Donor Advised Fund

Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

DAF Basics

Still learning about DAFs? Discover the ease of opening a donor advised fund—plus the advantages you’ll enjoy—with your FREE guide. DAFs are growing in popularity every year and they are not just for the wealthy. They can be created for a minimum of $2,000-$5,000 with some administrators, and DAF gifts can be made for as little as $50.

Get More From Your DAF

Ensure you’ve made the most of your donor advised fund—for your family and for the ARL. Download the FREE guide Maximize the Impact of Donor Advised Funds.

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Next Steps

  1. If you already have a fund, use our tool Take Action! Visit Your Fund to connect. No fund yet? Get our free guide.

  2. Contact Lora Rogers at (515) 473-9119 or legacy@arl-iowa.org to discuss using your donor advised funds to support the ARL and our mission.

  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.

  4. If you include the ARL in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.
Address: 5452 NE 22nd St., Des Moines, IA 50313
Federal tax ID number: 42-0680427

An Example of How It Works

Happy family Joe and Laura want to give back to their hometown by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation.

The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support.

After researching community needs with the foundation’s staff, Joe and Laura recommend grants for the ARL (which they've supported for years) and the Animal Rescue League. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their daughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.

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