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Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (or DAF) might be a great solution for you. With a DAF, you can make gifts to Scripps during your lifetime. When you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving or you can make Scripps a beneficiary of your DAF.

Flowchart: Donor transfers stock or cash to a donor advised fund and the donor advised fund makes charitable distributions.

You enjoy several benefits with your donor advised fund

  • Establish a flexible vehicle for annual charitable giving
  • Benefit from a more tax and cost efficient alternative to a private foundation
  • Obtain a charitable income tax deduction in the year of your gift
  • Defer your decision on charitable transfers

How a donor advised fund works

  1. You make an initial, irrevocable gift of cash or stock to fund a DAF at a sponsoring organization
  2. The assets in your DAF grow tax-free
  3. You make annual recommendations on gifts to be made from your DAF. There are limits to what a DAF can be used for.

Gifts from your donor advised fund

Your donor advised fund has several advantages. You can make one larger gift to a DAF and then recommend grants to us and other nonprofits. You can use the "Make a Gift from My DAF" tool to contact your DAF provider and to make a gift or to set up annual recurring gifts to Scripps. We will acknowledge your generous gift as a DAF distribution.

Please consider designating Scripps as a beneficiary of the remainder of your DAF, if you do not have a successor to make grants.

Contact us

If you have any questions about donor advised funds, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you might have.

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