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Three Reasons Why Using Your Donor Advised Fund Now Makes Good Philanthropic Sense

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by Luba Mullen

These are challenging times for Americans, for our country, for our economy. The impact of coronavirus will probably not be fully understood for some time. Some philanthropists might feel uneasy about continuing to support their favorite charitable causes. Feeling anxious is understandable.

Like many nonprofits, the National Forest Foundation stays committed to its mission, making a tangible impact on the health of America’s National Forests and supporting local communities around the country. In this climate, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) might be the best giving vehicle of all. Here are three reasons why:

  1. Continuity. In the period of tremendous disruption, DAFs can provide so much needed continuity to your philanthropic giving, to your favorite charities, and to the communities that benefit from the good work of these nonprofit organizations. You may not be feeling like writing a check or making an online donation, but your DAF is ready to be deployed.
  2. Availability. Having a DAF means that you are committed to philanthropy. You already set aside some funds to support charitable causes that are dear to your heart.
  3. Ease of Use. As some might continue practicing social distancing and companies might continue struggling with an unusually high volume of phone calls, you can easily recommend your grant online 24/7.

If you have a DAF, please consider recommending a grant to the National Forest Foundation today.

Our mission remains vital for our nation’s health, and the NFF team is committed to carrying out its work even in unusual circumstances. It may be helpful for you to know also that the NFF has received the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator (four stars) and a “Platinum” rating on Guidestar. Your investment with the NFF will be well used.

Learn more about making a DAF contribution to the NFF at nationalforests.org/daf.

The NFF does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. You are encouraged to consult your own professional advisers on tax matters.


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