Donor Advised Funds
Are you looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support St. Joseph's Indian School and other causes you love? A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, may be the right choice for you.
Here's how it works. You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You can then recommend — but not direct — how much and how often money is granted to St. Joseph's Indian School or other charities — sometimes as easily as using a web portal. And you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.
You qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account, and the power to make recommendations on which charities to support whenever you want. You centralize your giving and recordkeeping in one location. And maybe best of all, you can start a legacy of giving by letting your children help decide which grants to recommend.
Support What Matters
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An Example of How it Works
Joe and Laura want to give back to their hometown of Chamberlain, South Dakota by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation. The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support. After researching community needs with the foundation's staff, Joe and Laura recommend grants for St. Joseph's Indian School (which they've supported for years) and the local food bank. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their granddaughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.
Delay Your Payments
If you are younger than 60 or don't need your payments immediately, you can set up a deferred gift annuity. This allows you to delay receiving payments until a later date — such as when you reach retirement. To learn more, view and download the FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
- Evaluate a sponsoring organization to make sure it supports your interests, values and the type of asset you are considering as a funding source.
- Get to know the organization's policies and procedures — from minimum contributions to administrative fees. Each organization handles these details differently.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- Contact Denise Hyland at 1-800-584-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss using donor advised funds to support St. Joseph's Indian School and our mission.
- If you include St. Joseph's Indian School in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID.
Legal name: St. Joseph's Indian School
Address: P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325-0100
Federal Tax ID: 46-0235912