Donor-advised fund

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A donor-advised fund, or DAF, allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund to support their favorite organizations over time.

Donor-advised funds are administered by a public charity created to manage charitable donations on behalf of organizations, families, or individuals. DAFs allow donors to give cash, stock and other assets where the donor receives an immediate tax deduction when the contribution is made, but can grant specified amounts to the charities of their choice at a later time.

Donor-advised funds provide a flexible and easy method of giving and many donors choose to open a DAF rather than creating a private foundation.

Your donor-advised fund gift to Mercy Corps supports all our work around the world. Together, we can empower people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.