National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Donor Advised Funds
A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is an organized way for donors to make charitable gifts. A DAF is typically established at tax-exempt organizations such as community foundations that manage charitable giving on your behalf. It allows donors to recommend grants to charitable organizations, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then distribute gifts from the fund to a qualified charity such as NAMI.
A simple way to think about a DAF is like a charitable savings account where the donor can contribute to the fund and recommend grants to nonprofit organizations. Fidelity Charitable, Charles Schwab Charitable, and Vanguard Charitable are common organizations that manage and administer DAFs.
As the advisor to your fund, you can recommend a grant be made to NAMI. We are a US-based, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our EIN is 43-1201653.
How does a DAF work?
I have a DAF. How do I use the DAFDirect form?