Donor Advised Fund

Designate Gifts from Your Charitable Account

A donor advised fund (DAF) is like a charitable savings account, giving you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to VIA or other qualified charities.

You may recommend a grant or recurring grants from your DAF to make an immediate impact—or use your fund as a tool for future giving. You may also create a lasting legacy by naming VIA as the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of it. With the percentage option, you may name your loved ones as your successors and set them up to continue recommending grants to VIA or other charities. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

Next Steps

  • Contact Nicole Thomas to discuss using your donor advised funds to support VIA.
  • Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  • If you include VIA in your plans, be sure to use our legal name and federal tax ID: 
    Virginia Institute of Autism
    491 Hillsdale Drive
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Federal Tax ID Number: 54-1815297