Forms and applications for advisors

Schwab Charitable offers two types of accounts:

  • Core accounts: The funds are invested in a selection of prescreened, competitive investment pools. There is no minimum contribution amount required, so it's simple to open an account and experience how easy it is to give through Schwab CharitableTM.
  • Professionally managed accounts: For accounts with balances of $100,000 or more, advisors can create a customized investment portfolio and may charge an advisory fee to manage the assets in the account.*

Once your client is ready to open their Schwab Charitable account, you can assist them with the application process.


Managing your client's account


If you are an investment advisor working with Charles Schwab Advisor ServicesTM, a division of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., all Schwab Charitable forms and applications can be found on the Schwab Advisor Center® website (login is required).

Additional Resources


For additional instructions on how to open and manage an account using Schwab Advisor Center, view our Advisor Tutorials page.

If you have any questions about the forms or which form you should be using, please contact Schwab Charitable at 800-746-6216.

If you are not currently a registered investment advisor with Charles Schwab Advisor Services, please contact or call 877-687-4085 for more information.

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A donor opening a professionally managed account must recommend an independent investment advisor, who, if approved by Schwab Charitable, will manage the assets contributed to the account. Advisors must meet certain eligibility requirements, including working with Schwab Advisor Services™, a business segment of The Charles Schwab Corporation, and agree to the Investment Advisory Agreement, which is available on