Donor Advised Fund

A Donor Advised Fund is an account that you set up which is managed by a public charity such as IPO.  IPO can facilitate the establishment of your account through our relationship with Morgan Stanley.  Here’s how it works:

  • You make a gift to the account. Your gift qualifies as a tax-deductible charitable gift on your Federal Income Tax.  Your account value grows tax-free.
  • You and/or your designees can recommend—but not direct—how much and how often you want to distribute funds from that account to IPO and to other charities.

A Donor Advised Fund is like a charitable savings account.  You centralize your giving in one location.  You avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.  Recent changes to the federal tax law often create an advantage to taxpayers who take a large charitable deduction in a single year.  And best of all, you decide over time where to recommend grants to charities you want to support.

If you would like to set up a Donor Advised Fund with funds distributed to IPO, or if you would simply like more information, please call the IPO Office 708-481-7774 to schedule an appointment.