Give Via Your Donor Advised Fund

What is a DAF?

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a specialized financial account used for charitable giving. It allows individuals to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then make grants to 501(c)(3) organizations over time.

The money in a DAF can also grow tax free and be donated at any time in the future - there are no time limits or distribution requirements for DAFs today.

What are the benefits of a DAF?

  • No capital gains tax when you contribute long-term appreciated assets such as stock or crypto.
  • Tax free growth - no taxes on the investment growth of your fund.
  • A single tax receipt.  No more searching for donation receipts.
  • Bunch your contributions to maximize your tax benefit to qualify for itemized deductions.

Anyone can set up a DAF - either through companies that provide banking services (Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab, etc.), newer startups dedicated to DAFs (Daffy, Charityvest, Groundswell, etc.) or often through local community foundations.

AHS has partnered with Chariot, a secure service that makes requesting a grant to AHS from your DAF a matter of just three clicks, right from our website.


How does Chariot work?


Your information is handled securely and encrypted end-to-end.



Your credentials will never be made available to Chariot.