Your partner in giving.

National Philanthropic Trust helps donors achieve their philanthropic goals—in their communities and around the globe.

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A Leader in Donor-Advised Funds

National Philanthropic Trust helps donors achieve their philanthropic goals. NPT is a leader in donor-advised funds (DAFs) and one of the largest grantmaking institutions in the United States. We are a public charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, foundations and financial institutions, enabling them to realize their philanthropic aspirations.

Our mission is to increase philanthropy in society.


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Grants recommended by NPT donors


Granted to organizations around the world

Give smarter with our customizable donor-advised funds.

Donor-advised funds are one of the most popular giving vehicles in philanthropy and NPT is the largest independent national provider of DAFs. We work with donors, advisors, financial institutions and foundations. We’ll help you deal with the administrative side of giving so you can spend more time achieving your philanthropic goals.


With an NPT DAF, you can:

Contribute a variety of assets

Make international and specialized grants

Choose from a wide range of investment options

Establish a lasting giving legacy

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Grants in Action

NPT works with some of the world's most generous and inspired philanthropists.

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Hospital Equipment

A $15,000 grant purchases special equipment to enable a children's hospital to diagnose and treat patients with endocrinological diseases.

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Transportation & Opportunity

A $5,000 grant distributes bicycles in rural African communities to make it easier for recipients to reach school, clean water sources and economic opportunities.

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Historic Preservation

A $200,000 grant preserves and supports an 8th-century temple and UNESCO World Heritage site.

More than

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recommended by NPT donors, and counting

Our Grants in Action series highlights the breadth of causes that NPT’s donors support with grant recommendations from their DAF accounts. Join these generous donors by recommending a grant from your DAF today using GivingPoint.

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Defining Your Philanthropic Legacy

CREATING A PHILANTHOPIC LEGACY provides clarity about how you want your giving goals to live on beyond you—and can be one of the greatest gifts you can offer to those you love. Learn how to take proactive steps to communicate your intentions in a legacy plan.

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Recent Publications

As one of the nation’s leading independent grantmaking institutions, NPT is recognized throughout the United States as an authoritative voice on philanthropic trends. Delve more into our research on what’s affecting philanthropy today.

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A better way to manage your giving

Better, faster and mobile. NPT GivingPoint is a modern donor portal that provides an enhanced giving experience for donors and trusted advisors.

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Recent Blog Posts

Learn what’s trending in philanthropy—and why it could matter for your giving goals. NPT’s blog helps illustrate what’s possible for giving with a DAF.

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