2020 Donor-Advised Fund Report

Feb 12, 2021
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National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) is proud to publish our 14th annual Donor-Advised Fund Report.

National Philanthropic Trust's 2020 Donor-Advised Fund Report examines 2015 through 2019 fiscal year data from 993 charities. For the tenth consecutive year, there was growth in donor-advised funds (DAFs) in every key metric. Most notably, grantmaking from DAFs to qualified charities totaled more than $25 billion in 2019, a 93 percent increase since 2015. The same rapid growth trajectory also applies to contributions to DAFs, which totaled $38.81 billion in 2019. This represents an 80 percent increase in contributions since 2015.