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Donor Advised Fund

Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation

Are you looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support Project HOPE and other causes you love? A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, may be the right choice for you.

Learn more about how you can give to our own donor advised fund, the Project HOPE Impact Fund.

Here's how it works. You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You can then recommend—but not direct—how much and how often money is granted to Project HOPE or other charities—sometimes as easily as using a Web portal. And you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.

You qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account, and the power to make recommendations on which charities to support whenever you want. You centralize your giving and record-keeping in one location. And maybe best of all, you can start a legacy of giving by letting your children help decide which grants to recommend.

Gifts That Pay

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.

Support What Matters

Learn more about donor advised funds. View and download the FREE guide One-Stop Giving: The Convenience and Simplicity of Donor Advised Funds.

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An Example of How It Works

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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 Project HOPE (which they’ve supported for years) and the local animal rescue shelter. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their daughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.

Next Steps

  1. Evaluate a sponsoring organization to make sure it supports your interests, values and the type of asset you are considering as a funding source.
  2. Get to know the organization's policies and procedures-from minimum contributions to administrative fees. Each organization handles these details differently.
  3. Contact The Office of Planned Giving at (800) 544-4673, Ext. 472 or giftplanning@projecthope.org to discuss using donor advised funds to support Project HOPE and our mission.
  4. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  5. If you include Project HOPE in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.
Address: 255 Carter Hall Lane, P.O. Box 250, Millwood, VA 22646
Federal Tax ID Number: 53-0242962