Donor Directed Funds (DAF)

Donor Advised Funds (DAF) are an easy and tax-efficient way to manage charitable giving. These funds allow donors to receive an immediate tax deduction for their charitable contribution, and then recommend grants from the fund on the donor’s own timeframe.  This gift comes from money you have already set aside for charitable purposes, so there is no reduction in funds available to meet your current needs and goals. DAF Resource Page

People love DAFs because they’re: 

  • Simple. To bless a charity like Kokomo Rescue Mission, you simply contribute to your DAF then distribute gifts when you’re ready to give. 
  • Flexible. DAFs allow you to bless multiple organizations from one account. Plus, you can easily contribute a wide range of assets to fund a DAF. 
  • Generational. While funds deposited into a DAF are irrevocable, the actual account can be easily transferred to your children. This ensures your loved ones carry on your legacy of generosity.

The book of Matthew says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” This generally means your heart goes wherever you place your money – but DAFs embody this verse in a unique way. Donor Advised Funds allow you to put your treasure right where your heart already is!  

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Schwab Charitable Fund

Vanguard Charitable Endowment Fund

Kokomo Rescue Mission’s tax ID 35-1104430

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“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:21