Gifts through a Donor-Advised Fund

Donor-Advised Fund Gifts

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is an excellent opportunity to involve you and your family in a long-term charitable giving plan.

You may establish a donor-advised fund with a charitable sponsor simply by signing an agreement and then making a contribution to the fund. Charitable fund sponsors include many community foundations as well as the charitable arms of for-profit financial institutions. A few of these include Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, and Chicago Community Trust.

You and/or another person or persons may serve as the fund advisor and make grant recommendations for charities, such as gifts to WTTW and WFMT.  Gifts though a Donor-Advised Fund:

  • Allow you to take a tax deduction immediately and make grants to charities on your own time.
  • Pool your annual gifts into one large charitable deduction.
  • Include professional management of your funds until they are distributed.

If you already have a donor-advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund, you may donate to WTTW directly here:

If you have a donor-advised fund through other financial or charitable institutions, please contact your fund administrator to coordinate a gift from your donor-advised fund.

Your fund administrator may need the following information:

Tax ID number: 36-2246703
Legal Name: Window to the World Communications (this includes both WTTW and WFMT)
Address: 5400 North Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
Designation: Please specify if this gift is intended for WTTW, WFMT, or both

If you have any questions about giving through a donor-advised fund, please contact Tara Smithberger at (773) 279-2495 or tsmithberger@wttw.com.