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Portfolio Solutions

Portfolio Solutions are straightforward investment options driven by your charitable timeline and goals. Choose a pre-allocated option and focus your energy elsewhere while Vanguard's seasoned team of investment professionals sets the asset allocation and rebalances the funds daily. All Portfolio Solutions options are comprised of more than one underlying Vanguard mutual fund.1  

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Income

Expense ratio: 0.03% - 0.04%2

Target Allocation:3

 

 

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Conservative Growth

Expense ratio:
0.03% - 0.04%

Target Allocation:4

 

 

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Moderate Growth

Expense ratio:
0.11% - 0.15%

Target Allocation:5

 

 

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Growth

Expense ratio:
0.03% - 0.05%

Target Allocation:6

 

 

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1The expense ratios are assessed by the Vanguard mutual funds and vary based on allocation and account status; Vanguard Charitable does not itself charge investment fees. While they may be invested in mutual funds, the investment options are not themselves mutual funds, nor are they publicly traded. They are not available for investment by any individual or organization apart from Vanguard Charitable. As such, prospectuses only exist for the underlying mutual funds, and not for the Vanguard Charitable investment options.

2Standard account expense ratios utilize the Institutional share class of the underlying Vanguard mutual funds when possible. Select account expense ratios utilize the Institutional plus share class of the underlying Vanguard mutual funds where applicable.

380% Spliced Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index, 14% Spliced Total Stock Market Index, 6% Spliced Total International Stock Market Index. Spliced Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index: Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index through December 31, 2009; Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index thereafter. Spliced Total Stock Market Index: Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Index through April 22, 2005; MSCI US Broad Market Index through June 2, 2013; and CRSP US Total Market Index thereafter. Spliced Total International Stock Market Index: Total International Composite Index through August 31, 2006; MSCI EAFE + Emerging Markets Index through December 15, 2010; MSCI ACWI ex US IMI Index through June 2, 2013; and FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index thereafter.

460% Spliced Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index, 30% Spliced Total Stock Market Index, and 10% Spliced Total International Stock Index. Spliced Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index: Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index through December 31, 2009; Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index thereafter. Spliced Total Stock Market Index: Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Index through April 22, 2005; MSCI US Broad Market Index through June 2, 2013; and CRSP US Total Market Index thereafter. Spliced Total International Stock Market Index: Total International Composite Index through August 31, 2006; MSCI EAFE + Emerging Markets Index through December 15, 2010; MSCI ACWI ex US IMI Index through June 2, 2013; and FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index thereafter.

560% Wilshire 5000 Index and 40% Lehman Aggregate Bond Index through December 31, 2009; 45% Balanced Composite Index, 45% Wellington Composite Index, and 10% Spliced Total International Stock Index thereafter. Balanced Composite Index: Made up of two unmanaged benchmarks, weighted 60% Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Index and 40% Lehman Aggregate Bond Index through May 31, 2005; 60% MSCI US Broad Market Index and 40% Bloomberg Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index through January 14, 2013; and 60% CRSP US Total Market Index and 40% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index thereafter. Wellington Composite Index: 65% S&P 500 Index and 35% Lehman Long Credit AA or Better Index through February 29, 2000; 65% S&P 500 Index and 35% Bloomberg Barclays Capital Credit A or Better Index thereafter. Spliced Total International Stock Market Index: Total International Composite Index through August 31, 2006; MSCI EAFE + Emerging Markets Index through December 15, 2010; MSCI ACWI ex US IMI Index through June 2, 2013; and FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index thereafter.

680% Wilshire 5000 Index and 20% Lehman Aggregate Bond Index through December 31, 2009; 55% Spliced Total Stock Market Index, 20% Spliced Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index, and 25% Spliced Total International Stock Market Index thereafter. Spliced Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index: Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index through December 31, 2009; Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted Index thereafter. Spliced Total Stock Market Index: Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Index through April 22, 2005; MSCI US Broad Market Index through June 2, 2013; and CRSP US Total Market Index thereafter. Spliced Total International Stock Market Index: Total International Composite Index through August 31, 2006; MSCI EAFE + Emerging Markets Index through December 15, 2010; MSCI ACWI ex US IMI Index through June 2, 2013; and FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index thereafter.

**The potential for risk in Vanguard funds can be categorized in levels from 1 to 5. Knowing the risk level you are comfortable with and the length of time you expect the assets in the philanthropic account to be invested can help you select an appropriate investment recommendation.

Risk level 1 Vanguard funds are classified as conservative if their share prices are expected to remain stable or to fluctuate only slightly. Such funds may be appropriate for the short-term reserves portion of a long-term investment portfolio, or for investors with short-term investment horizons (three years or less).

Risk level 2 Vanguard funds classified as conservative to moderate are subject to low-to-moderate fluctuations in share prices. In general, such funds may be appropriate for investors with medium-term investment horizons (four to ten years).

Risk level 3 Vanguard funds classified as moderate are subject to a moderate degree of fluctuation in share prices. In general, such funds may be appropriate for investors who have a relatively long investment horizon (more than five years).

Risk level 4 Vanguard funds of this type are broadly diversified but are subject to wide fluctuations in share price because they hold virtually all of their assets in common stocks. These funds may be appropriate for investors who have a long-term investment horizon (ten years or longer).

Risk level 5 Vanguard funds classified as aggressive are subject to extremely wide fluctuations in share price. These funds may be appropriate for investors who have a long-term investment horizon (ten years or longer). The unusually high volatility associated with these funds may stem from a number of strategies.

Any Portfolio Solutions option can be combined with other Solutions, Portfolio Builders, and Values-Driven Investment options.