The Fund For Philanthropy is one of the most innovative, forward-thinking, and knowledgeable leaders on charitable giving in the nation. We strive to make giving convenient, flexible, and efficient for donors, helping them maximize their philanthropy through charitable giving accounts, also known as donor advised funds.
The Fund For Philanthropy is a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1), and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). Our mission is to be the most admired Donor Advised Fund program in the country by executing all we do at the highest levels of integrity, accountability and excellence.
History and Today
The Fund For Philanthropy was founded 2012, with the intent to bring a uniquely focused donor advised fund program into existence. A donor advised fund program focused primarily on answering the call and supporting some of the world’s most significant philanthropic concerns. The Fund For Philanthropy was thus begun with an extraordinary idea: Charitable giving should change the lives of many, not just a select few, and thus change the world. Driven to improve the world of philanthropy, The Fund For Philanthropy has grown to become one of the most entrepreneurial public charities of its kind.
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle created for the purpose of managing immediate charitable donations on behalf of an organization, family, or individual, while you take your time to grant out gifts to deserving charities over many years. A donor advised fund offers the opportunity to operate an easy-to-establish, very low cost, flexible vehicle for charitable giving as an alternative to direct giving or creating a private foundation.
By partnering with The Fund For Philanthropy, donors receive the simplicity and tax advantages of a public charity combined with the personal recognition, involvement and flexibility of a private foundation. Donors also gain access to the highest level of strategic thinking on ways to meet social challenges around the world.
Our Core Values
- We govern our actions with integrity, respect, and dependability.
- We are committed to sustainability and to acting in an environmentally friendly way.
- We are committed to innovation and excellence.
- We are committed to doing good for the whole.
- We are committed to change the world.
Commitment to Excellence
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
We are committed to philanthropy throughout the world, alongside our donors and their families. We believe that it is our obligation to model excellence and focus the philanthropic conversation on matters that warrant the greatest need and attention.