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Donor Advised Funds

What Is a Donor Advised Fund?

A donor advised fund is a charitable giving program managed by a nonprofit institution—known as a sponsoring organization—and created for the purpose of managing charitable gifts on behalf of donors.

I Already Have a Donor Advised Fund.... What's Next?

If you have a donor advised fund and your sponsoring organization participates in DAF Direct℠, you can recommend a distribution to Catholic Relief Services through the DAF Direct program by doing the following:

  1. Select your sponsoring organization from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter the amount of your donation to Catholic Relief Services.
  3. Click on the NEXT button, which will connect you directly to your sponsoring organization's website to confirm your recommendation.

What If My Sponsoring Organization Is Not Part of DAF Direct?

I Don't Have a Donor Advised Fund.... How Does It Work?

How Do Distributions From My Donor Advised Fund Help CRS?

Donor advised funds distributed to CRS in your name allow CRS to immediately put your dollars toward easing the suffering of some of the world's poorest people.

What Are the Advantages of a Donor Advised Fund?


We'd be glad to provide you with more information about donor advised funds or answer your questions. Please contact:

Richard Balmadier, Director of Planned Giving
Phone: 1-800-235-2772; at the prompt, dial extension 7251

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