Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic vehicle that allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time. A fund allows donors to remain actively involved in distributions from the fund during their lives and, if desired, the life of a successor generation of advisors. Our DAF holders are part of the LCCF family and we support them in maximizing the impact of their gifts!


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Charitable Giving Fund Guide

Read more about donor-advised funds and other giving solutions in our Charitable Giving Fund Guide below.

Charitable Giving Fund Guide

DAF Newsletter

Give, Grow, Grant: LCCF's e-newsletter for DAF advisors

November 2021: 'Tis the Season to Give
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Funds Under Management

  • 4 Jack Adams Memorial Fund
  • Adeline Steans Morrison Fund
  • ALC Christian Fund
  • Basic Human Needs Fund
  • BKidz Fund
  • Buchanan Family Foundation Charitable Fund
  • Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund
  • Cowhey Family Fund
  • District 103 Learning Fund
  • ElderCare Agency Endowment
  • Everleigh Vernon Hills Fund
  • Field Partners Fund
  • First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest Lake County Fund
  • J.P. DePree Family Fund
  • Jamee and Marshall Field Fund
  • Hoult Family Fund
  • James and Madeleine McMullan Family Foundation Charitable Fund
  • John and Elizabeth Gescheidle Family Fund
  • Lake County Early Childhood Education Fund
  • Lake County Humane Society Fund
  • LCCF Endowment Fund
  • LCCF Growth Fund
  • Martha R. Hinchman Fund
  • Morales Family Fund
  • Mother’s Trust Foundation Fund
  • Paul H. Daube Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ragdale Foundation Cornerstone Fund
  • Ravinia Centennial Fund
  • Richter Family Legacy Fund
  • Robert F. Reusché Operating Endowment Fund
  • Sanders Partners Fund
  • Sedgebrook Benevolent Care Fund
  • Sedgebrook Scholars Fund
  • Small Business Growth Initiative Fund
  • Together Lake County Fund
  • Weber Family Fund
  • Wheeling Consolidated School District #21 Fund
  • William H. Luking Memorial Fund
  • Winthrop Harbor Education Enrichment Fund


The Foundation can accept gifts of appreciated securities to both establish a fund or to make a donation. These gifts often provide tax advantages. Their full fair market value is deductible as a charitable contribution up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. The added benefit of giving appreciated securities is the avoidance of the capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of the gift. Gifts of closely held stock enjoy the same tax benefits as with publicly traded stock.

Contact Wendy, Director of Donor Services & Operations, at 847-377-0520 x23, [email protected] to learn more or to open your fund today! Please notify Wendy when gifts of stock are initiated.


You can support any 501(c)(3) IRS-qualified charity with the money in your donor advised fund. This includes local nonprofits, churches and universities as well as nonprofits anywhere in the U.S.

Highlighted Funds