Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)

What is a DAF?

A donor-advised fund or DAF is a giving account maintained and operated by a sponsoring organization. A DAF is like an investment account but exists for the sole purpose of supporting charitable causes.

What are the benefits of DAF giving?

DAFs have tremendous benefits to donors, including:

  • A tax deduction for the year you contributed to your DAF.
  • Funds that can be invested and grown tax-free.
  • Flexibility to recommend grants from the DAF to charities like MANNA in your desired amounts and frequencies.

How do I donate from a DAF?

Recommending a grant from a donor-advised fund to MANNA is quick and easy with the online DAF Direct tool below. Follow the prompts below to have your gift processed

If your fund isn’t accessible using the online tool, then please do one of the following:

  1. Contact your financial institution or foundation directly to recommend a grant. (The grant will arrive at MANNA with only the institution’s name and address on it unless you request otherwise.) *
  2. Contact your philanthropic advisor or fund manager to recommend a grant. A check from your fund will be sent directly to MANNA. *

*Please request for your name and address to be included on the grant check so we can thank you for your generosity.

When granting through your donor-advised fund, please include the following information:

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA)
420 N 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tax ID (EIN):


Do you have a question about DAF giving that wasn’t answered here? Email MANNA’s Individual Giving Manager Brandon Boyd at