Donor Insights on Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund is a powerful tool for emerging philanthropists to leverage tax benefits today and build a foundation for future grantmaking. Many community trusts offer DAFs, but I chose to establish mine with The Foundation because a portion of its fees are reinvested back into the community. These grants are thoroughly researched and communicate Jewish Angelenos’commitment to anyone and everyone in need.

-Matthew Louchheim, President of Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. and Foundation Trustee

Having tzedakah already set aside in our Donor Advised Fund was a blessing when the pandemic hit. We had a source of funds readily available to help others in pain. It was so empowering.

-Daniella Naim Kahen, Foundation Trustee

The Foundation is an ideal place to establish a charitable fund because it offers a turnkey solution. All of the due diligence is done for you, plus The Foundation provides wonderful support to help you target those organizations that best fulfill your giving goals.

-Bill Feiler, Foundation Trustee

A Donor Advised Fund gives us the vast expertise of the Jewish Community Foundation at our fingertips.

-Leah Bishop, Attorney at Loeb & Loeb LLP and Foundation Advisory Board Member

How a Donor Advised Fund Works

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These donor insights were featured in The Foundation's Fall 2021 Legacy Magazine.