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How to Support Service Dogs with Donor Advised Funds

    In a world driven by compassion and the desire to make a positive impact, individuals and businesses alike are constantly seeking effective and efficient ways to support the causes they care about. At 4 Paws for Ability, we are dedicated to transforming lives by placing life changing service dogs, and Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) play a pivotal role in advancing our mission.

    Donor Advised Funds are a philanthropic vehicle that allows donors to make charitable contributions to a fund, which is then managed by a public charity. This approach offers a strategic and flexible way for donors to contribute to various charitable organizations over time. DAFs empower donors to recommend grants to their chosen nonprofits, making giving a seamless and impactful experience.

    How to Establish a Donor Advised Fund for 4 Paws for Ability:

    1. Choose a Fund Sponsor: Start by selecting a reputable fund sponsor or financial institution that offers Donor Advised Funds.

    2. Contribute to Your Fund: Make an initial contribution to your DAF. This contribution is tax-deductible in the year it is made, even if you choose to distribute the funds over time.

    3. Recommend Grants: Once your fund is established, you can recommend grants to 4 Paws for Ability. Simply provide the necessary information about our organization to your fund sponsor, and they will facilitate the grant distribution.

    4. Stay Engaged: As a donor, you remain actively engaged in the giving process. You will receive updates of the impact your donation is making.

    When you choose to support 4 Paws for Ability through a Donor Advised Fund, you are playing a vital role in transforming the lives of children and veterans with disabilities. Your contributions enable us to continue our mission of providing highly trained service dogs that empower independence and bring joy to those in need.

    Join us in creating a brighter future for individuals and families through the incredible bond between humans and service dogs.

    To learn more about Donor Advised Funds and how you can support 4 Paws for Ability, please contact KaLynn Clark at

    Like our service dogs, your impact is life-changing.