Donor-advised funds

Establish a donor-advised fund at a commercial institution or a nonprofit.

In addition to establishing a donor-advised fund at a community foundation, donors can also establish donor-advised funds at charitable funds hosted by commercial institutions.

A number of Jewish Federations, United Ways and universities also host these funds. In them, you may advise on the recipient of your philanthropic dollars, while the host institution takes care of the financial paperwork, including cutting the check and sending it to the charity or charities of your choice.

Directory of Community Foundations Serving Connecticut
A listing with main contacts and towns served.

Directory of Grantmaking Public Charities Serving Connecticut
A list of grantmaking public charities located in Connecticut, including United Ways, Community Health Charities and Jewish Federations.