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Donor-Advised Funds Soar in Popularity as Nonprofits Successfully Engage New Donors

By Amanda L. Cole, NonProfit Pro

In 2022, donor-advised fund holders granted more than $52 billion, a 9% increase over the previous year, according to the “2023 Donor-Advised Fund Report.” The report also noted the number of accounts has neared 2 million. With DAF-giving rising in 2023 among the largest four DAF-sponsoring organizations that release their grant figures publicly, this giving method is expected to continue to grow. 

Our DAF roundup includes the four biggest reporting DAF charities sharing year-over-year grant totals, as well as a look at how this revenue stream is impacting nonprofits.

Top DAF Grantor Organizations in 2023

Though there are hundreds of DAF organizations, here are the top grantors that publicly released their grant figures for 2023. 

Fidelity Charitable

Fidelity Charitable reported almost $11.8 billion in grants from its donor-advised fund holders in 2023. With more than 322,000 donors recommending more than 2.3 grants to nearly 199,000 charities around the world, 2023 resulted in an almost $600 billion increase in gift dollars. Last year, 1,345 of those grants were $1 million or more, according to Fidelity Charitable’s “2024 Giving Report.”

Each donor gave 11.8 grants on average, with an average size of about $4,600. Fidelity Charitable currently oversees 198,000 accounts with a median balance of about $21,000.

“The American tradition of philanthropy continues to inspire and defy expectations,” Jacob Pruitt, president of Fidelity Charitable, said in a statement. “As more donors and companies turn to smarter, more flexible giving avenues like the donor-advised fund, we expect to continue to see a rise in generosity and, in effect, a rise in impact.”

Schwab Charitable

Schwab Charitable granted $6.1 billion to 127,000 charities, a 31% and 11% spike, respectively, in 2023. Though this DAF-sponsoring organization’s fiscal year ends June 30, it released its calendar year numbers as well. 

Notably, Schwab Charitable noticed a significant number of grants recommended during year-end giving, specifically GivingTuesday through Dec. 31 when donors recommended 250,000 grants totaling $1.5 billion. 

“The generosity of our donors continues to inspire us year after year,” Sam Kang, president of Schwab Charitable, said in a statement. “And despite recent economic uncertainty, political turmoil and market volatility, our donors demonstrated their commitment to giving back with yet another historic year of granting.” 

National Philanthropic Trust

After a down year for the last fiscal year reported, National Philanthropic Trust rebounded by granting $4.94 billion through more than 119,000 grants to more than 39,000 charities in 2023. 

“While 2023 began with global economic uncertainty, it ended with markets rebounding, reduced inflation, positive news on key financial indicators, and the Federal Reserve signaling lower interest rates to come,” Eileen Heisman, then-CEO of National Philanthropic Trust, said in a statement earlier this year. “As the leader of NPT and among the longest-tenured DAF sponsor CEOs, this positive news gives charitable organizations the opportunity to identify and engage with new and existing DAF donors. Cultivating these donors today lays the foundation for future growth to support important community work.”

Vanguard Charitable

Last year, Vanguard Charitable donors recommended more than $2.6 billion to nonprofits, a 39% year-over-year increase and the seventh straight year of growth for the grantor. That billion-dollar figure includes more than 209,000 gifts to more than 56,000 nonprofits. The average grant was more than $12,000. Though the DAF-sponsoring organization runs on a fiscal year that ends on June 30, it provided calendar year figures this year. 

“Being able to respond nimbly, plan thoughtfully, and give more over time are hallmarks of donor-advised funds, and we’re proud to assist donors in implementing giving plans that make a difference locally and globally,” Rebecca Moffett, president of Vanguard Charitable, said in a statement. “Our donor generosity hit an all-time high in 2023, and we certainly look forward to continued generosity for years to come.”

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Mykayla Kroeger, CVA, Volunteer Manager for Cincinnati Arts Association has been appointed to the ServeOhio State Commission.  

Healthy Visions Executive Director and Founder, Carole Adlard is stepping down after more than 39 years at the helm. Carole will assume the new role of Grants Manager for Healthy Visions.

Zonta Club of Cincinnati is honored to announce their new Board of Directors: First Row: President Jane Wiehe, Director Emily Rodems, President Elect Karen Crumley. Second Row: Director Laura Delaney, Director Gretchen Webb, Director Dawn Trammell, Vice President Glenda Carota, Treasurer Elect Melinda Hepfner, Treasurer Lori Burkhardt.


