Donor-Advised Funds are a tax-advantaged, convenient way to organize your personal philanthropy or corporate giving program.
If you wish to be actively involved in deciding what causes and organizations will receive your support, prefer donor-advised funds. They allow you to support the causes you care about and teach future generations about the importance of giving back. They operate much like private foundations – except there is no mandated five percent distribution, and TPF handles all administrative details from record-keeping to accounting, investment, and grant-making activities. A donor-advised fund allows you to give your cash or marketable securities at a time that is advantageous for tax purposes, allowing you to decide what you would like to support at your convenience.
-Minimum initial gift: $5,000+
-Fund balance to maintain: $5,000
-Additional gifts: any size
-Minimum grant: $250
-Annual administration fee: 0.5 -3%
-Time to set up a fund: Less than one week
-Quick and easy set-up with no start-up fees
-Highest level of tax benefits
-Complex gifts accepted
-Anonymity and multi-generational giving options
-Access to staff expertise on community issues, needs, and programs
-Unlimited grants to charities (Turkey and US)
-Opportunities to co-invest with other fundholders on donor led initiatives