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). The Donor Advised Fund Research Collaborative (DAFRC), led and co-founded by Dr. Danielle Vance-McMullen and Dr. H. Daniel Heist, contributes to the public understanding of donor-advised funds (DAFs) by collecting the most recent data on DAF accounts and analyzing their characteristics and giving behavior. The upcoming 2023 National Study on Donor Advised Funds will be the most comprehensive research project on DAFs to date.
The study contains deidentified transaction-level data from years 2014-2022, from at least 100,000 DAF accounts held by more than 100 DAF sponsoring organizations across the United States.
This data can support research on
This data set is restricted with specific criteria for access:
1.You must be a university researcher who has up-to-date CITI training;
2. You must present a project proposal that falls within one of the three project areas: Patterns of Individual DAF Giving, Variation in DAF Giving, DAF Response to Shocks in the Giving Environment
3. You must have IRB approval for your work
If you fulfill these requirements, you can submit your access request here and we will put you in contact with researchers leading this work.
To find out more or to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more information about this project including the latest reports at DAF Research Collaborative’s website.