Donor Advised Funds

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.

How does it 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.

Do you already have a donor advised fund?

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 or 410-369-9339.

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

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 or call 410-369-9278.

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