Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a simple way to manage your charitable giving and help save lives by recommending gifts to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) for use in its programs and services.

The ASPCA does not directly manage Donor Advised Funds; however, there are financial institutions and community trusts that can assist you. The ASPCA doesn’t give individual tax advice, so please always consult your professional tax advisor on how a Donor Advised Fund might impact you specifically. Generally speaking, contributions and/or grants from a donor’s DAF can be made to one or more charitable organizations, and a donor may receive benefits including:

  • An immediate federal tax deduction generally available in the year that contributions to the DAF are made in accordance with applicable law
  • The flexibility of having one source to coordinate charitable giving, without many of the costs and administrative obligations of a private foundation
  • The potential for certain tax benefits that may be unavailable to a private foundation
  • Generally limited start-up costs and/or administrative expenses

One easy was to recommend a gift to the ASPCA is by using the DAF Direct* form below. Simply state the name of your fund, list the ASPCA as the designated charity and state the amount you’d like to give. Then click “Next” to complete your recommendation.

If you do choose to make a gift to the ASPCA through a DAF, please let us know so that we can thank you for your commitment to animals.

You can also choose to have any remaining DAF funds distributed to the ASPCA after your lifetime by naming the ASPCA as a beneficiary of all or a portion of remaining funds. If you choose to do so, please use the following legal name and tax identification to identify the ASPCA:
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Tax ID: 13-1623829

*DAF Direct is not owned, controlled by or otherwise affiliated with the ASPCA. Please exercise due diligence and caution with regards to disclosure of your private information to DAF Direct or other third parties.