Donor Advised Philanthropic Funds
A donor-advised philanthropic fund is a semi-permanent fund of the Federation and a personal expression of your tzedakah. It is your "charitable checkbook," aligning your philanthropic interests with the Jewish community's needs and priorities. Through hands-on philanthropy, your personalized philanthropic fund will continue to benefit the community in the future. While you make recommendations for annual distributions during your lifetime, upon death the gift becomes part of the Foundation's Endowment Fund, perpetuating your name and your lifetime of commitment. Your fund allows your charitable dollars to grow tax-free, thereby increasing the resources available. You can create a fund with a low minimum irrevocable gift of cash, securities or other property. Foundation staff will disburse funds based on your recommendation and take care of the record-keeping.