Want to make a gift through a donor advised fund?
Use DAF Direct (on the right) if your sponsoring organization participates, or have a check sent to:
Attn: Development Office
2025 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA 94965
Slide is a 501c3 public charity, EIN 23-7069469.
What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a giving program that allows you to combine favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities.
How does it work?
You establish a fund by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
As the donor, you can advise how the funds are invested, which could potentially allow tax-free growth that results in more money for your charity.
You recommend grants to qualified public charities and the sponsoring organization handles disbursements, record keeping and tax receipts.
Disbursements may only be recommended to IRS-qualified public charities exclusively for charitable purposes. Additionally, the donor may not receive any more than incidental benefits as a result of the disbursement.
DAFs have a number of benefits. They
Reduce your paperwork,
Separate the timing of your tax deductions from your charitable decision-making,
Make it easy to donate long term appreciated securities and other assets (eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock) and
Help you build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
DAFs are easy to set up because they have no startup costs beyond an initial minimum charitable contribution (typically $5,000 or more). Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. Fees vary by sponsoring organization.