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Vanguard Charitable Endowment seeks to make charitable giving easy, convenient, and smart. It believes that the easiest, smartest, and most convenient way to fulfill philanthropic goals is through a donor-advised fund, a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant assets to charity.

Its mission is to increase philanthropy and maximize its impact over time.


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Wellspring Philanthropic: The Heart of “Dark Money”
Foundation: Tides Foundation, Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, Vanguard Charitable Endowment

Wellspring Philanthropic: An Ocean of “Dark Money” on the Left (full series). From the ... by those on the Left—as the “black boxes of...more

America's Biggest Christian Charity Funnels Tens of Millions to Hate Groups
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Vanguard Charitable Endowment, Schwab Charitable

According to a 2017 Inside Philanthropy article, NCF “is probably the single biggest source of money fueling the pro-life and anti-LGBT...more

Tides' Legal Laundering: Who is Drummond Pike?
Foundation: California Endowment, Vanguard Charitable Endowment

According to this data, the group's biggest grants have historically come from the California Endowment ($51 million since 2001), the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program ($39 million since 2007),...more

Nonprofits Must Adapt to Continued Growth in Donor-Advised Funds
Foundation: Vanguard Charitable Endowment, Schwab Charitable

Leading this new wave have been several major financial management firms that recognized a business opportunity in allowing their investors to make planned donations while retaining management of...more

Nonprofits Must Adapt to Continued Growth in Donor-Advised Funds
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust, Vanguard Charitable Endowment, Schwab Charitable

The National Philanthropic Trust's 2017 Donor-Advised Funds Report found that in 2016 there “were approximately 285,000 individual donor-advised ... Almost 25 percent of funds donated to the top...more

Is the New Way to Give a Better Way to Give?
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust, Vanguard Charitable Endowment, Schwab Charitable

According to the nonprofit National Philanthropic Trust, givers put $23.27 billion in donor-advised funds in 2016, a 7 percent increase from 2015 and an 18 percent increase from 2014. That money is...more

An App Makes Donor-Advised Funds More Accessible to Grant Seekers
Foundation: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Vanguard Charitable Endowment, Schwab Charitable

It's a nice example of entities like Fidelity, Schwab, and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation listening to and working with charities to...more

Donor-Advised Fund Assets Reached $45-Billion in 2012, Study Finds
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust, Vanguard Charitable Endowment, Schwab Charitable

Researchers at the National Philanthropic Trust looked at 1,007 charities, an increase over the 652 the trust examined last year. Of those, 603 were community...more

Donor-Advised Funds Surge Past Pre-Recession Highs - Planned ...
Foundation: National Philanthropic Trust, Vanguard Charitable Endowment

The Chronicle of Philanthropy ... Using data from 652 organizations, the National Philanthropic Trust examined the performance of the funds, which allow people...more



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Melbourne social enterprise Who Gives A Crap sold nearly 3 million rolls of toilet paper in 2014/15 and gave half the proceeds to WaterAid Australia, but co-founder Simon Griffiths says the donation would have been less had the startup adopted a non-profit model when it launched two years ago.




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