Donor Advised Fund

Creating a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) allows for managing charitable donations on behalf of an organization, family, or individual and provides an easy, inexpensive method of giving. Through your DAF, you can recommend a grant or recurring grants to support our important work on behalf of Illinois’ children and families.

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Why Choose a DAF?

  • Simple and Convenient: Streamline your giving with a user-friendly and affordable approach.
  • Flexible Giving Options: Recommend one-time or recurring grants to maximize your impact.
  • Support Important Causes: Help us continue our essential programs and services for children and families in Illinois.

Take the next step in your charitable journey and make a difference with a Donor-Advised Fund today. Learn more about Donor-Advised Funds.

How to Use the DAF Direct Form

Use the DAF Direct form below to make a quick and easy grant from Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund.

  1. Select the sponsoring organization from the “Donate now from” field.
  2. Enter the amount you would like to recommend in the “Amount” field.
  3. Click “NEXT” to proceed to the sponsoring organization’s website to complete your donor advised fund transaction. Note: You will be directed to an external website to complete your transaction.

If you do not see your DAF provider listed, you can make a grant to Illinois Action for Children through your provider using their online platform. Contact your DAF provider for more details.

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