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Donor Advised Funds

You have the power to improve the lives of people facing cancer and their families by supporting advocacy, research, and patient support.

You can now give to the American Cancer Society from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) account in just 3 clicks. Donate directly on our website from hundreds of DAF providers including Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard, and more.

Please select the “Give with Donor Advised Fund” button below to get started.

Why Give From Your Donor Advised Fund on this page?

Initiating your grant on our website is the fastest and easiest way to give. But it can also:

  • Save time and money tracking your gift
  • Make our team immediately aware of your gift
  • Help avoid lost checks, mailing delays, or gifts accidentally being submitted to the wrong organization or campaign

Need Help?

Call 1-800-227-2345 or email if you have questions about giving to the American Cancer Society through your donor-advised fund. If you don’t already have one, your financial advisor can help you set up your personalized donor-advised fund.

Prefer to mail your gift?

If you already benefit from donor advised funds, please make checks payable to "American Cancer Society" and mail them to the following address:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 6704
Hagerstown, MD 21741

In order to acknowledge your generous gift, please provide the donor and/or fund name and address.

American Cancer Society Donor Advised Fund

Create a philanthropic legacy and help us end cancer as we know it, for everyone, by opening a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) through the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society DAF allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support our lifesaving mission.

What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?

  • Simplicity: the donor-advised fund sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
  • Flexibility: timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision-making.
  • Tax-efficiency: contributions are tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes.
  • Family legacy: a DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
  • No transaction fees: once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to the American Cancer Society.

We are the only organization combating cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

A donation to the American Cancer Society through a donor advised fund will help provide:

  • More free rides to treatment, free lodging near hospitals, and information and support through a live 24/7 cancer helpline
  • More bright minds working to discover new treatments and targeted therapies
  • More voices speaking up for people with cancer, federal research funding, and proven prevention strategies
  • More people surviving cancer, getting the best care possible from diagnosis to survivorship – no matter where they live or what their circumstances

Call 1-800-227-2345 to learn how to establish a donor-advised fund with the American Cancer Society, or complete the Donor Contribution Agreement.


invested in research since 1946


cancer screenings in underserved communities


rides to treatment


free lodging nights provided

Other Ways to Give

Donate Online

Make an immediate impact in the fight against cancer by helping to fund our lifesaving research, education, advocacy, and patient support programs.

Donate by Mail or Phone

You can make your gift by calling our 24/7 helpline at 1-800-227-2345 and speaking to one of our donation specialists. You can also send your donation by mail. 

Honor & Memorial Giving

Celebrate the life of a friend or loved one by making a donation to the American Cancer Society in their honor or memory.