Accomplish your philanthropic goals and leave a legacy.

Did you know that starting a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is easier and more cost-effective than starting a private foundation in British Columbia? It also allows you to accomplish your philanthropic goals while leaving a lasting legacy.

Vancouver Foundation can help you set-up a Donor Advised Fund and help you transition your current private foundation into a similarly named fund.

Leave a Legacy with Less Work

When you’re running a private foundation, you’re in charge of accounting, investment management, tax receipting, compliance reporting, and more.

Let Vancouver Foundation take care of those administrative details for you. When you start a Donor Advisd Fund with us, you can focus on what matters most — giving back to the community.

Setting Up a Fund

Choose a Type of Fund

  • Start-Up Donor Advised 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%.

  • Flow-Through Donor Advised Fund
    $100,000 minimum
    Get everything that comes with a regular Donor Advised Fund. You’ll can also grant from the fund’s capital as well as its earned income.
  • Donor Advised Fund
    $10,000 minimum
    Get everything that comes with the Start-Up Fund, and start supporting your favourite charities or causes immediately.