Compare Donor Advised Fund to Private Foundation

Compare a Donor Advised Fund to a Private Foundation


If you are considering establishing a private foundation, consider a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation.  It is a simple, less expensive alternative to a private foundation.

Advantages include:

  • Lower Costs
  • Lower Starting Balances
  • Greater Tax Benefits
  • Fewer Administrative Requirements
  • No Minimum Annual Required Payout
  • Opportunity for Anonymity
  • Grant Making Assistance from Our Professional Staff.  


With a donor-advised fund, we handle the administrative, accounting, legal, and reporting requirements, so you can focus on the joy of giving.


This comparison chart may help you determine which makes better sense for you or your client.

Comparison Chart