Eligible Grant Recipients
Any active, qualified charitable organization with a 501(c)(3) designation and classified by the IRS as a public charity qualifies for grant support from donor-advised funds. DAF grants can support qualified nonprofits in arts and culture, the environment and animal welfare, food banks and hunger alleviation, educational and religious institutions, social service organizations and more. All grant recommendations to qualifying nonprofits are approved by the DAF sponsor.
Additional guidelines exist regarding grants to private operating foundations and supporting organizations, new or international charities and grants in support of scholarships, events or memberships, and other situations. DAFs sponsored by National Philanthropic Trust cannot make grants to political parties or candidates, or to 501(c)(4) organizations or be used for any personal benefit.