Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

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Optimize Your Giving to Minnehaha Academy via Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

Elevate and optimize your philanthropic impact by using DAFs as your instrument for giving. Serving as a charitable equivalent of a savings account, DAFs offer unprecedented flexibility, allowing you to specify the amount and frequency of grants directed towards Minnehaha Academy or other eligible charities.


Immediate Impact and Future Planning

  • Make real-time recommendations for grants to see impact right away.
  • Utilize the fund as a strategic tool for future charitable activity.

Legacy Building Options

  • Leave the fund entirely to Minnehaha Academy or allocate a percentage.

  • Enable multigenerational philanthropy by designating successors to your fund.

Note: Please check with your financial advisor for the appropriate beneficiary forms.

A Primer on DAFs

New to DAFs? Check out our quick complimentary guide to DAFs with Minnehaha Academy for a comprehensive understanding of this opportunity.

How a DAF Can Work for You

  • Imagine yourself putting $25,000 into a DAF with a community foundation. 

  • This yields you 1) a federal income tax charitable deduction and 2) allows you ample time to deliberate on beneficiary charities.

  • After a consultation with the foundation’s experts, you designate Minnehaha Academy and a local shelter for unhoused persons in Minneapolis as grant recipients. 

  • “Your Fund” subsequently issues checks to the designated charities. 

  • Finally, you designate Minnehaha Academy as the long-term beneficiary of the fund’s balance, laying the cornerstone for a personal legacy of giving. 

By following a methodical approach, similar to what’s outlined above, you too can maximize the impact of your charitable giving with Minnehaha Academy!

For further details, kindly reach out to Sara Jacobson at 612-728-7764.

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