Tools & Resources

Community Foundations, Donor Advised Funds, and Impact Investing

When paired with an impact investing strategy, donor advised funds are uniquely positioned to help philanthropists amplify the impact of their giving.
As more donors become aware of and immersed in values-aligned investing, community foundations and other DAF providers are looking to incorporate impact investment—which aims to generate social and environmental impact along with financial returns—into their donor advised funds. These organizations increasingly view investing through donor advised funds as a strategy for deeper donor engagement and greater programmatic impact.
This ImpactAssets brief offers an overview of the practice of making impact investments from donor advised funds.


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