Donor Advised Fund

Donor Advised Fund at Dallas Women's Foundation

Dallas Women’s Foundation is the largest regional women’s foundation in the world. Operating like a community foundation, we leverage resources to drive positive, transformational social and economic change.

With 30 years of expertise connecting philanthropists with worthy causes, we make giving easy. By creating a donor advised fund, we can help you, and your family, accomplish your giving goals without the expense or administration of a family foundation.


Centralized Giving

  • Receive maximum tax benefits
  • Incur fewer administrative burdens and cost
  • Do all your giving in one place with online granting and account tools
  • Online grant making and account tools allow you to track grants, see your giving history, and search organizations online

Sophisticated Philanthropy

  • Grant anonymously to protect your privacy
  • Include additional advisors to your fund to fulfill family philanthropy goals
  • Support the issues that are important to you and your family, including your alma mater and community initiatives, by granting to a variety of nonprofits
  • Stay personally involved in grant making

Increase your Ripple Effect

  • Leverage the expertise of Foundation staff for maximum impact
  • Invest with over 40 other funds and more than $35 million in assets
  • Benefit from due diligence conducted on every nonprofit of interest
  • Receive one-on-one guidance from our staff for targeted projects

See Why Our Donors Have a Donor Advised Fund


It's easy to start!

  1. Talk to our staff to outline your giving interests and the terms of your fund
  2. Select a name for your fund
  3. Give a tax deductible donation to the fund and begin granting to nonprofits


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Donor Advised Fund Holders at Dallas Women's Foundation

Baker Family Philanthropic Fund
Henry C. Beck Jr. Fund
Lucy and Henry Billingsley Fund
Laura G. Blocker Fund 
Cecilia & Garrett Boone Family Fund
Botsford Family Fund
Kay, Sarah, Sterling and Shirley Brunnier Fund
Jill and Jim Cochran Family Fund
Cotter Family Fund
Cutshall Family Fund 
Roslyn Dawson Thompson & Rex Thompson Fund
Kaleta A. Doolin Fund
Sally and Tom Dunning Fund
Embrey Family Foundation Fund
Julie and Robert England Fund
Cindy Engles Fund
Engram Family Fund
Feehan Fund
Helen & Jerome Frank Jr. Family Fund
Helen & John Gehan Fund
Breea Govenar Fund
The Heart Fund
Marguerite S. Hoffman Fund
Stephen Douglas Hooper Fund
The Pat & Harriet Houck Mother-Daughter Fund
Trish Houck & Lyssa Jenkens Family Fund
Toni and Dan Hunt Fund
Brenda Louise Jackson Fund 
TSHN Jarrah Fund 
Mirjam and Chris Kirk Family Fund
Ashlee & Christopher Kleinert Family Fund
Knight/Baker Women’s World Improvement Fund
The Caren Lock & Michael Bahar Family Fund
Ann E. Margolin Fund
Janie & Cappy McGarr Family Fund 
Maribess & Jerry Miller Fund
Retta Miller Fund
Diane and Chris Paddison Fund
Paula R. Parker and Ronald C. Parker Fund
Plan International Fund
Richards Barrentine Fund
Carol J. Riddle Fund
Lisa Rose Fund
Pat Rosenthal Fund
Annadele H. Ross Fund
Janice and Michael Sharry Fund
Simmons Wilson Fund
Thear Sy Suzuki and Eric Suzuki Fund
Taylor Pittman Fund
Sandra Washburn Fund
Martha McCarty Wells Fund
Virginia B. Whitehill Board Alumnae Fund
Abigail Williams Fund
Kate Wilson Davis Fund
Women’s Finance Exchange Fund
Trea C. and Richard W. Yip Fund

For those interested in creating a Donor Advised Fund, contact Shawn Wills, Dallas Women’s Foundation senior vice president of development, at or 214.525.5318.

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