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July 21, 2017

If you are over the age of 70 ½, the government requires you to take annual distributions (withdrawals) from your retirement account—a provision known as the required minimum distribution (RMD). Up to a certain amount, these distributions may be made tax-free as long as they are directed to a qualified 501(c)(3) organization, an option known as the qualified charitable distribution (QCD). However, current law does not allow donor-advised funds, including Vanguard Charitable, to accept QCDs.

July 07, 2017

Fees for several of the Vanguard funds in Vanguard Charitable’s investment options have been reduced, leading to an aggregate savings for Vanguard Charitable donors of $480,000*. In other words, our donors will collectively have nearly a half million more dollars to grant annually.

June 30, 2017

Vanguard Charitable was recently featured in a podcast and post on popular personal finance blog Dough Roller. Rob Berger, founder of the blog, interviewed Rebecca Moffett, Vanguard Charitable’s chief strategic planning officer, and Ann Gill, chief philanthropic officer, about donor-advised funds, how to make an impact with charitable giving, how to evaluate charities, the importance of granting year-round, and more.

June 28, 2017

In observance of Independence Day, Vanguard Charitable and all U.S. investment markets are closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017, and will reopen Wednesday, July 5.

May 18, 2017

In observance of Memorial Day, Vanguard Charitable and all U.S. investment markets are closed Monday, May 29, 2017, and will reopen Tuesday, May 30.

April 12, 2017

In observance of Good Friday, Vanguard Charitable and all U.S. investment markets are closed Friday, April 14, 2017, and will reopen Monday, April 17. 

April 07, 2017

Vanguard Charitable, a leading national donor-advised fund, recently announced its rank as the 8th largest grantmaker in the United States. Grantmakers, such as donor-advised funds and foundations, are organizations that receive charitable contributions from individuals and corporations, and then redistribute the funds to support various causes.

March 20, 2017

The uncertainty around tax reform hasn’t only affected donors wondering what will happen to their charitable deductions, it has also created uncertainty for nonprofits that receive most of their funding through charitable giving—which is why it's so important to keep giving. Looking at what you know for certain may make the unknowns less concerning.

March 13, 2017

Due to inclement weather on the East Coast, Vanguard Charitable’s response to phone calls, emails, and other communications may be delayed.

February 21, 2017

Karin Risi, a managing director of Vanguard, has been elected to the board of trustees of Vanguard Charitable. Ms. Risi leads Vanguard's Retail Investor Group, which provides investment products, brokerage services, and advice and wealth management services to Vanguard's individual investor clients.