Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

Recommend a gift to the American Cancer Society through your donor-advised fund.

Call 1-800-227-2345 if you have questions about giving to the American Cancer Society through your donor-advised fund. Your financial advisor can help you learn how to set up a donor-advised fund.

If you currently have a donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon Charitable or Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, you may use DAFDirect.

What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?

  • Simplicity: the donor-advised fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
  • Flexibility: timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision-making.
  • Tax-efficiency: Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes.
  • Family legacy: a DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
  • No transaction fees: once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to the American Cancer Society.

If you already benefit from donor-advised funds, please make checks payable to American Cancer Society and mail to the following address:

PO Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123

In order to acknowledge your generous gift please provide donor and/or fund name and address.