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Start a donor-advised fund today

Contribute to a donor-advised fund (or DAF) on your schedule and suggest grants online. The Trust created the first donor-advised fund in 1931, and we’ve successfully managed donor-advised funds ever since. You’ll have access to our unrivaled local issue area expertise, donor events, and more.     

After submitting the form, each fund founder will be prompted to sign the fund agreement letter via an email from DocuSign.


All founders must sign the DocuSign for the fund agreement letter to be accepted by us. Upon completion, we will send you instructions for your initial contribution ($5,000 minimum), investment options, and log-in information to our easy-to-use online donor portal so you can begin making grant suggestions.


Please read our Donor-Advised Fund Policies and Guidelines carefully before proceeding.


If you have any questions, or would like assistance, please feel free to contact John Oddy at [email protected] or (212) 686-2564.