Donate from a Donor Advised Fund

Donate through your Donor Advised Fund using DAF Direct.

Please consider recommending Sierra Club Foundation as an organization to support through your donor advised fund. Please note that the Sierra Club, as a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, is not eligible to receive charitable donations from a donor advised fund. 

If you have a donor advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can make your grant recommendation to Sierra Club Foundation through the DAF Direct online form. If your donor advised fund is not listed here, please contact your adviser at your DAF sponsoring organization directly to make your recommendation.

If you do not wish to make your DAF grant recommendation via DAF Direct, please direct your DAF sponsoring organization to make checks payable to Sierra Club Foundation and mail to:

Sierra Club Foundation
2101 Webster Street, Suite 1250
Oakland CA, 94612

Sierra Club Foundation Tax ID is 94-6069890.

For more information, please contact the Donor Concierge team in the Sierra Club’s Office of Advancement:

Michael Ahn
West Coast donors from Washington to California

Cory TenBrink
Serving donors from Ohio to Nevada and everywhere in between (Hawaii and Alaska as well)

Robert Kowsaluk
Serving the East Coast donors from Maine to Florida


What is a donor advised fund?

A donor advised fund (DAF) allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support Sierra Club Foundation and other public charities through cash, appreciated securities, and other assets. DAFs allow you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from your DAF account over time to the nonprofits you wish to support.

Please note that the Sierra Club Foundation does not provide tax or legal advice. Speak with your professional tax or legal advisor with questions about donor advised funds and gifts to the Sierra Club Foundation.

Interested in creating a Donor Advised Fund at the Sierra Club Foundation?

To learn more, please visit our Open a Donor Advised Fund page.