Maximum Convenience

Donor advised funds (DAFs) have become the preferred vehicle for high net worth families to facilitate their charitable giving due to their maximum tax advantages and flexible timetable for charitable disbursements.

The Perfect Alternative to a Private Foundation

Manage your giving without the administrative expenses and burdens of a private foundation. A JCF fund also protects your confidentiality and affords you a degree of privacy not possible with private foundations. The chart below illustrates significant advantages of using a DAF. A DAF can also sit beside existing foundations for giving that may be off-mission or to involve the next generation.

Donor Advised Fund Private Foundations
Cash contributions Deductible up to 50% of adjusted gross income (AGI) Deductible up to 30% of AGI
Appreciated Marketable Securities Deductible at fair market value up to 30% of AGI Deductible at fair market value up to 20% of AGI
Closely held stock and most other appreciated property* Deductible at fair market value up to 30% of AGI Deductible at cost up to 20% of AGI
Required annual distributions Flexible 5% of assets
Excise tax on net investment income None 1% - 2%
Annual tax reporting None for individual fund holder Annual Federal and State returns
Legal and accounting fees Typically none Typically incurred annually
Confidentiality Can grant anonymously The 990PF is available to the public

* May not apply to tangible personal property like art and real estate.

JCF Accepts Many Types of Assets:

  • Cash
  • Appreciated securities
  • Bonds
  • Mutual funds
  • Private foundation assets
  • Insurance policies

JCF also accepts interests in charitable lead and remainder trusts.

We Turn “Problems” Into Giving Opportunities

Donors with illiquid assets such as art or real estate can maximize their tax advantage and provide substantial capital for charitable projects by contributing gifts of non-marketable assets, such as stock in closely-held companies, limited partnership interests, limited liability company interests, art and real estate.

Superior Investment Offerings

JCF offers a robust platform of highly rated investment options vetted by our independent investment advisor. Our pre-approved additional investment options include fixed income, global equity, long/short equity hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity managers. The assets in a JCF fund earn tax-free income that is rebalanced into your charitable portfolio.

Enhanced Investment Opportunities for Private Clients

Private Client Donors (minimum fund balance of $1 million) may suggest investment managers not currently on JCF’s platform. Strict due diligence is conducted by JCF’s outside independent investment consultant and is subject to approval by the JCF Investment Committee.


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