Simplify Your Giving

A donor advised fund is a convenient and tax-efficient method for managing charitable giving, offering the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Guiding Eyes for the Blind and other qualified charities.

DAFs empower you to approach your charitable giving thoughtfully by involving other family members or colleagues in the process. Most DAFs accept donations of long-term appreciated securities and other assets, and you can advise how the funds are invested.

Create a lasting legacy by naming Guiding Eyes for the Blind as the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can build a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

You can also create a lasting legacy by naming Guiding Eyes for the Blind the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

DAF Basics

  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax deductible donation to Guiding Eyes and other charities that sponsor a DAF program.
  • Advise on how you would like your donated assets invested—any investment growth is tax free!
  • Recommend grants to your favorite charities with the option of being recognized or remaining anonymous.

Learn more with this FREE guide Centralize Your Giving With Donor Advised Funds.

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An Example of How It Works

Happy couple calculating donations Joe and Laura want to give back to their hometown by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation.

The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get the time they need to decide which charities to support.

After researching community needs with the foundation’s staff, Joe and Laura recommend grants for Guiding Eyes (which they’ve supported for years) and a local animal shelter. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Patricia Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of Laura’s mother. They name Guiding Eyes as the beneficiary to receive the account balance after their lifetimes. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.

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Next Steps

  1. If you already have a fund, use our tool Take Action! Visit Your Fund to connect. No fund yet? Get our free guide.
  2. Contact Gail Resnikoff at 914-243-2237 / gresnikoff@guidingeyes.org or Heather McGorman at 914-243-2250 / hmcgorman@guidingeyes.org to discuss using your donor advised funds to support Guiding Eyes and our mission.
  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  4. If you include Guiding Eyes in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc.
Address: 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
Federal tax ID number: 13-1854606

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Ensure you’ve made the most of your donor advised fund—for your family and for Guiding Eyes. Download the FREE guide Maximize the Impact of Donor Advised Funds.

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