A donor-advised fund (DAF) is an excellent opportunity to involve you and your family in a long-term charitable giving plan.
You may establish a donor-advised fund with a charitable sponsor simply by signing an agreement and then making a contribution to the fund. Charitable fund sponsors include many community foundations as well as the charitable arms of for-profit financial institutions. A few of these include Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, and Chicago Community Trust.
You and/or another person or persons may serve as the fund advisor and make grant recommendations for charities, such as gifts to WFMT. Gifts though a donor-advised fund:
- Allow you to take a charitable tax deduction in the year you contribute to the fund and make grants to charities on your own time.
- Pool your annual gifts into one large charitable deduction.
- Include professional management of your funds until they are distributed.
If you already have a donor-advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund, you may donate to WFMT directly here:
If you have a donor-advised fund through other financial or charitable institutions please contact your fund administrator to coordinate a gift from your donor-advised fund.
Your fund administrator may need the following information:
Tax ID number: 36-2246703
Legal Name: Window to the World Communications (this includes both WTTW and WFMT)
Address: 5400 North Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
Designation: Please specify if this gift is intended for WTTW, WFMT, or both
If you have any questions about giving through a donor-advised fund, please contact Tara Smithberger at (773) 279-2495 or [email protected].