Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation—Without the Complexity

Donor Advised Funds

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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 Children's Hospital Los Angeles 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.

You can also create a lasting legacy by naming Children's Hospital Los Angeles the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

DAF Basics

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Check Out This Potential Scenario

Happy familyJoe 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 Children's Hospital (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 granddaughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.

Learn How to Fund It

Create a donor advised fund with one of the following assets:

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 the Office of Planned Giving at 323-361-2308 or tgreen@chla.usc.edu to discuss using your donor advised funds to support Children's Hospital and our mission.
  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  4. If you include Children's Hospital in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Address: 4650 Sunset Blvd., #29, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Federal tax ID number: 95-1690977

Ensure you’ve made the most of your donor advised fund—for your family and for Children's Hospital. Download the FREE guide Maximize the Impact of Donor Advised Funds.View My Guide