Open a donor-advised fund

Get better benefits than from a private foundation – without the personal nightmare of compliance.

  • Gain tax benefits
  • Support the causes you believe in
  • Save time and money

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What’s a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity – such as the Community Foundation of the Verdugos – and is created to manage charitable donations on behalf of organizations, families, or individuals.
A donor-advised fund gives you all the same tax benefit of a private foundation – without all the expense and inconvenience of personally managing legal compliance issues.
For more than 60 years, the Community Foundation of the Verdugos has administered many donor-advised funds. We can help you, too.

Benefits of a Donor-Advised Fund vs. a Private Foundation

Since 1956, the Community Foundation of the Verdugos (CFV) has managed Donor-Advised Funds for people like you throughout Southern California.

  • Greater tax benefit than private foundations
  • Save on legal fees – CFV handles it
  • Save on time – no compliance hassle
  • More privacy: we protect your philanthropic information
  • You fund programs you care about

Why choose a donor-advised fund over a private foundation?

“Sometimes people mistakenly believe a private foundation is the only way to perpetuate the family name in connection with their charitable activities, not realizing they can also include their name on a Donor Advised Fund at CFV. When I explain the cost of setting up a private foundation, the ongoing administration, restrictions on what they can and can’t do because of the so-called self-dealing rules, CFV is not a hard sell.” Paul Livadory, Estate Attorney



Save time, money and hassle – while focusing on funding the programs you care about!

To learn more about opening a donor-advised fund contact us today.


Or call us: (818) 241-8040