Your customers want to support businesses that give back to their community. When you start a Donor Advised Fund for your company, Vancouver Foundation can help you set up a strategic giving plan. Our experts can manage all or part of your program to maximize your impact.

Vancouver Foundation is committed to making it as easy as possible for businesses to create Donor Advised Funds. We make setting up a fund easy and manage the day-to-day fund on your behalf, as per your wishes.

Benefits of a Donor Advised Fund

A Donor Advised Fund can enhance your company’s charitable giving strategy.

  • Process most types of gifts, including gifts of securities and gifts from American donors
  • We issue tax receipts to your supporters for you
  • 24/7 access to your fund’s information through your online account
  • Custom landing page for your fund so your donors can contribute online

Our Clients Include:

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Starting Your Fund

Choose a Fund Type

  • Start-Up Fund
    $1,000 minimum
    Start your legacy with a nameable fund that you can top up over the next decade. You’ll get lifetime support from our team at a low cost-recovery fee of 1.3%.

  • Donor Advised Fund
    $10,000 minimum
    Get everything that comes with the Start-Up Fund, and start supporting your favourite charities or causes immediately.

Choose an Investment Stream

When you trust Vancouver Foundation with your fund, you can choose to invest in one of two investment streams. Both have expert oversights by our Investment Committee:

  1. Socially Responsible Investment Fund: a balanced fund that screens out companies involved in fossil fuels, military weapons, nuclear power utilities, and tobacco.
  2. Consolidated Trust Fund: a diversified balanced fund of equities, fixed income, real estate, and multi-strategy funds.

Start a Fund Today

For more information on how we can help you and your company set up a Donor Advised Fund, please contact us: