Grant Making Your Way

  • Direct control of which nonprofits you support
  • Access to professional grant making guidance
  • Recognition or anonymity for your donations
  • Professional management of your investment
  • Online fund access 24/7
  • Minimum contribution: $10,000

Donor advised funds make your grant making simple and effective.  Donors create a personal named fund with a minimum gift of $10,000, then make grants from the fund however they choose.

Give to your favorite charity, or rely on our staff for recommendations about the best-in-class programs. Either way, donating to your favorite charity is as easy as picking up the phone or visiting our web site.

To learn more about whether a donor advised fund is right for you, contact Jason Baxendale, Senior Director of Gift Planning, at or 312.616.8000 ext. 110.

Don and Elizabeth Thompson

For the Thompsons, a donor advised fund helps show the most effective ways to fight hunger in their own hometown.