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Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Project

Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Project

GivingTuesday Data Commons has partnered with the Donor Advised Fund Research Collaborative (DAFRC) to contribute to an increased public understanding of donor advised funds (DAFs). By collecting accurate data and producing empirically-based reports, the new 2023 National Study on Donor Advised Funds will be the most comprehensive research project on DAFs to date.

Project Outputs

Partner-published reports, dataset

Data Contained

Yearly de-identified transaction-level data from 2014 onward, from at least 100,000 DAF accounts held by more than 90 DAF sponsoring organizations across the United States.

Update Schedule

 To be determined

Designed For

Academic researchers, fundraising professionals

Use Case Examples

  • A fundraising professional wants to implement new organizational-level practices focusing on DAF giving.
  • An academic researcher wants to learn about individual behaviors and motivations that shape DAF giving.

How to Access the Project

To find out more or to get involved, please email sila@givingtuesday.org.

Partner Resources

Find more information about this project including the latest reports at DAF Research Collaborative’s website.


Key Supporters