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Voices in our Community

"I give to programs that solve big problems in our community. I trust the Foundation, and my Donor-Advised Fund makes it easy."

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Freny Cooper

COO, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

A Convenient Giving Solution

Donor-Advised Funds offer convenience and flexibility—not to mention the opportunity they provide to support the causes you care about. Here are a few reasons why Donor-Advised Funds are outpacing other giving options in the US:

  • Easy and fast set-up
  • Immediate tax savings
  • No administrative headaches
  • Option to remain anonymous
  • Promotes strategic and proactive giving
  • Simple to give to causes outside of the county

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