The World Vision Donor Advised Fund

Make a World of Difference

Simplify your charitable giving to World Vision and manage your contributions to projects and initiatives that bring fullness of life to children worldwide with the new World Vision donor advised fund (DAF).

A donor advised fund is like a charitable savings account. You give to a single fund and qualify for a tax deduction, without immediately having to choose the charities you want to support. You then recommend grants to support World Vision or other charitable organizations without having to retain records of separate contributions.

Features of the World Vision DAF

  • Opening minimum contribution: $10,000
  • Additional contributions minimum: $500
  • Contribution methods: Check, credit/debit card*, online check, or securities
  • Minimum grant: $250
  • Non-activity reminders: If you haven’t made a distribution in 24 months, World Vision will contact you to ask for grant activity
  • World Vision support: 10% of total distributions must be granted to World Vision
  • 24-hour a day access to your view and manage your account through a convenient online platform
  • Flexibility to select from 6 different investment options

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*A 2.5% processing fee applies to gifts made by credit/debit card.

Why a DAF?

There are a number of benefits of opening a donor advised fund, including:

  • You qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you make a gift to the fund.
  • You eliminate capital gains taxes when you use long-term appreciated assets.
  • You don’t have to retain records for each contribution.
  • Families can build a tradition of giving by involving children in the decisions about what grants to recommend.

You can also create a lasting legacy by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue to recommend grants to charitable organizations, or name World Vision to receive all or part of the account balance after your lifetime.

Open a World Vision Donor Advised Fund

Getting started with a new World Vision DAF is quick and easy. All you need to set up your account are:

  • Your U.S. mailing address
  • Your date of birth
  • Contact information for each person listed on the account

FREE Guide to the World Vision Donor Advised Fund

See more details about how the World Vision DAF makes supporting children easier than before. Plus, with our guide you’ll have all the information you need to create your account, establish your fund, and recommend grants.

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If you would like to learn more about using your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to support World Vision, our partner FreeWill* has a simple and convenient online tool for you.

*Through a paid partnership with FreeWill, World Vision is providing this complimentary service. FreeWill does not represent you or your interests. We always encourage you to seek legal advice.

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