Private Foundations and
Donor-Advised Funds

What you need to know before making a recommendation

Although both private foundations and donor-advised funds offer advantages over checkbook giving, there are key differences between the two charitable vehicles that merit careful consideration.

Written to share with your clients, our guide, Private Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds, provides a side-by-side comparison of some important differences between these two popular options.

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