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Visit Save the Animals Foundation on Sunday, June 23rd for the Summer Open House from 2:00pm-5:00pm at 4011 Red Bank Rd. The community is invited to tour the shelter and meet our dog and cat residents. 

The Warren County Foundation, through its partnership with the Area Project Council and Project Excellence Foundation, recently recognized Warren County public school teachers who demonstrated excellence in instruction.

On June 6, over 250 community members gathered at Memorial Hall, raising nearly $360,000 to support Talbert House’s Fatherhood Project, a program assisting men in their efforts to be responsible, committed, and nurturing dads.

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY) is grateful for a $25,000 grant from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation to support our Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

Learning Grove received $10,000 from the Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation to support FamiliesFORWARD after-school and summer programming at Carson School in Lower Price Hill. 

Learning Grove Program Operations Director of School Age Services Laura Beane-Wright was awarded the Patriotic Employer award by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

The Bethesda Foundation is calling for nominations for the Mary Jo Angels Award, an accolade dedicated to honoring individuals or groups who have made significant improvements in the quality of life for cancer survivors through their care and service. Nominations can be submitted here through July 15th.

Best Point Education and Behavioral Health hosted their 160th Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner on June 5, at the organization’s Heidt Center of Excellence. Best Point Education & Behavioral Health 2024 Annual Meeting provided a state of the organization while also recognizing our staff, board members and trustees.

AMA Cincinnati is hosting AMA Agency Celebration to recognize and salute the work of marketing professionals on behalf of six local startups and nonprofit organizations. The event will take place on Monday, Jun 24, 6:00pm at Ingage Partners, 2943 Riverside Dr. Cincinnati.

The Charles H. Dater Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to continue its support of 1N5's Building Resiliency in Youth mental health education and suicide prevention program that impacts over 200K students K-12, educators, and caregivers in approximately 200 schools in the Cincinnati region. 

Talbert House has been recognized as a Top Workplace for 2024 by Enquirer Media, based on feedback from the Energage Workplace Survey. The survey measures 15 key cultural drivers crucial for organizational success, including alignment, execution, and connection.


GiveCamp is a weekend-long event (October 11-13) where software developers, designers, database administrators, project managers and creative professionals donate their time to create software and web-based applications for non-profit organizations. The first step is to apply here

The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 grant cycle. For this cycle, grant funds will be designated to support organizational transformation to benefit gender and racial equity within the greater Cincinnati region, and within the organizations that work on key issue areas in the economic mobility and self-sufficiency spaces. Interested nonprofits can learn more, download the RFP guidelines, and apply through their website.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has many ways of investing in the community, some of these ways are proactive, while some are responsive. Request for Proposals (RFP) are now being accepted in support of organizations that drive the inclusion and accessibility of people living with physical and developmental disabilities. We invite your organization to partner with us to drive equitable change in our community by applying today. 


NextGen Women Professionals (NGWP) is dedicated to helping teenage girls in underserved communities connect with and learn from diverse female professionals in a wide variety of fields. NGWP is holding a "Women in STEM" webinar featuring Cincinnati Black Female Professionals in Clinical Research on Wednesday June 26, 4:30pm. NGWP can help expose girls to opportunities they might not have known existed or were realistic possibilities and create mentorship and networking opportunities. Sign up here

Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News is partnering with the Kenton County Public Library to offer a great opportunity for you to connect with potential applicants and recruit new employees. Secure your recruitment table at no cost. All nonprofit sectors are welcome. Register here today!



Stepping Stones' Summer 2024 camp season is in full swing with weekday volunteer opportunities in their Day Camp for children and teens with developmental disabilities. Volunteers age 13+ are invited to support campers in have art, nature, sensory, swimming and other recreation activities. The inclusive camp community celebrates all levels of ability and volunteers are a tremendous help to staff. Learn more here or contact with questions.

The CAIN food pantry is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors. CAIN is primarily looking for those with experience in the fund development, finance, facility management, and/or IT sectors but encourage all interested applicants to apply. Contact Lucy Crane, board president, at for more information. 

Our Daily Bread is thrilled to support a free dance camp for neighborhood kids by providing bagged lunches for CAPA's summer dance camp in Lower Price Hill. The program runs through July, and we are in need of some EXTRA sandwiches, dropped off on Fridays. We'd love to get two slots of 100 every Friday to help the little dancers keep groovin'. Learn more and sign up here for CAPA Dance Camp sandwiches: CAPA Sandwiches.



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