Think of a donor-advised fund as a combined charitable savings and checking account that allows you to support the causes and charities that are important to you now, while also growing your charitable dollars for the future. A great alternative to a private foundation, donor-advised funds offer a simplified, flexible and affordable approach to charity for those who are serious about their giving. You can name the fund for your family, business or a loved one.
Donor-advised funds streamline your giving through one charitable vehicle, while allowing you to continue giving to the causes you believe in – now or in the future, here or across the country.
For more information about starting a donor-advised fund, contact Laura Lederer, Akron Community Foundation's vice president and chief development officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-436-5611.