Donor-Advised Funds at the National Christian Foundation

How thousands of Christian givers use their donor-advised funds at NCF to impact their favorite causes

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a popular tax-saving alternative to giving directly to charities or creating a private foundation. At the National Christian Foundation, or NCF, our most popular donor-advised fund is called the Giving Fund, and it’s a popular alternative to a private foundation.

A donor-advised fund for charity helps you manage all your giving from any device 24/7, reduce paperwork and overhead costs, and avoid the hassle of tracking individual receipts from charities. Charitable organizations thrive on donor funding, and you and your family members can support them from one centralized place.


How do donor-advised funds work?

A donor-advised fund works like a charitable checking account. You make an initial contribution into your DAF account to immediately qualify for an income tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund to charities. You can also choose how you’d like the money in your fund to be invested to potentially grow over time.

Make tax-deductible gifts

Contribute all kinds of charitable donations and assets … not just cash and checks, but also non-cash gifts like stocks, business interests, and real estate for greater tax savings.

Choose an investment option

Invest your funds to grow tax-free for even greater charitable impact. NCF has a range of options, including pools, impact investments, and opportunities for your personal advisor to manage.

Recommend grants

Log in to browse thousands of charities, and select how much, how often, and when you want to recommend a grant to the charity, then NCF sends them money on your behalf.

Make tax-deductible gifts

Contribute all kinds of charitable donations and assets … not just cash and checks, but also non-cash gifts like stocks, business interests, and real estate for greater tax savings.

Choose an investment option

Invest your funds to grow tax-free for even greater charitable impact. NCF has a range of options, including pools, impact investments, and opportunities for your personal advisor to manage.

Recommend grants

Log in to browse thousands of charities, and select how much, how often, and when you want to recommend a grant to the charity, then NCF sends them money on your behalf.

Ready to get started?

Interested in learning more about how a donor-advised fund with the National Christian Foundation can help you achieve your giving goals while maximizing your tax benefits? Contact us today.

What makes a donor-advised fund at NCF unique?

With a donor-advised fund at the National Christian Foundation, you have the freedom to recommend grants to a variety of charities you feel called to support, including your church, your favorite Christian ministries and non-profits, your alma mater, and other local community organizations such as museums and arts organizations. To date, NCF givers have supported  63,000 charities with more than $12 billion in grants from their funds.

NCF givers are some of the most generous people in the world, with hearts set on getting money to ministries and charities as fast as possible. In our most recent calendar year, 2019, they recommended $1.23 billion in grants to tens of thousands of charities, which was 83% of the total amount of gifts NCF received. NCF’s mission is to mobilize resources for charitable work and advancing God’s Kingdom by inspiring biblical generosity.

With 30 offices around the country, NCF is here to help you with an experienced, like-minded team of some of the best charitable giving experts in the country. So whether you want to provide homes for the homeless, clean water for the thirsty, justice for victims in sex trafficking, relief for disaster victims, and so much more, we can help you maximize your impact to the causes you love.

And it starts with a donor-advised fund.

Take a tour

A Giving Fund works like a charitable checking account, and when you see it in action, you'll know why. You make gifts into the Fund and then recommend grants to your favorite charities from any device. And NCF sends the charity money to support their work.

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Powerful benefits and values

When you open a Giving Fund with NCF, you not only experience tangible benefits that simplify your giving and multiply your impact, but you also join tens of thousands of givers around the world in an unprecedented movement of Christian generosity.

Get started with a donor-advised fund at NCF today

Our team at NCF would be honored to serve you and help you make the most of your charitable giving.

Open a Giving Fund at NCF in just minutes to simplify your giving and multiply your impact for the causes you love. Or connect with one of NCF’s 30 local teams across the country to learn more and explore our other innovative giving solutions.


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