Donor-Advised Fund

What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?

  • Simplicity: the donor-advised fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements and tax receipts.
  • Flexibility: timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.
  • Tax efficiency: contributions are tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes.
  • Family legacy: a DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
  • No transaction fees: once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

Recommend a gift to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund through your existing donor-advised fund.

If you currently have a donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon Charitable, you may use DAFDirect. Using the DAFDirect access portal to the right, you can follow the prompts to direct your gift to the Fossey Fund’s ongoing work. 

If you do not currently have a donor-advised fund set up, your financial advisor can help you create one.

If you already benefit from donor-advised funds, please make checks payable to Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and mail to the following address: 800 Cherokee Ave, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.

So that we may acknowledge your generous gift, please provide donor and/or fund name and address.


Beth Warner
Email: [email protected] 
Direct Line: 404-624-5693