Donor Advised Funds

Simplify your charitable giving. A donor advised fund is a giving vehicle you can easily establish at The Associated which allows you to recommend grants to numerous charities on your own timeframe. With a donor advised fund, or DAF, you can make gifts to charity during your lifetime, and when you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.

Already have a donor advised fund with The Associated?

Here’s how you can easily make grant recommendations through your donor advised fund.


To access our online grant making portal DonorSphere, click here. To set up a new account, contact TeNaea Thomas at or 410-369-9339.


Complete the grant recommendation form, scan and email as an attachment to


Print out and complete this grant recommendation form.

Mail to:

Grants Administrator
The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore
101 West Mount Royal Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21201

Need help? Have questions? Contact Lauren Klein at or call 410-369-9278.

Click here to see Funding Opportunities for current fund holders.

Streamline your charitable giving and be strategic about your donations.

Are you looking for a way to benefit The Associated both now and in the future? Would you like to simplify your annual and lifetime charitable giving?

A donor advised fund (or DAF) might be a great solution for you. You can also use a DAF to distribute gifts to numerous charities. With a DAF, you can make gifts to charity during your lifetime, and when you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.How does it Work?

How does a Donor Advised Fund work?

– You make an initial, irrevocable gift of cash, appreciated stock or other assets of $10,000 or more to establish the fund.

– The assets in your donor advised fund are invested in the Jewish Community Investment Fund (JCIF)

– You recommend grants be made to your favorite charities, provided that the use of the grant does not conflict with the mission of The Associated.

What are the benefits?

– Obtain a charitable income tax deduction in the year of your gift.
– Facilitate your charitable giving with ease.
– Receive support from The Associated’s professional staff to create a philanthropic focus, write mission statements, research charities, evaluate proposals, and much more.
– Continue your legacy of giving by naming your children as grant recommenders from your fund or creating a legacy gift from your fund.

Interested in opening your own donor advised fund?

 Contact Jackie Yahr at or 410-369-9248 for more information.

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