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As a nonprofit organization, you may benefit from the millions of dollars granted every year by Vanguard Charitable. Our mission to increase philanthropy directly supports our donors' wishes to fund charitable causes--and both drivers help you.
We are a national and cause-neutral organization that provides a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant assets to charity. We offer a solution for philanthropists who want to be strategic with their granting and partner with thousands of nonprofits worldwide.
Although separate from Vanguard, we were established by the mutual fund company and carry forward its commitment to at-cost investing, transparency, and high ethics. Our donors' contributions are consolidated and invested at the lowest possible cost and allowed to accrue over time, resulting in larger grants to you.
Our donors are your donors
Vanguard Charitable grants to thousands of nonprofit organizations whose missions support a wide range of causes. As a cause-neutral organization, we do not accept grant proposals from nonprofit organizations, nor do we endorse charities to donors. We leave the recommendation decision up to them.
|Recommends a minimum $500 grant. Our average grant is nearly $12,000.||Processes fewer checks with a greater impact.|
|Sets up recurring grants.||Plans to receive gift, eliminating "what ifs" or waiting for donations.|
|Contributes securities, mutual funds, or special assets, which we liquidate.||Receives total donation in an easy-to-manage check form.|
|Establishes a succession plan, such as an endowed grant plan.||Continues to benefit from donor's generosity, even after the donor dies, and forms relationships with the next generation of givers.|
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