Is a Donor Advised Fund the Right Option For You?

A donor advised fund is a separately identified fund or account that is maintained and operated by a non profit organization. You can open one with a written agreement between you and the organization that gives you (or other family members) the right to recommend that distributions (i.e., grants) be made from your fund to Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Though similar to a private foundation in some respects, a donor advised fund is often preferred by donors because of its simplicity. There are no setup fees or excise taxes, nor are there any annual filing and compliance requirements. Plus, donor advised funds receive more favorable tax treatment than private foundations!

Donor Advised Fund may be the right option if:

  • You like the idea of a private foundation but prefer to defer the investment and administrative decisions to someone else and to simplify your tax filings.
  • You want to avoid the ongoing expense and management of a private foundation.
  • You want to support multiple causes without having to retain records for separate organizations.
  • You want to be able to take advantage of greater tax benefits for your philanthropy today.

Complete your Donor Advised Fund gift online
If you are ready to support Lutheran Hour Ministries through a donor advised fund, we may be able to make the process even easier! Click on the DAF Direct widget* below to complete your gift conveniently and securely.

*DAF Direct currently facilitates grant recommendations from donors of Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable® and the Greater Kansas Community Foundation®. More national and community foundation donor-advised fund sponsoring organizations may be added in the future.


We invite your questions about using donor advised funds to support Lutheran Hour Ministries. Just contact Carla Foy at 314-317-4113, toll free: 1-877-333-1963 or click here to e-mail her.