Since 1986, the Delaware Community Foundation has worked with professional advisors to help their clients with charitable planning. A charitable fund at the DCF provides your clients with an easy and flexible means to accomplish their charitable objectives. It’s a simple way for them to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy in our community.
Maximum Tax Benefits
The DCF is a 501(c)3 registered charity, so gifts qualify for the highest available tax deductions (usually better than creating a private foundation).
Easy Set-up and Administration
Opening a fund is typically quicker than opening a bank account. Then, we take care of all the administration and grantmaking, freeing your clients from creating a separate institution, writing policies, filing forms and monitoring grantees.
The DCF is dedicated to building a permanent source of charitable dollars for the community. We strive to maximize growth of capital over time, while minimizing risk. Since inception in 1986, the DCF’s portfolio — now at $270 million — has returned an average of 7.4% annually. For more information about our investment strategy, please see our Financials page.
The DCF is committed to making Delaware a better place to live and work by leveraging philanthropic giving. People who want to make charitable gifts, like your clients, are central to our ability to continually improve the community’s well-being.
Resources for Your Firm
The DCF benefits from the strongest possible relationship between you and your client, so we strive to support you and highlight your commitment to the community.
For more information, please contact Joan Hoge-North, 302.504.5224.