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Donor Advised Fund

Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing giving method and tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations.

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Donor Advised Funds allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. You can direct a gift to the Chicago Public Library Foundation directly from your donor advised fund. 

If you are a client of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon, you can easily make a designation through the DAF Direct window on this page.

In Celebration or Remembrance

Each year, hundreds of Chicagoans make a gift to the Chicago Public Library Foundation to recognize family members, colleagues, and friends. To make a gift in honor of a loved one, please visit our donation page.

To select the Chicago Public Library Foundation as the gift recipient of special occasions such as weddings or anniversaries, please contact Veronica Brown at (312) 201-9833 x27 or vbrown@cplfoundation.org.