Donor Advised Funds

These funds help organizations, families and individuals manage their charitable giving and should be considered by all those who have enjoyed appreciation in the value of their digital assets.

Many who have generated large profits from their investments in digital assets want to make charitable contributions – but they haven’t decided which charities to support. DAFs help you solve this dilemma.

By donating to a DAF, you receive an immediate tax deduction for the amount you contribute. And if your donation consists of appreciated assets, you avoid capital gains taxes – giving you a double tax benefit!

DAFs offer you one additional important feature: you don’t have to immediately identify the charities to receive your gift. In fact, you can defer this decision for years. In the meantime, your donation will be invested in the stock and bond markets via mutual funds managed by the DAF organization.

DAFs should be considered by everyone who has enjoyed appreciation in their digital assets.

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Endoament is a tax-exempt Community Foundation and public charity offering Donor Advised Funds built atop the Ethereum blockchain, facilitating donations to almost any U.S. nonprofit organization. Endaoment charges a 0.5% inbound fee for deposits to a DAF and a 1.0% outbound fee on amounts distributed. Opening a DAF requires covering the costs of creating the DAF’s contract address on the Ethereum blockchain (~$15).


Fidelity Charitable’s DAF, the Giving Account, is an easy and efficient way for donors to realize tax benefits while supporting their favorite charities. Certain cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, is eligible for contribution to Fidelity Charitable. There is no minimum initial contribution requirement. Fidelity Charitable has one of the lowest annual fees of any DAF sponsor.


Serving a wide range of philanthropic investors, Schwab Charitable has accounts that range in size from $5,000 to more than $500 million. Schwab Charitable’s mission is to make charitable giving more tax-smart, simple and efficient for clients and their investment advisors. Schwab Charitable accepts certain cryptocurrency on a case-by-case basis.


National Philanthropic Trust is the largest national independent provider of DAFs. NPT accepts certain digital assets subject to contribution minimums.

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