Donor-Advised Fund

Simplify Your Giving

A donor-advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to The Children's Inn at NIH and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

You can also create a lasting legacy by naming The Children's Inn at NIH the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

DAF Basics

Still learning about DAFs? Discover the ease of opening a donor-advised fund—plus the advantages you’ll enjoy—with your FREE guide Centralize Your Giving With Donor-Advised Funds.

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Get More From Your DAF

Ensure you’ve made the most of your donor-advised fund—for your family and for The Inn. Download the FREE guide Maximize the Impact of Donor-Advised Funds.

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Empowerment Through Giving

Giving through my Donor Advised Fund empowered me when our family was facing one of our darkest hours.

I first visited The Children’s Inn during the Christmas holidays of 2007. Our niece had been recently diagnosed with cancer and was sent to NIH for treatment. The joy, the warm surroundings, comforts, and hospitality The Inn provided to our family gave us hope in one of our darkest hours. In addition to my niece, numerous children, in all stages of treatments, were visiting, playing, and eating with their families and friends and enjoying each other’s company. I was personally struck by the importance of what The Inn was providing these families, and, with three children of my own, could not imagine what these families were going through. I left that visit with a profound respect and appreciation for The Inn and its dedicated staff.

Watching our brave niece and her family endure such a difficult diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan, left my wife and me feeling helpless. Our inability to offer physical comfort or support left us with a desire to “do something” to aid others. Having witnessed the hope and happiness The Inn brings to families, I decided I would do what I could do to help. My wife and I established a Donor Advised Fund that lets us direct gifts where and when they are most needed and to focus on charities that we are passionate about. Our support of The Inn gives me comfort that we can help other families of children struggling with the challenges and heartbreak of cancer. We will continue to support The Children’s Inn and hope that we are a small part of their important mission.

I hope you’ll consider making a gift to The Children’s Inn through your donor advised fund—giving back in this way means so much to me. With thanks, Bill

Next Steps

  1. If you already have a fund, use our tool Take Action! Visit Your Fund to connect. No fund yet? Get our free guide.
  2. Contact Liza Cole at 301-827-6088 or to discuss using your donor-advised funds to support The Inn and our mission.
  3. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  4. If you include The Inn in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: The Children's Inn at NIH
Address: 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814
Federal tax ID number: 52-1638207