Donor-Advised Funds

Contribute with a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) allows you to give back to a cause that is close to your heart. It’s an opportunity to put your charitable dollars to work — where the need is great — but on your own terms. You have the flexibility to tailor your philanthropic giving in easy, cost-effective ways.

You can make an unrestricted annual gift or recommend recurring payments. Your contribution to GBC-Education will support our work to end the global education crisis through projects and campaigns alongside Theirworld.

How to Recommend a Gift to GBC-Education

  1. Request a grant distribution through your DAF sponsor.
  2. Be sure to use the GBC-Education’s EIN # 45-4960988

Connect to your DAF

Mailing Instructions

Global Business Coalition for Education
599 Lexington Avenue
℅ Reed Smith, 23rd Floor
New York, 10022

Wire Transfer

For instructions, please contact:
[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Donor-Advised Fund?

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is an investment account that is used for charitable giving. It is composed of donations made by individuals and administered by a third party. The third party is called the sponsoring organization. It offers immediate tax relief and allows you to support your favorite charities immediately or over time.

How does a Donor-Advised Fund work?

A donor makes an irrevocable gift to a donor-advised fund and receives a tax deduction for the year the gift is made. Once the contribution is made, the sponsoring organization has legal control over the funds and the donor can make grant recommendations to the charity of their choice.

Are there rules to who can receive a contribution from a Donor-Advised Fund?

The IRS has specific guidelines around the kinds of organizations that are eligible to receive grants as well as the purposes these grants can serve. For example, grants can only be made to qualified charities and cannot be made to a person, or the donor cannot receive more than an incidental benefit, so it cannot be used for the admission price for an event of the gala.

What is the difference between a Donor-Advised Fund and a direct contribution?

The DAF donor receives tax documentation from the sponsoring organization of the DAF while a direct donor receives tax documentation from the charity.

Can a Donor-Advised Fund be used to donate to a private foundation?

Donor-Advised Funds can be used alongside private foundations.

What are the benefits of a Donor-Advised Fund?

Some DAF benefits include:

  • Simple to establish
  • Flexible funding options
  • Easily accessible
  • Tax advantages
  • Typically requires no minimum distribution
  • Investment options


Is there a tax deduction for a Donor-Advised Fund?

Yes, the DAF donor receives tax documentation from the sponsoring organization of the DAF.