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Donor-Advised Funds

Simplify achieving your philanthropic goals with a donor-advised fund.

As you chart your philanthropic goals, consider streamlining your contributions through a donor-advised fund (DAF). While not directly managed by the PBS Foundation, DAFs are easy to establish at many financial institutions or community foundations, which will then make grants to your recommended nonprofits on your behalf. 

In addition to ease of use, DAFs offer added flexibility around the timing of your gifts and favorable tax benefits. Gifts to a DAF are generally eligible for immediate tax deduction, and DAFs grow tax-free allowing you to grow your impact.

You may also choose to have any remaining DAF funds distributed to the PBS Foundation after your lifetime by naming the PBS Foundation as a beneficiary of all or a portion of remaining funds. Please use our legal name, "PBS Foundation," and Tax ID: 20-1476451.

If you have a DAF with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can use DAF Direct to recommend grants to the PBS Foundation from your fund. We also accept gifts from other DAFs. 

*DAF Direct is not owned, controlled by or otherwise affiliated with the PBS or the PBS Foundation. Please exercise due diligence and caution with regards to disclosure of your private information to DAF Direct or other third parties.


Let us Know About Your Gift

If you choose to give through a DAF, please let us know so we may thank you for your commitment to PBS and notify you once your gift has been received. Please also contact us at any time to learn more about the impact of your support and other ways to strengthen PBS. 

PBS Foundation
1225 S. Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202 

Federal Tax ID: 20-1476451 


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