Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are an increasingly common method of global philanthropic giving, with more than $80bn in assets under management in the US.
In the UK money contributed to DAFs, grants made from DAFs and charitable assets managed in DAFs have all grown year on year. In 2015/2016 the total UK charitable assets under management in DAFs reached £1bn. Donors and their professional advisers are increasingly aware of the advantages of using a DAF to channel philanthropic giving.
This guide aims to empower DAFs, professional advisers and philanthropists with clear information, step-by-step guidelines and case studies. It will help them make informed decisions when using DAF assets for social impact investment that enables greater impact.