For charities:

We make it easy for donors to support charities like yours

Sixty-five percent of Schwab Charitable™ clients say they've increased their philanthropic giving more than they otherwise would have because they have a donor-advised fund account.*

Donor-advised funds help you in many ways.

  • Acceptance of illiquid assets

    Donor-advised funds can accept gifts of non-cash assets, such as real estate and privately held stock, that can be difficult for many organizations to handle.

  • Reduced administrative costs

    We take care of much of the administrative work involved with accepting non-cash donations, and we send grant checks to charities for easier processing.

  • Larger potential donations

    Because a donor's account is invested for potential growth, over time the donor may have more to give, which can sustain their giving even during uncertain economic times.

  • Recurring donations

    Because the assets have already been set aside, donor-advised fund account holders often grant more consistent amounts every year.

Podcast and Stanford Law

  • Podcast

    How Nonprofits are Leveraging Donor-Advised Funds

  • Stanford Law Policy Lab

    Students discuss the results of research into six of the most discussed topics around donor-advised funds today.

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  • Increase your visibility.

    One of the main ways donors find your charity is by searching GuideStar. Keep your profile up to date so they have the best information about your charity.

  • Make it easier for people to make donations.

    DAF Direct enables donors to recommend grants through their donor-advised fund directly from your website. As there are no transaction fees, the full grant value goes to your organization.

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*2020 donor survey results

A donor's ability to claim itemized deductions is subject to a variety of limitations depending on the donor's specific tax situation. Consult your tax advisor for more information.

Schwab Charitable accepts illiquid assets for contribution on a case by case basis.

Schwab Charitable does not provide specific individualized legal or tax advice. Please consult a qualified legal or tax advisor where such advice is necessary or appropriate.