Donor Advised Funds

Simplify and Amplify Your Giving.

Opening a Donor Advised Fund is like having your own charitable foundation without all the administrative burden. Contributions into the fund are immediately tax deductible, funds are invested so they grow tax-free, and you can recommend grants to charitable organizations over time. We’ll facilitate your grantmaking and, if desired, match you with giving opportunities that align with your goals.

If you are interested in opening a Donor Advised Fund, contact Micaela Weil, Donor Services Manager, at: or 801-559-3005 x4.

When Should I Open a Donor Advised Fund?

You can open one at any time, but certain times can provide additional tax benefits. These include:

Why Open a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah?

  • Donate Flexibly: Donate a diversity of asset types and give over time. 
  • Be Tax-Efficient: Maximize your giving potential and tax benefits.
  • Leverage Expertise: We manage the fund, so you enjoy the benefits of giving without the hassle of management.
  • Support Local: By starting a charitable fund with us, you also help to support our community initiatives bettering our state.
  • Create a Legacy: Create a fund that can give perpetually to organizations aligned with your values and goals.

Learn More

Read about Donor Advised Funds and how they work here, or take a look at our Donor Advised Fund Agreement and Donor Advised Fund Policies & Procedures