A Donor-Advised Fund, or DAF, is a giving vehicle established at a public charity for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations like the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Here’s how DAFs work*:

  1. You make an irrevocable charitable contribution of cash, securities, stock, real estate or other assets to a donor-advised fund at a public charity, like Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or others.
  2. You immediately receive the maximum tax deduction that the IRS allows.
  3. Your contribution is placed into a donor-advised fund account where it can be invested and grow tax-free.
  4. At any time afterward, you can recommend grants from your account to qualified charities like the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

DAFs are a quick and simple way to support the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s innovative legal work for animals. We are the only national organization dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system.

You can help make a difference for animals by providing the financial support that empowers the Animal Legal Defense Fund to act swiftly and effectively whenever animals’ lives or interests are at risk by recommending the Animal Legal Defense Fund as a grantee in your donor-advised fund.

*Source National Philanthropic Trust

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