Gifts From Donor-Advised Funds

If you have a Donor-Advised Fund (or DAF), you can recommend a grant to help care for kids at Seattle Children’s. This will allow you to make an impact on our pediatric patients now using money you have already set aside for charitable giving.

If you would like to make a gift now through your DAF, simply click the link below to find your fund:

Your Legacy of Philanthropy

With a DAF, you can choose which organization(s) will receive any funds that remain after your lifetime. These organizations are known as the “beneficiaries” and you select them using a “beneficiary designation” form provided by the bank that manages your DAF. Naming Seattle Children’s as a beneficiary of your DAF is an easy way to make a lasting impact on children and their families.

If you decide to change your beneficiary designation to include Seattle Children’s, would you let us know? We would like to recognize you for your generosity and ensure that your gift is used as you intend.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about setting up your legacy gift or if you need more information.

6 ways you can make an impact with your Donor-Advised Fund

Memorialize, honor, or commemorate a loved one or an event.


Avoid capital gains by first transferring appreciated stock to your DAF and then gifting it in minutes.


Teach your loved ones about charity and why you believe in giving back.

Build a sense of community (and make a bigger impact) by forming “giving circles” with other donor-advised fund owners including friends and family members.

Bundle your charitable gifts (doing so could result in an opportunity to itemize your deductions in the same year).

Leave all or a portion of your the account to charity simply by changing your beneficiary designation.

We hope you will consider naming Seattle Children’s as a beneficiary of your account. You may even designate Seattle Children’s to receive a portion of the account value, leaving the remaining portion for your children or grandchildren to continue your legacy of philanthropy.

Your Giving Toolkit


Gifts from Donor-Advised Funds

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

Sample Beneficiary Designation

Sample Codicil

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Lilah Helton, CSPG

Lilah Helton, CSPG

Senior Director, Legacy and Gift Planning

Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation