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A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides an easy, low-cost method of giving. Your generous gift provides the foundation needed to protect the Bay, taking on polluters, educating politicians, mobilizing citizens, re-establishing 100,000 acres of essential tidal marshes—and working to keep the Bay healthy for generations to come.

What is a Donor Advised Fund?

A DAF is a type of giving program, administered by a third-party public charity that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. DAFs are created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an organization, family, or individual.

How do I use the DAF Direct form?

  1. Select the sponsoring organization from the “Donate now from” field.
  2. Enter the amount (in dollars) you would like to recommend in the “Amount” field.
  3. Click on the “NEXT” button to proceed to the sponsoring organization’s website to complete your donor advised fund transaction. Please note, you will be directed to an external website to complete your transaction.
  4. If you have a DAF with a sponsoring organization not represented on this list, you can still recommend grants.

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Additional Questions?

For more information about making a tax-deductible gift to Save The Bay through a DAF, please contact Katie Reitter at or call 510-463-6837.