Donor Advised Funds
Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation
A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the LBJ Foundation and other charities.
You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You can then recommend-but not direct-how much and how often money is granted. In addition, you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.
In return, you qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction at the time you contribute to the account. This also allows for a centralized giving and record-keeping system in one location.
- Evaluate a sponsoring organization to make sure it supports your interests, values and the type of asset you are considering as a funding source.
- Get to know the organization's policies and procedures-from minimum contributions to administrative fees. Each organization handles these details differently.
- Contact Julie Metzger at 512-721-0262 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss using donor advised funds to support the LBJ Foundation and our mission.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include the LBJ Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation
Address: 2313 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78705
Federal Tax ID Number: 74-1774063
An Example of How It Works
Joe and Laura want to give back to their hometown by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation.
The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support.
After researching community needs with the foundation’s staff, Joe and Laura recommend a grant for the LBJ Foundation (which they've supported for years). The foundation presents the LBJ Foundation with a check from the Megan Fund, which Joe and Laura named in honor of their granddaughter. Joe and Laura are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.