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3 Convenient Ways a Donor Advised Fund May Help Your Charitable Giving


Quick quiz about your charitable giving:


• Do you donate to charity multiple times per year?


• Would you like the flexibility of being able to donate appreciated assets (such as stocks or bonds), earn immediate tax benefits, and recommend grants to causes of your choice when you're ready?


• Do you enjoy engaging in philanthropic discussions with your children, grandchildren, or other loved ones?


If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, a donor advised fund (DAF) from the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. may be a convenient way to enhance your charitable giving.


Taking those questions one by one, a donor advised fund provides many benefits for donors like you who give to charity, enabling you to:


• Have a centralized, online portal that tracks all of your charitable giving in one account so you don't have to worry about writing checks, tracking donations for tax purposes, or remembering which charity you supported and when;


• Donate appreciated assets held for over one year, to earn immediate tax benefits and then recommend grants from your fund to benefit any IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations including synagogues at any future time. Your DAF is professionally invested in the broader market and can potentially grow, allowing you to give more;


• Engage your loved ones in philanthropy by giving you the chance to show them the impact of your giving over time, discuss plans for future gifts, and even pass your fund on for future generations to continue your passion for tzedakah.


If you could benefit from a DAF, the JCF welcomes the opportunity to work with you and answer any questions you may have.


We manage DAFs of all shapes and sizes, and can help take your philanthropy to the next level. With a low minimum recommended balance of $2,500, a modest $100 minimum grant amount, the availability to consult with you to help match you with great causes, and more.


To learn more or get started, contact the JCF today at 856-673-2528 or infojcf@jfedsnj.org.

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