CF 101 Archive

What is a community foundation?

In an ancient parable, a group of blind men encounters an elephant for the first time. Each touches a different part of the elephant and comes to a different conclusion about what elephants are like. One feels its trunk and concludes it must be like a thick snake. Another feels its leg, surmising it is … Continue reading →

DAF Dos and Don’ts

Once you’ve established a donor-advised fund (DAF), you’ll want to keep a few rules in mind as you think about how best to use it. To help introduce you to some of those rules, we’ve compiled this short list of DAF dos and don’ts. By following these tips, you can become the best charitable giver … Continue reading →

What are donor-advised funds?

Donor-advised funds (or DAFs for short) are a type of charitable-giving tool that has become increasingly prevalent in recent decades. They are a powerful, versatile, and tax-efficient tool for individuals, couples, and families interested in philanthropy. In the last 30 years DAFs have become a major source of funding for charities, both locally and nationally. … Continue reading →