October 25, 2023

Dates to Remember for Giving Season 2023

Author National Philanthropic Trust

As 2023 comes to a close, we enter Giving Season—a time to reflect on the events of the past year and what the future may bring. This is a time of year in which we seek answers to questions like, “What did your philanthropic journey look like in 2023?” and “How might that journey develop in 2024?”

NPT can help you streamline your year-end generosity by taking care of the administration and due diligence of grantmaking. This allows you to devote your time and energy to what matters most to you—deciding where and how to give through your donor-advised fund (DAF). As the end of the calendar year can be a busy time for many, NPT has provided a compilation of important dates to keep in mind as Giving Season gets underway.

Grant Recommendation Deadlines

Grant GuidanceKey Dates
In order for NPT to review, approve and send grant payments in 2023, we ask that you: Enter grant recommendation by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, December 18. Approved grants will be mailed on or before Friday, December 29.
If you hope to have your grant recommendation approved in 2022 with grant payments send out in early 2024, we ask that you:Enter grant recommendation by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, December 22. Approved grants will be mailed on or before January 4, 2024.

DAF Contribution Deadlines

The end of the year is also an excellent time to replenish your charitable capital by contributing to your donor-advised fund. Deadlines for different asset types can be found here, as well as in NPT’s GivingPoint.

Refer to these important dates to ensure that your contributions—of any type—are received by December 31. Following these guidelines will help to ensure that NPT receives your contributions by December 31 for treatment as a 2023 gift.

Most assets require the submission of a Contribution Agreement, which may be completed online via the donor portal.

We’re Here to Help During Giving Season

NPT is here to help you navigate year-end giving. To reach us with any questions about Giving Season, email us at npt@nptrust.org or call us at (888) 878-7900.