About the Widget
Now available for all qualified public charities, the DAF Direct widget is the first technology that allows donors to initiate a grant recommendation from their donor-advised fund — or DAF — while on a nonprofit's website.
What do nonprofits need to get the widget?
- Your nonprofit's Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN)3
- Nonprofit contact information
(name, title, email, etc.)
- Choice of small or larger width
(160 or 250 pixels)
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Benefits for Nonprofits
When you install the DAF Direct widget on your website, you are giving some of your most promising donors easy and direct access to one of the most convenient ways to give.
Learn more about how DAFs work
Get the widget code today to connect your organization to the country's fastest growing charitable giving vehicle.4
A convenient option for a growing group of donors — From 2002 to 2011, the number of individual donor-advised fund accounts has grown at an average annual rate of 10%.5
No transaction fees — 100% of the approved grant recommendation will be sent to your nonprofit.6
Easy to install and maintain — It only takes a few minutes to get the easy-to-use, customizable HTML code.
The widget is now available for all qualified public charities to add to their websites. It is currently connected to Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation7 and there are plans to expand to other national and community foundation donor-advised fund sponsors to increase the reach and value of the technology for donors and nonprofits.
average online grant
from two leading
How DAFs Work
A donor-advised fund
— or DAF — is a charitable account, sponsored by a public charity, which donors use to support their philanthropy. After establishing a donor-advised fund, the donor may recommend grants to qualified public charities. They may also advise the sponsoring organization (e.g. Fidelity Charitable
, Schwab Charitable or the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation) on the investment strategy for the charitable assets.
A sponsoring organization is 501(c)(3) public charity that sponsors a donor-advised fund program, which often consists of thousands of individual DAF accounts. Total DAF grantmaking in 2011 totaled $7.7 billion, a 13.6% increase from 2010.