Giving made better

Make a bigger impact with your charitable giving and potentially enjoy tax benefits with the Giving Fund, a donor-advised fund from TIAA Charitable®, an independent public charity.

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How it works

How a donor-advised fund works

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A better way to give

Donor-advised funds like the Giving Fund from TIAA Charitable can be a smart way to make charitable giving part of your overall financial plan.
The potential to give more
Money you contribute is invested, and any growth is tax free. That means more money to give.
Tax advantages
Your contribution may be eligible for a current-year tax deduction, and there's no capital gains tax when you contribute appreciated securities.
Manage your giving in one place—with the paperwork taken care of for you and details at your fingertips online.

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The Giving Fund

TIAA Charitable® is an independent public charity with a donor-advised fund that helps to create a lasting benefit for you and for the charities you love. Boost your giving potential and enjoy a tax-smart way to make the most of your acts of generosity so you can focus on supporting the causes that are close to your heart.
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Find charities

Find out if your favorite charity is eligible or discover a new one. More than one million nonprofits qualify.

See your impact

See how much you can increase your giving through a donor-advised fund.

Smart giving

Discover how to make charitable giving a savvy part of your overall financial plan.

Personalized advice

Maximize your charitable and personal assets with a dedicated financial advisor.
TIAA Charitable is the brand name for an independent public charity that maintains a donor-advised fund program. The TIAA name is a registered mark of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America and is used by TIAA Charitable pursuant to a license.

Contributions to the Giving Fund are irrevocable. All recommendations from donors and donor-advisors are subject to review and approval by TIAA Charitable.

TIAA Charitable does not provide legal or tax advice. Before establishing a Giving Fund, taxpayers should seek advice based on their own particular circumstances from an independent legal or tax advisor.
TIAA Charitable, Inc. has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public charity under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code").