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Help Children with a Grant from Your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

When you recommend a grant to The Baby Fold from your donor-advised fund (DAF), you provide healing-centered care directly to children who need it most through programs like foster care, adoption support, Autism programs, special education, early intervention, and more.

Use the form below to recommend a grant to The Baby Fold from your DAF to transform the lives of local children. 


The Baby Fold's tax identification number is 37-0673453.


A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is an investment account held at an organization, such as a community foundation, that is used for charitable giving. DAFs provide an immediate tax benefit to you and allow you to recommend grants to your favorite charities.

Donor-advised funds are considered one of the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicles in the United States, providing an easy and tax-advantageous way to support your favorite causes. 

A donor makes a gift to a donor-advised fund and receives a tax deduction for the year the gift is made. 

DAFs are run by third-party organizations. These sponsoring organizations are typically community foundations or public charities. However, some large investment firms may also sponsor DAFs, such as Vanguard and Charles Schwab.

You can donate multiple types of assets to a DAF, including cash, real estate, investments, or other noncash assets.

When you contribute to a DAF, you donate to the organization sponsoring the donor fund, not directly to a charity. Once a donation is made, you can recommend grants from your DAF to your favorite charity.

Fill out the “Make a Donation” form on this webpage to recommend a grant to The Baby Fold from your DAF. You may select a one-time grant recommendation or set up recurring ones to ensure your ongoing support.

If your DAF organization is not listed, please use the form’s search feature to be directed to your DAF organization’s login page.

Thank you for blessing local children with a DAF grant recommendation to The Baby Fold!

Donor-advised funds are tax-efficient vehicles for charitable giving and offer numerous advantages similar to other philanthropic giving options. Some of these advantages may include:

  1. The ability to avoid capital gains tax on long-term appreciated assets held for over a year.
  2. Immediate tax deductions for the full market value of the donation, within specified limits.
  3. The convenience of contributing a diverse range of assets.
  4. The option to centralize all of your charitable contributions.
  5. The ability to support your favorite charity strategically over time.
  6. The opportunity to establish a lasting legacy for future generations.

Yes! Donors receive tax documentation from the sponsoring organization of the DAF. 

As with any tax-related questions, please consult with a qualified, professional tax advisor.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the children and families served by The Baby Fold. To contact us about recommending a grant from your DAF, please contact Sam Guillory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (309) 451-7202. 



The Baby Fold does not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. This material is prepared and made available to you for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be relied upon for tax, legal, or accounting advice. You should always consult a tax professional to determine your particular tax benefits that may result from any particular type of gift to charity.

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