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Donor Advised Funds

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A Donor Advised Fund is a personal charitable giving account that allows you to easily and efficiently support all of your favorite causes.

How does a Donor Advised Fund work?

  • Your Donor Advised Fund is easily created with a tax-deductible minimum gift of $5,000 or more ($2,500 if you’re under age 35).
  • You can make grants from your Fund to your favorite 501(c)(3) charities – local, national, Jewish or secular. You can even pay your synagogue dues through your Fund.
  • You can make grants to charities right away or use your Fund as a “savings account” for future charitable gifts.
  • Your Fund is professionally and prudently invested by the Foundation’s managers.
  • Your charitable giving is handled through one source which reduces paper work and eliminates the administrative burden of saving individual tax receipts.
  • Your charitable giving can be done online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Take advantage of the Fund Your Favorite match!

Open a new Donor Advised Fund and we’ll match one charitable gift to your favorite nonprofit - up to $1,000! Contact Suzanne Galblum Dicken at (913) 327-8286 for details.


Benefits of a JCF Donor Advised Fund

  • Tax Deduction

    You will receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction for contributions made to your Fund. You may contribute cash or transfer long-term appreciated property. When you transfer appreciated property you receive the greatest tax benefit by avoiding paying capital gains tax.

  • Streamline Giving

    By organizing your charitable giving through one source, you avoid writing separate checks to multiple organizations and eliminate cumbersome record keeping. You can simply focus on the joy of giving.

  • Online Access

    You can securely access your Fund 24/7 to make gifts and monitor the activity and balance of your Fund online.

  • Quarterly Reporting

    You will receive detailed quarterly reports of activity of your Fund including contributions received, grants made, income earned, administrative fees and the Fund balance.

  • Support the Growth of a Philanthropic Community

    Your partnership enables the Foundation to provide philanthropic education programs which help inform donors about critical issues within the community and help develop the next generation of givers.

  • Create a Legacy of Charitable Giving

    You can name your children, grandchildren, or others as successor advisors to your Fund. Successor advisors have the privilege of managing your Fund after your death and carrying on your philanthropic values and traditions.

  • Access to Charitable Gift Cards

    You may "purchase" JCF Charitable Gift Cards which make meaningful gifts for birthdays, Hanukkah, graduation, or any other meaningful occasion. Charitable Gift Cards may be easily redeemed on our website for a single donation to any 501(c)(3) charity. Learn more

  • Member-Only Events

    You're invited to special fundholder-only events and experiences, such as our popular Connecting Our Giving Community series.

For more information contact Suzanne Galblum Dicken at (913) 327-8286.


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