Giving From Your Donor-Advised Fund

What Is a Donor-Advised Fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is like a savings account for charitable giving supported by a public charity. DAFs give you the freedom to make contributions into your fund today and recommend specific grants only when you are ready.

Whether you are passionate about health care access, research innovation, or education for the next generation, learn how a donor-advised fund could help you simplify your giving to our Children's Hospitals and maximize your tax benefits. 

How Does a Donor-Advised Fund Work?

You can support virtually any IRS-qualified public charity with grant recommendations from the donor-advised fund. The public charity sponsoring your account will conduct due diligence to ensure the funds you recommend go to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and will be used for charitable purposes. 

Tax-Smart Giving

  • You can contribute cash, appreciated assets, or investments that have been held for more than a year to a DAF without paying capital gains taxes.

  • You have the ability to contribute to your account and grant to charity at any time, not just at year-end.

Tax ID Information

Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation (EIN 94-1657474) may do business as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Foundation, and is qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Foundation address:

  • 1111 Franklin St., 9th floor, Oakland, CA 94607


Contact us by email at [email protected] or phone (415) 476-3952 for any questions and/or instructions to assist with the details of your gift. Thank you for your support! 

For gifts restricted to the Oakland campus, please contact: Terry Fuetsch at [email protected].