Donor Advised Fund â€” A donor advised fund is an investment fund run by a community foundation or other public charity. The donor deposits money in the fund by making donations to the organization that runs the fund. The donor can't ever withdraw the funds, but the donor can recommend that specific grants be made to eligible charitable recipients. The organization that runs the fund is free to accept or reject the recommendations, although in practice these organizations accept the vast majority of recommendations made.
Donor Advised Funds. The Kintera GivingFund administrative platform is part of the Kintera Directed Giving program, created to help consumers channel their gifts through donor advised funds, pooled income funds and workplace giving solutions. Donor advised funds enable individuals with philanthropic interests to efficiently manage their charitable giving by allowing them to make an irrevocable contribution of personal assets (cash, appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds or real estate) at the most advantageous time, claim a tax deduction for the gifts, and then direct contributions from their account to the charity or charities of their choice by recommending a grant distribution from the foundation sponsoring their account.