Simplify your charitable giving with a convenient, low-cost and flexible donor advised fund. It provides many of the advantages of a private foundation, but with smaller asset requirements and without the costly and time-consuming administrative responsibilities. (See our Donor Advised Fund vs. Private Foundation comparison.) You and the advisors you select can be actively involved in grantmaking.
To create a donor advised fund, give a gift of cash, securities or other property valued at $15,000 or more to the Delaware Community Foundation and realize immediate tax benefits. Going forward, you’ll be able to recommend grants from your fund to charitable organizations in Delaware and around the world (minimum grant: $250). You may add to your fund at any time.
The DCF manages and invests the assets, provides regular reports, and handles all administrative requirements, allowing you to focus on your philanthropy. Our professional staff includes experts in charitable giving and local charitable needs to help you make funding decisions. The DCF delivers the funds to the charities you select, either in your name or anonymously, or provides you with a check if you wish to deliver it yourself.
All funds are charged fees based on the DCF’s Fee Schedule.