Donor Advised Fund

Simplify Your Giving

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to National Wildlife Federation and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

You can also create a lasting legacy by naming National Wildlife Federation as the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form. 

DAF Basics

Still learning about DAFs? Discover the ease of opening a donor advised fund—plus the advantages you will enjoy—with your complimentary guide Centralize Your Giving With Donor Advised Funds.

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An Example of How It Works

Happy couple calculating donations Joe and Laura want to support National Wildlife Federation and other charities by putting their money where it will do the most good. They make a $100,000 gift to the National Wildlife Federation Donor Advised Fund. The couple receives an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift, as they itemize. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support.

After researching community needs, Joe and Laura recommend grands for the Federation (which they have supported for years) and their local animal rescue league. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving. 

Ways to Make Your Gift:

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Next Steps

  1. If you already have a fund, use our tool Take Action! Visit Your Fund to connect. No fund yet? Get our complimentary guide.
  2. Contact the Office of Gift Planning at 1-800-332-4949 or NWFLegacy@nwf.org to discuss using your donor advised funds to support the Federation and our mission.
  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  4. If you include the Federation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: National Wildlife Federation
Address: 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190
Federal tax ID number: 53-0204616

Get More From Your DAF

Ensure you have made the most of your donor advised fund—for your family and for the Federation. Download the complimentary guide Maximize the Impact of Donor Advised Funds.

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