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Your Fund: Why It Makes Sense Right Now

This year, the act of giving seems more meaningful than ever before.

Which is why we encourage you to take a moment to think about the ways you can give.

Brooklyn Community Foundation has developed a Donor Advised Fund program that is an essential resource for Brooklynites who want to make the greatest impact with their charitable giving, while maximizing the amount they can give. And it can all be set up in less than a day.
 

Why open a Donor Advised Fund with Brooklyn Community Foundation? 
 

Valuable Tax Benefits

You get an immediate tax deduction when you create a fund with a single gift of cash, stock, or others assets. In this unpredictable political environment, it’s smart to take as many tax deductions as possible in 2016. Read this Crain’s article to learn more.

Donor Advised Funds are also the go-to choice if you have appreciated securities—helping you avoid costly capital gains taxes next April 15th.
 

Commitment to Your Community

With Brooklyn Community Foundation, you gain access to our deep knowledge of the borough’s nonprofits informed by 20 years of grantmaking.

Plus, if you open a Fund by December 31, we will waive all fees for 2017!
 

Flexibility and Time to Give

In most cases, funds can be opened within a day, and there's no rush to decide how to use it. You have the flexibility to support the charities you love at a pace that makes sense for you.
 

Request Our Donor Advised Fund Brochure 

Email our Donor Services team to learn more about all the unique benefits we offer to help you give to Brooklyn and beyond.

 

Other Resources to Help You Give Locally This Holiday Season:

  • Brooklyn Nonprofit Directory: Explore our searchable listing of local nonprofits by neighborhood and focus area.
     
  • Community Fund: Fuel our nationally recognized $3 million annual strategic grantmaking program focused on opportunities for youth, immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, and much more.
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Donor Advised Funds

Sarah Shannon

Chief Operating Officer
With Brooklyn Community Foundation, you gain access to our deep knowledge of the borough’s nonprofits informed by 20 years of grantmaking. Plus, if you open a Fund by December 31, we will waive all fees for 2017!