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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 >>