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Donor-Advised Fund

The Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund offers a sophisticated and dynamic way to give to the causes that mean the most to you.


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Our approach

Since 1955, The Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund has been helping donors contribute money to their favorite charities in a tax-efficient, organized, and worry-free way. You can depend on us to help you pursue your philanthropic goals while you support the causes most important to you. 

A donor-advised fund allows you to streamline your charitable giving. Your fund will be invested with the potential to grow over time. Our online portal allows you to track your giving, make grant recommendations to the charities of your choice, select investment objectives, and access statements and gift receipts.

Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund benefits:

  • Receive a current-year income tax deduction for any assets you contribute to your fund
  • Donate appreciated assets without incurring capital gains taxes
  • Make grant recommendations now or in the future
  • Involve your family and build a tradition of family charitable giving
  • Choose from multiple investment objectives
  • Manage your charitable giving via our online portal or with your financial advisor



Open your account

  • Make an irrevocable, tax-deductible contribution to your donor-advised fund
  • Initial contribution minimum is $25,000. Additional contributions must be $250 or more
  • You can contribute a wide variety of assets including cash, mutual funds, securities, and non-publically traded assets (i.e. private stock, restricted stock, real estate)


Get Started

Choose how your funds are invested

The Gift Fund offers 15 distinct investment options representing a range of strategic asset allocation models from fixed income to appreciation. For each allocation model, donors may choose either actively or passively managed portfolios.

Make grant recommendations to benefit charities that are important to you.

  • You decide when to make grant recommendations and how much to grant to the charities of your choice
  • Streamlined grant recommendations through our secure portal including setting up recurring grants
  • Receive recognition for your donations or maintain anonymity to protect your privacy
  • Authorize an unlimited number of individuals to serve as co-advisors to your Fund

Access and manage your gift fund account using our flexible, secure portal

  • Review your fund balance and transactions
  • Research grantees using the Guidestar®1 database of 1.8 million IRS–recognized charitable organizations
  • Access all account documents 
  • Download useful forms

Connect with a Private Client Advisor

Learn more about the benefits of working with Bank of America Private Bank

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Frequently asked questions

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