Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support Environmental Defense Fund.

An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, donor advised funds simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

How does it work?

  1. Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to EDF.
  2. Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax free).
  3. Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.

Questions about donor advised funds should be directed to your financial advisor or fund provider.

Recommend a gift to EDF

If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the Environmental Defense Fund directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating). Simply enter the amount in the DAF Direct form and click next in to complete your recommendation.