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.

Online:

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

Email:

Complete the grant recommendation form, scan and email as an attachment to grant@associated.org.

Mail: 

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 lklein@associated.org 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 jyahr@associated.org or 410-369-9248 for more information.

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