Should I set up a DAF?
A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a philanthropic fund established by making donations to a community foundation. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

Why create a donor-advised fund (DAF) at Chaffee County Community Foundation?

Simplicity: No need to keep track of multiple receipts. CCCF keeps track of your contributions to your DAF, along with grant distributions to your favorite nonprofits from your fund.

Ease: Easy to set up. No startup costs, simple paperwork, no legal complexity. CCCF handles all administrative matters and IRS fund reporting. Creating a DAF is a highly effective alternative to setting up a private family foundation.

Tax Advantages: Maximum immediate tax advantages. Up to 50% of your AGI; with up to 30% on gifts of appreciated securities or real property.

Expert assistance: The staff and board members at CCCF will provide expert guidance and professional assistance in the management of your fund. Coming soon: CCCF will have 24/7 online access to look up your fund balance, giving history, and grant distributions.
Phone: (719) 204-5071
P.O. Box 492
Buena Vista, CO 81211