsTrust’s Novus Society, a network of donors under 40 committed to growing their philanthropic know-how. He has a dual degree in political science and theater from Davidson College and finally got a practical credential with an MBA from George Mason University.

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