Your Values in Action
Join Our Community
Reimagining Giving Together
Our community shares ideas and funds to magnify its impact beyond the sum of its parts. Here’s how our donors are making history by joining us to reimagine giving:
Raising the Bar
10% Impact Pledge
We are raising the bar by encouraging donors to maximize their annual giving. Typical donor advised fund providers do not have annual payout requirements for their funds, resulting in a growth in assets, but less grantmaking impact. We encourage all of our donors to make annual grants of 10% of the fund size, doubling the level of “payout” required by private foundations.
Wired for Change
Moving Resources to the Frontlines
We wired our systems to move resources nimbly and efficiently to the frontlines of social change including:
- 5 day grants processing: We process most grants within 5 business days.
- ACH payments: We offer the option of electronic grant payments.
Moving at the Speed of Trust*
Philanthropy is most impactful with greater transparency, less burdensome application processes, and grants that allow organizations to apply resources where they see the most vital need. Our commitment to trust-based philanthropy includes:
- JustFund: With our proposal management partner JustFund, more than 1,000 organizations use a straightforward application that is utilized by hundreds of funders.
- Default to General Support: Our on-line grants management portal defaults to General Support.
* Adrienne Maree Brown, activist & author
Hate is Not Charitable
We have taken a stand against the twisted use of charitable funds to support organizations that foment hatred. Between 2014 and 2017 DAFs contributed nearly $11 million to 34 organizations that the Southern Poverty Law Center considers to be hate groups. As leaders of the Hate Is Not Charitable movement, we have committed to reject donor recommendations to organizations engaged in hateful activities, and along with our supporters, demand policies to ensure charitable resources promote the public good.
Strengthening Connections with Grantees
Our partnership with JustFund easily connects you with critical projects nationwide. Get direct access to non-profits and their proposals, as well as to a community where funding colleagues share valuable insights that can help you make decisions.