Donor Advised Funds: The Benefits of Giving with Us

December 10, 2014


Setting up a Donor Advised Fund at Brooklyn Community Foundation—rather than at a commercial gift fund (such as Fidelity or Vanguard)—serves both our donors and the place they call home.

As a community foundation, we partner with donors, nonprofits, and community leaders to help Brooklyn thrive now and into the future. We are a nimble and highly personal team, dedicated to our communities.


When you create a DAF with us, we handle all administration; you only have to tell us the charities you want to support. You can name your fund as you would a private foundation, and you have the option to keep all your grants to charities anonymous.

Options to Fit Your Life

Whether you’re a steadfast supporter of a few organizations, or you want to discover new nonprofits, our grantmaking history and strong nonprofit relationships make us the go-to partner in Brooklyn.

We offer multiple fund options:

  • Classic Donor Advised Funds
  • Endowed Funds
  • Tribute & Memorial Funds
  • Giving Circles

Funds can also be passed on to future generations to create a family legacy in Brooklyn. Our expert committee of financial advisors manages the investment of your fund to steward its growth over time.

Establishing a fund is easy and can be set up over the phone or by email. Contact our Donors Services team to learn more:

Sarah Shannon, Director of Philanthropy & Donor Services
T: 718.480.7504

Julia Metro, Manager of Donor Services
T: 718.480.7507