With the RSF Donor Advised Fund (DAF), you will join a community of active philanthropists and learn and co-create with us. The RSF DAF lets you catalyze solutions to systemic problems and experiment with new giving models that challenge philanthropy’s power dynamics.
We offer best-in-class service and work closely with donors to establish a giving approach that expresses their goals and values.
We believe gift money has an important role to play in economic life. As the most flexible, catalytic, and risk-tolerant capital, philanthropic funds are ideally suited for empowering communities and supporting systemic change.
We practice trust-based philanthropy and are leaders in participatory grantmaking processes, including Shared Gifting and Flow Funding. We are working to shift the field of philanthropy to community-led solutions.
We have proudly taken the Hate is Not Charitable pledge alongside many of our colleagues in philanthropy.
There is a $5,000 minimum to open a Donor Advised Fund with RSF.
RSF can accept cash gifts by wire, check, or credit card, as well as public equities. We can also accept bequests, distributions from retirement plans, and legacy gifts. On a case by case basis, we may also be able to receive closely held securities, trusts, real estate, or other complex assets. RSF is not able to accept donations of motor vehicles. Please contact us for more information or review our Giving Guide.
Most DAF assets are held in our mission-aligned investment portfolio, which seeks safe and liquid cash opportunities that achieve deep impact. Investments are placed in funds, community banks, and companies that are mission-driven and focused on climate change solutions and social justice. Click here for more details.
From your donor advised fund at RSF, you can recommend grants to 501c3 organizations and equivalents such as public schools, most churches, and all federally recognized Native American tribal and local governments. RSF can also make grants for charitable work to organizations that are located and operating outside of U.S. borders. The minimum amount for an international grant is $5,000. Please note that there are additional transaction fees associated with international grants. We have proudly taken the Hate is Not Charitable pledge alongside many of our colleagues.
RSF encourages and empowers donors to leverage the catalytic role of gift capital. RSF is committed to being fully accessible and available to our clients to help support their grantmaking.
RSF can help clients:
You can recommend grants online through RSF’s client portal, by mail or email. Direct your email recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a team member will respond to you shortly.
If you’re interested in opening a Donor Advised Fund, please contact our client engagement team at: email@example.com
Current clients, please contact the philanthropic services team at: