Donor Advised Funds
Maximize Your Charitable Giving
If you give to many nonprofits throughout the year, donor advised funds provide a flexible and efficient way to organize your charitable giving. Your fund empowers you to support community efforts that align with your values, goals and charitable vision. We can help you give to organizations already familiar to you or help you explore new ones.
A donor advised fund
with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation offers distinct advantages:
Receive a potential tax deduction the year you give to the fund and then decide how to direct the funds over time.
Focus on giving — we handle all the accounting, legal and investment services.
Work with our philanthropic advisors, who will use their expertise and knowledge of the community to maximize the impact of your giving. They can also help you engage family and friends in your giving.
Know that your charitable dollars are wisely invested until you decide you are ready to recommend grants to your favorite nonprofits. Then we take care of distributing the grants.
Melanie K. has been donating to environmental organizations, causes and issues she cares about since college. In an effort to amplify her giving, the mother of two set up a donor advised fund with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation in 2016. She had just sold a business, and her fund provided her family with financial and charitable benefits. Through her donor advised fund, Melanie continues to give back to nature.