How DAFs Work| Benefaction Charitable Public Foundation

By: Benefaction  09-12-2011

If you think a Donor Advised Fund is for you, Benefaction makes it easy, cost-effective and tax-efficient for you and your family to make a difference. It is like having your own foundation— without the expense and hassle of managing an organization. We can help you find solutions aligned with your planned giving objectives.

A simple 3 step process

1. Gift

2. Grow

Your donation is invested and a portion is allocated annually for charitable purposes, leaving the original donation invested.

3. Grant

Benefaction will manage the gifts from your fund to the charities of your choice.  You can change the charities anytime by providing us with written instruction.  We will provide regular reporting on fund activity and the good your grants are doing.

Donate cash, securities, life insurance, and gifts from your estate to your fund, or invite family members, friends and colleagues to get involved in your cause by making a donation to your fund.

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Benefits of DAFs| Benefaction Charitable Public Foundation

You advise Benefaction to make donations to qualifying charities of your choice, or you can choose to donate to one of our thoughtfully designed Charity Portfolios. In addition, when you donate securities, the tax liability typically associated with the realization of accrued capital gains will be significantly reduced. You receive a charitable donation receipt when you donate cash or publicly listed securities to your charitable fund.


Are You Ready? | Benefaction Charitable Public Foundation

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Teach Your Kids to GIVE| Benefaction Charitable Public Foundation

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About Endowment Funds | Benefaction Charitable Public Foundation

Benefaction’s staff and network of expert advisors are available to help you:• Focus your giving strategy• Evaluate the impact of your gift• See your charitable dollars at work• Involve family members in your giving strategy over time. By establishing a Donor Advised Fund with us you can name your foundation whatever you wish and manage all your charitable donations through one vehicle tailored to reflect your philanthropic goals and values.


Solutions | Benefaction Charitable Public Foundation

Whether you are running a small charity and want help reducing your paperwork or you own your own business and want to establish a charitable giving strategy. Benefaction provides simple, smart and tax-effective solutions for individuals, advisors,businesses and charities. Now you can attract and retain high net worth clients who wish to give back by donating to charity. Let us help make your philanthropic vision a reality.


For Individuals | Benefaction Charitable Public Foundation

Whether you wish to support the arts, conserve natural resources, advance medical research or help an underprivileged child, giving back speaks volumes about who you are and the values you hold dear. Now, with Benefaction, he or she can continue to help ensure your gifts complement your overall wealth management strategy and supports your cause in a way that is effective and lasting.