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Tami Wenning
Executive Director

Donor Advised Funds

A Personal Approach to Giving

If you want to be highly involved when you make a charitable gift and also want the flexibility of supporting broad range charities, a donor advised fund at the Decatur County Community Foundation could be a solution for you. Donor advised funds are a convenient, versatile tool that many individuals and organizations use to effectively plan and manage charitable gifts.

Flexibility with Donor Advised Funds

When you establish a donor advised fund at DCCF, you can:

  • Support your charities of choice
  • Give to annual campaigns
  • Donate stock, real estate, or partnership interests, as well as cash. Your investment portfolio is unique, therefore your giving options should allow maximum flexibility.
  • Involve your children or grandchildren – and potentially generations to come. A DCCF donor advised fund can become a family affair involving multiple generations of advisors.
  • Safely access fund information and make grant suggestions online to make your contributions efficient and quick.


More about Donor Advised Funds

If you have questions on how to start or manage a DCCF donor advised fund, reach out to us at info@dccfound.org or call us at 8126626364.

Interested in a Private Foundation?

When considering your charitable giving options, you may look to set up a private foundation versus a donor advised fund. Items to consider when making your decision would be anticipated level of involvement, the varying income tax deductions available, start-up costs, and administrative requirements. Feel free to reach out to us to learn more about the pros and cons and see which option is best for you.