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Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) Donations

Make a grant recommendation directly to AAAS

Making a charitable contribution through a donor-advised fund is a financially savvy way to maximize your support for science.

If you have an account with any of these charitable sponsors, you can recommend a ​​grant today using our Federal EIN #53-0196568.

Fidelity Charitable

Schwab Charitable

BNY Mellon

If you don’t see your financial institution or charitable sponsor listed here, feel free to reach out to AAAS’s Office of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships at


What is a DAF?

A DAF is like a charitable investment account into which you can place cash, securities or other assets and dedicate them to charitable organizations you care about. For more information on how to establish a DAF, contact your community foundation or financial advisor. 


Why give through a DAF?

DAFs are one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give to charity.

  When you give through a DAF, you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax-deduction.

  When you contribute long-term appreciated assets, or assets you have held for more than a year, you can eliminate capital gains tax.

  You can contribute a variety of non-cash assets that we might not otherwise be able to accept.

  Giving accounts have the potential to grow, possibly providing additional funding when you are ready to make a gift.


Are there other ways for me to give if I don’t have a DAF?

There are many ways that you can support AAAS's efforts to advance science and serve society. Review your options here >>

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