Donor Advised Funds

Support the Important Causes in Your Life

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to World Food Program USA and other charities.

You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You can then recommend-but not direct-how much and how often money is granted. In addition, you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.

In return, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account. This also allows for a centralized giving and record-keeping system in one location.

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An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling Joe and Laura want to give back to their hometown by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation.

The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support.

After researching community needs with the foundation’s staff, Joe and Laura recommend grants for WFP USA (which they've supported for years) and the Animal Rescue League. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their granddaughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.

Next Steps

  1. Evaluate a sponsoring organization to make sure it supports your interests, values and the type of asset you are considering as a funding source.
  2. Get to know the organization's policies and procedures-from minimum contributions to administrative fees. Each organization handles these details differently.
  3. Contact the Office of Planned Giving at 202-627-3939 or giving@wfpusa.org to discuss using donor advised funds to support WFP USA and our mission.
  4. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  5. If you include WFP USA in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Friends of the World Food Program, Inc.
Address: 1725 I Street NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20006
Federal Tax ID Number: 13-3843435