Donor Advised Funds

Do you have a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund? If so, you can make a gift recommendation in just a few steps by using this link.

Our new DAFDirect widget allows you to contact your fund’s charitable sponsor and recommend grants to be distributed to Action Against Hunger. You have the power to impact communities in almost 50 countries around the world in just seconds.

About Donor Advised Funds

Are you looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support Action Against Hunger and other causes you love? A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable investment account for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations, may be the right choice for you.

donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Action Against Hunger or other charities. 

Here's how it works. You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You can then recommend—but not direct—how much and how often money is granted to Action Against Hunger or other charities—sometimes as easily as using a Web portal. And you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.

What do you receive in return? An immediate federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account, and the power to make recommendations on which charities to support whenever you want. You centralize your giving and record-keeping in one location. And maybe best of all, you can start a legacy of giving by letting your children help decide which grants to recommend.

Create a donor advised fund with one of the following assets:

Cash
With as little as $5,000 in cash, an individual, family, or foundation can establish a donor advised fund. Be sure to consult with your financial adviser regarding contribution standards.  

Appreciated Securities
Eliminate capital gains tax by donating appreciated assets you have held for more than a year on the transfer.

Retirement Plan Assets
You may make your donor advised fund a beneficiary of your retirement plan assets. You could then designate your loved ones as the donor advisors, which would allow them to make recommendations on what charitable organizations to support through the fund. 

Tangible Personal Property
You may be able to use non-income-producing property such as stamp and coin collections or works of art in exchange for a federal income tax charitable deduction.

Next Steps

  1. Evaluate a sponsoring organization to make sure it supports your interests, values and the type of asset you are considering as a funding source.
  2. Get to know the organization's policies and procedures-from minimum contributions to administrative fees. Each organization handles these details differently.
  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  4. Contact Laura Hickman at (212) 967-7800 x521 or lhickman@actionagainsthunger.org to discuss using donor advised funds to support Action Against Hunger.
  5. If you include Action Against Hunger in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

    Legal Name: Action Against Hunger USA
    Address: 1 Whitehall Street, 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10004
    Federal Tax ID Number: 13-3327220

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.