Corporate Donor Advised Funds

About Corporate Donor Advised Funds

Corporate donor advised funds (DAFs) provide businesses with a versatile and impactful way to support their chosen causes. By establishing a DAF at a nonprofit organization like Colorado Gives Foundation, you can entrust the management of your fund to experienced professionals who will simplify the giving process by serving as your single funding source. With a DAF, businesses can immediately receive tax benefits upon making a contribution, while maintaining the freedom to support nonprofits at their discretion, over time. DAFs offer an ideal option for those seeking personalized, convenient and engaged giving to make a meaningful difference in their communities.

How do Corporate Donor Advised Funds work?

At Colorado Gives Foundation, starting a corporate donor advised fund is easy and accessible, requiring only an initial contribution of $5,000 in cash, securities, or other assets. Once your fund is established, our experienced team invests it, enabling it to grow tax-free to maximize the impact of your giving.

In addition to the immediate tax benefits you receive, you have the freedom to support the causes and nonprofits that align with your values by making grant recommendations. Our team provides guidance on community needs and assists you in making informed grant decisions. You can also invite employees or others to serve as advisors to your fund and join you in the joy of giving.

At Colorado Gives Foundation, we handle all the administrative details, including verifying charities’ 501(c)(3) status, approving grants, and distributing funds. With a donor-advised fund at our foundation, you can focus on making a difference in your community, secure in the knowledge that we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Connect today with our Philanthropic Services team to establish your Corporate Donor Advised Fund.

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