Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation
Donor Advised Funds
A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the VFW and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.
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1. Recommend a grant
2. Impact the VFW
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You can also create a lasting legacy by naming the VFW the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.
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- If you already have a fund, use our tool Take Action! Visit Your Fund to connect. No fund yet? Get our free guide.
- Contact Chrissy Mason at 816.968.1119 or email@example.com to discuss using your donor advised funds to support the VFW and our mission.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include the VFW in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal name: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Address: 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Federal tax ID number: 44-0474290
An Example of How It Works
Joe and Laura want to give back to their hometown by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation.
The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support.
After researching community needs with the foundation’s staff, Joe and Laura recommend grants for the VFW (which they have supported for years) and the Animal Rescue League. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their granddaughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.