Donor-Advised Funds

Donate to NETRF Using DAF Direct

To make giving from a donor-advised fund (DAF) even easier, NETRF participates in the DAF Direct program. DAF Direct is a free and easy-to-use way to start your gift right now. 

Initiate your request for a grant to NETRF right now. Once your DAF sponsor receives the grant recommendation, your donation will go through the standard review process and be distributed to NETRF as a check or through electronic funds transfer. 

With DAF Direct, you can start your gift to NETRF right here, right now.

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund is a centralized way of managing your charitable giving. By pooling the funds you donate to charities in a DAF, you can maximize tax benefits and simplify the process of supporting nonprofit organizations.

Benefits of a donor-advised fund

  • Simplicity—Your DAF sponsor handles all recordkeeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
  • Flexibility—The timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.
  • Tax efficiency—Contributions are tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support several charities from one block of stock.
  • Family legacy—A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
  • No start-up costs—There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, there are often minimum initial charitable contributions to establish the DA (typically $5,000 or more).*
  • No transaction fees—Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to NETRF or other qualified charities you choose.*
  • Privacy—You donate anonymously. 

Donor-advised funds are sponsored by leading investment firms like Fidelity, Schwab, and BNY Mellon. You can establish a DAF with an irrevocable, tax-deductible contribution. You direct the investment of the allocated assets. Any interest growth is tax-free. 

* Sponsoring organizations may assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. These fees vary among sponsors of  DAF programs.