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Donor Advised Fund

The Donor Advised Fund Program at the Jewish Federation has been helping donors simplify their giving since 1971. Our Donor Advised Fund Program offers you an easy way to better manage and organize your philanthropy.

A Donor Advised Fund is a charitable giving account that allows you to recommend grants to qualified charitable organizations of your choice, take advantage of the highest charitable tax deduction available, and make your charitable giving simple, effective and satisfying.

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Establishing a Donor Advised Fund

Opening a Donor Advised Fund at the Jewish Federation of Chicago is easy. Just follow the below directions.

  1. Download a copy of the Donor Advised Fund agreement and a copy of our Policies and Procedures. You can also have this information sent to you by emailing or calling us. Return the completed agreement form to the Jewish Federation by sending it to legacy@juf.org or by mailing it to:

    The Center for Jewish Philanthropy
    Jewish Federation of Chicago
    Ben Gurion Way
    30 S. Wells Street
    Chicago, IL 60606
  1. Start your fund with a $1,000 minimum contribution to the Jewish Federation of cash, appreciated stock or other assets. Once we receive your agreement and gift, you will receive confirmation from the Jewish Federation and further information about how to begin using your Donor Advised Fund.

For more information about setting up a Donor Advised Fund at the Jewish Federation, please contact us at (312) 357-4853 or legacy@juf.org.

Donor Benefits

  • Immediate tax deduction regardless of when distributions are made
  • Simplified record keeping and paperwork for easy tax preparation.
  • Your fund assets grow tax free.

For more information call us at (312) 357-4853 or email us at legacy@juf.org.


The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago does not provide legal advice. Donors are encouraged to consult their independent tax and legal counsel.

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