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Private Foundations and Donor Advised Funds: 5 Key Comparisons

What are the key differences between donor advised funds and private foundations? Today, there are 86,516 private foundations in the country containing $855.81 billion in assets and making $49 billion in grants.  By comparison, there are five times as many donor advised funds—463,622 with $110  »  Read More

Donor Advised Funds Tripled in Growth

An October 4, 2018, article by Bloomberg noted that donor advised funds have tripled in growth to more than $85 billion in assets by year end 2016. The rise of donor advised funds has been tied to a variety of reasons:  ease of use, tax efficiency and even as part of family legacy planning.  Ray  »  Read More

Top Charities and Trends

Fidelity Charitable is a commercial donor advised fund.  Recently, they released their 2018 charitable giving report.  The top 20 charities receiving grants from Fidelity include: American Red Cross Doctors without Borders The Salvation Army Planned Parenthood Jude Children’s Research  »  Read More