Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are one of today’s most attractive charitable giving tools.  DAFs allow donors to earmark money for charity, receive a tax benefit in the year of the donation, and decide later which nonprofits will receive grants. The numbers are impressive – last year (2014) donors poured $19.7 billion into DAFs, a 14.1 percent increase over 2013. Click the link below for further insight into these increasingly popular charitable funds.

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Year-End Charitable Giving

If you are considering charitable giving, you might want to consider giving appreciated securities, rather than cash.  As this article explains, giving appreciated securities is usually a much more tax efficient way to benefit charity.

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