More and more donors are supporting youth conservation service with gifts to SCA from their donor advised funds. In fact, contributions from donor advised funds now represent 12% of all individual gifts to SCA and are the fastest charitable giving vehicle in the US. Donor advised funds are established with popular firms like Fidelity’s Charitable Gift Fund, Vanguard Charitable and others with tax deductible gifts as small as $5,000 of cash or securities. The funds are usually invested and grow, tax free, over time. The donor can then recommend grants — usually right from the firm’s website — from their donor advised fund to any public charity like SCA. For more information on how you can establish your own donor advised fund, you can contact your financial institution.