You can support the Conservancy by recommending a grant from your donor-advised fund (DAF), which is a popular and flexible way to fulfill your philanthropic goals. To recommend a grant, simply contact the organization that sponsors your DAF and recommend that a grant be made to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
What are Donor-Advised Funds?
Donor-advised funds allow you to give to your favorite charity, including the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, with ease of use and many of the benefits of a private foundation. Your donor-advised fund is itself is designated as a 501(c)(3) public charity and therefore contributions into the fund are tax-deductible. When you make a distribution from your fund to the Conservancy (you can make your gift unrestricted or designate a particular aspect of our work, like Fallingwater), you can rest assured your gift will be make an impact immediately.
Donor-advised funds can be established with a number of entities, including community foundations, financial services companies. Be sure to work with your financial advisor to make the right decision for you.
Please note: Tax laws and regulations, as well as guidelines of many organizations that administer DAFs, prohibit the donor from receiving more than incidental benefits as a result of a gift from a DAF. Therefore, DAF gifts cannot be used to fulfill individual pledges or to purchase event tickets. For specific information regarding your legal or tax situation, please consult your own professional advisor.
Important Information You’ll Need to Make a Gift from your DAF:
Legal Name: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Address: 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222