Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds

It’s easy to request a grant to the CDC Foundation from your donor-advised fund.

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is like a charitable investment account for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about.

When you contribute cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund at a public charity, you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth, and you can recommend grants to an IRS-qualified public charity.

If you already have a donor-advised fund and wish to make a grant recommendation to the CDC Foundation, we have a simple tool that facilitates the process. It will connect you with the financial institution of the foundation that manages your donor-advised fund to make your DAF Grant recommendation.

Start Your Grant Request from your Donor-Advised Fund

If you have a donor-advised fund, another way to benefit the CDC Foundation is to name the CDC Foundation as a beneficiary of your DAF. Designate the CDC Foundation to receive all or a portion of the balance of your fund through your fund administrator (you can also make a grant to us at any time from your donor-advised fund). The balance in your fund passes to the CDC Foundation when the fund terminates. 

If you have additional questions, please contact:
Helene Erenberg
Director of Major Gifts and Individual Support
600 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404.443.1139
Fax: 404.653.0330

Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Charitable giving vehicles described herein are offered only in areas where permitted by law. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.