Donor-Advised Fund

Donate through your donor-advised fund

You can support the critical work of HIAS around the world by recommending a grant through your donor-advised fund. DAF Direct is a quick and simple way to support our urgent and expanding mission.

Please fill out the simple DAF Direct form on this page and log into your account to make your grant recommendation.

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families, and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. Most sponsoring organizations of DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets, and are experts in ensuring that your gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

How does it work?

  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
  • Recommend grants to HIAS with the DAF Direct form in whatever amount makes sense for you, knowing that the experts who disburse those funds will ensure that you and HIAS get the most benefit from your gift.

Your advisor can also mail the grant, with your name and contact information, to:

PO Box 97077
Washington, DC 20090-7077

From all of us at HIAS, thank you for your generosity!

HIAS is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) refugee protection organization headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.

HIAS’ Federal tax ID: 13-5633307.

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