NPT’s Uniquely Flexible Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are the most popular giving vehicle in philanthropy and NPT is the largest national independent provider. We offer donor-advised funds that are tailored to meet the needs of:

How Donor-Advised Funds Work


Our mission is to increase philanthropy in society. We offer donor-advised funds that are uniquely flexible:

Contribute a wide range of assets
Contribute a wide range of assets
Access customized philanthropic services
Access customized philanthropic services
Choose best-in-class investments
Choose best-in-class investments
Grant and create a permanent giving legacy
Grant and create a permanent giving legacy
  • Cash
  • Credit card
  • Publicly traded securities
  • Restricted and controlled stock
  • Bonds
  • Mutual fund shares
  • Privately-held securities
  • Limited partnership interests
  • Real estate
  • Transfers and grants from private foundations

  • Cryptocurrency
  • Proceeds from life insurance or from a full-paid policy
  • Bequests from wills
  • Named beneficiary of charitable remainder or lead trust
  • Named beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), or other retirement account
  • Tangible personal property



  • Advisory services to help you define and maximize your philanthropy
  • Philanthropic vehicles including designated funds and supporting organizations
  • Enhanced services and a dedicated philanthropic concierge for Premier Donors with a DAF of $5M or more
  • Infrastructure and strategic support for donor collaboratives





  • Mutual funds
  • Exchange-traded funds
  • Discretionary investment plans for DAFs over $500,000 with may include alternative and private investments







  • Grants to international charities
  • Multi-year and challenge grants
  • Grant-by-grant recognition selection, with the option of total anonymity
  • Advisors, successors and/or charitable beneficiaries can carry on your philanthropy in perpetuity

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Learn how an NPT Donor-Advised Fund can work for you.

A donor-advised fund allows you to give now and grant when it's needed.
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Discover the differences between a DAF and a private foundation.
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Receive an immediate tax deduction with a charitable contribution to a DAF.
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As a sponsor of DAFs for more than 25 years, NPT can answer many of your questions.
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