A Donor Advised Fund is a private fund administered by National Jewish Health that allows you significant control over the distribution of charitable gifts. A DAF makes it easy for you to support National Jewish Health and other favorite charities.


Your Own Charitable Fund

You can essentially create your own charitable foundation by setting up a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) through National Jewish Health. Starting with as little as $50,000, built up over two years, you can establish and exercise influence over a charitable fund.


Tax Benefits and Flexibility

When you make an irrevocable contribution to National Jewish Health to establish a Donor Advised Fund, you retain the right to advise on additional grant recipients. While a portion of your funds stay with National Jewish Health, you can also benefit other qualified charities.

  • You can use stocks, bonds, real estate or other assets to create your DAF.

  • Grants can be made over several years.

  • National Jewish Health handles all the paperwork; you will have none of the hassles or costs of forming a private foundation.

  • You will receive substantial tax benefits on 100% of your gift.

  • Responsibility for your fund can be shared by your family and passed on to your heirs.


Unique Benefits

While many financial institutions offer Donor Advised Funds, a DAF with National Jewish Health
provides you with unique benefits:

  • National Jewish Health handles all set-up and administrative tasks free of charge.

  • A National Jewish Health DAF is administered by a century-old institution you know and trust.

  • A National Jewish Health DAF supports life-saving medical care and research at America's top respiratory hospital.

For more information about how to establish a DAF, please contact Gordon Smith at 1-800-423-8891 ext 1049 or email smithg@njhealth.org.


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- Winston Churchill

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