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Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are a great way for individuals and families to actively engage in philanthropy and to support nonprofits in their communities.

About Our Funds

Donors may easily establish Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) on an Endowed or Non-Endowed basis to direct giving according to their values and interests. Doing so via 3VCF allows the donor to gift assets immediately, or carefully consider giving options to valid 501c3 nonprofits over time. For families, a DAF is easier and less expensive to establish than a private foundation and is subject to fewer restrictions and regulations. Donors can start small and build support each year.

All the while, donors may draw on 3VCF’s local expertise and community partnerships to identify worthy nonprofits or to expand their grantmaking. DAF holders also receive access to a private portal to easily view fund transactions, including donations, grant disbursals and investment returns on DAF assets, if the donor chooses. 3VCF has identified a number of well-qualified investment pools to select from. The minimum investment to open a DAF is $5,000. Contact us at to learn more.

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