What is a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?

A donor advised fund is a convenient and tax-efficient method for managing charitable giving, offering the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Guiding Eyes for the Blind and other qualified charities.

DAFs empower you to approach your charitable giving thoughtfully by involving other family members or colleagues in the process. Most DAFs accept donations of long-term appreciated securities and other assets, and you can advise how the funds are invested.

Create a lasting legacy by naming Guiding Eyes for the Blind as the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can build a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

DAF Basics

  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax deductible donation that sponsors a DAF program.
  • Advise on how you would like your donated assets invested – any investment growth is tax free!
  • Recommend grants to your favorite charities with the option of being recognized or remaining anonymous.

Donors can recommend grants from financial groups such as Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable and Greater Kansas Community Foundation through DAF Direct.  If your Donor Advised Fund is not within these three, you can still make a donation to Guiding Eyes for the Blind by contacting your Community Foundation or financial services advisor administering your donations and direct your gift to Guiding Eyes for the Blind.