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A new, easy way to recommend a grant to Save the Children
through your Donor-Advised Fund

Are you a DAF holder?
Just complete the form below and click the "Donor-Advised Fund" button to get started. We challenge you to #HalfYourDAF before year-end.

Donor-Advised Funds included but not limited to:
BNY Mellon, Charityvest, Chicago Community Trust, Daffy, Fidelity Charitable, Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, Greater Horizons, Jewish Communal Fund of New York, National Christian Foundation, National Philanthropic Trust, OJC Fund, Pledger Charitable, Schwab Charitable, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, The Donors Fund, UBS and Vanguard Charitable.

(Don’t see your Donor-Advised Fund Sponsoring Organization? Use the search field to type in the name of your sponsoring organization and you’ll be directed to your login page.)


Save the Children Tax ID: 06-0726487

Donor-Advised Funds Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Donor-Advised Fund?

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is an investment account that is used for charitable giving. Donor-advised funds are considered the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States. DAFs can be relatively inexpensive to create and maintain, while also offering donors some ability to manage their tax situation through giving.

It is composed of donations made by individuals and administered by a third party. The third party is called the sponsoring organization. A donor-advised fund offers an immediate tax relief and allows you to support your favorite charities immediately or over time. 

How does a Donor-Advised Fund work?

A donor makes an irrevocable gift to a donor-advised fund and receives a tax deduction for the year the gift is made. Once the contribution is made, the sponsoring organization has legal control over the funds and the donor can make grant recommendations to the charity of their choice.

Are there any rules to owning a Donor-Advised Fund?

The IRS has specific guidelines around the kinds of organizations that are eligible to receive grants as well as the purposes these grants can serve. For example, grants can only be made to qualified charities and cannot be made to a person, or the donor cannot receive more than an incidental benefit, so it cannot be used for the admission price for an event of the gala.

What’s the difference between a Donor-Advised Fund and a direct donation?

The donor-advised fund donor receives tax documentation from the sponsoring organization of the DAF while a direct donor receives tax documentation from the charity.

Can a Donor-Advised Fund be used to donate to a private foundation?

Donor-advised funds can be used alongside private foundations.

What are the benefits of a Donor-Advised Fund?

  • Simple to establish
  • Flexible funding options
  • Easily Accessible
  • Tax advantage
  • Typically requires no minimum distribution
  • Anonymous granting
  • Investment options

Is there a tax deduction for Donor-Advised Funds?

Yes, the donor-advised fund donor receives tax documentation from the sponsoring organization of the DAF.

What is the best way to contact Save the Children?

Please reach out to [email protected] and a member of our team can assist you with any additional questions that you may have.

Thank you for appreciating the importance of our work and the critical role that philanthropy plays in making it possible.

Three great reasons to make a Donor-Advised Fund Grant today.

Your support keeps children healthy and thriving. 

Your generosity gives children the opportunity to learn. 

Your kindness helps protect children from harm.

If you've already made a Donor-Advised Fund grant to Save the Children, please let us know.

If you are a financial advisor recommending DAF grants, please work with your financial institutions or reach out to us directly by email: [email protected]

By providing your information, you may be contacted by Save the Children.

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