Donor Advised Fund

Help raise more money for your institution with a donor advised fund provided by TIAA Charitable.
A donor-advised fund (DAF), can increase contributions while growing your donor base. It’s a tax-smart way to simplify charitable giving and inspire your supporters to put away money for your institution and other causes they care about.

What are the benefits of a DAF?

  • Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing giving vehicle in the United States and a private label DAF is an impactful, low-cost way to increase giving
  • Boost your bottom line - Low-cost DAFs can help institutions like yours meet your fundraising goals
  • Enduring relationships - You forge lasting and productive relationships with your supporters
  • Turnkey process - TIAA Charitable handles setup, administration, charitable compliance and more
  • Free up your time - You can focus on your institution’s mission and the people it employs

How does it work?

A DAF makes it easy for your supporters to maximize charitable giving.

  • TIAA Charitable establishes a branded DAF in your institution’s name
  • Your donors make irrevocable contributions  including: cash, securities or complex assets to your program and are eligible for an immediate tax deduction
  • TIAA Charitable establishes an account in each donor’s name
  • A portion of all contributions are automatically designated to support your institution and the money is invested for growth – any growth is tax-free
  • Donors recommend grants to you and other causes they are passionate about – based on the timing that best meets their goals

Boost the potential for greater giving:

Contribute - Donors contribute and are eligible for the most favorable current-year tax deductions
Grow - Contributions are invested and can grow tax-free, increasing the potential to give more
Give - When they’re ready, donors go online and recommend grants to your institution and other charities

Why a DAF from TIAA Charitable?

  • Branded website and dedicated call center
  • Account administration and processing
  • Donor activity reports to identify opportunities for more engagement
  • Charitable compliance management
  • A percentage of contributions can be automatically designated to support your organization
  • Diversified investment approaches for donors including socially responsible options


To learn more about DAFs: DAF Contact Us
Or call: 833-44-MYDAF (833-446-9323)

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”). 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.