Donor advised fund

Kiwanians have the capability to make their own grants for specific purposes that are meaningful to them. A donor advised fund is a permanent, endowed fund that is available through the Kiwanis Children's Fund to individual Kiwanians, as well as their families, and Kiwanis organizations.

With a donor advised fund, you make an irrevocable, tax-deductible gift to the Children's Fund, and then recommend grant distributions to qualified charitable organizations.

A donor advised fund is easy to establish. Without the staffing and legal fees, it's also less expensive to set up than a private foundation. And because the fund is housed in the Kiwanis Children's Fund, you get the maximum tax deduction available — without the excise taxes and other restrictions imposed on private foundations.

For more information about donor advised funds, contact the Children's Fund at childrensfund@kiwanis.org, 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 254 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-317-217-6254 (worldwide).