Make A Donation
Help the DC Collaborative bring quality arts and humanities education to all DC Public Schools and DC Public Charter Schools. Your donation will help provide tickets and transportation through the Arts For Every Student program (currently serving more than 20,000 students in the District at more than 100 schools), provide workshop registration fees for the Professional Development program, or provide materials and support artist fees for student residencies.
Catalogue for Philanthropy
The DC Collaborative is proud to be featured in the 2015-16 Catalogue for Philanthropy as "one of the best small nonprofits in the greater Washington region"
For more information visit the Catalogue for Philanthropy Website.
You can also make a gift to the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative through workplace giving initiatives.
Does your company have a matching gift program? Your gift could be matched by your employer. Please let us know how we can help.
- Give through your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
- Begin by filling out the DAF Direct form
If you already benefit from donor-advised funds, please make checks payable to DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative and mail to the following address:
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
975 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
DC Collaborative's tax identification number is 52-2125047
WHAT IS A DONOR-ADVISED FUND?
A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable account sponsored by a public charity which donors use to support their philanthropy. After establishing a donor-advised fund the donor may recommend grants to qualified public charities and may also advise the sponsoring organization (e.g. Fidelity Charitable® or Schwab Charitable, etc.) on the investment strategy for the charitable assets. A sponsoring organization is a 501(c) (3) public charity that sponsors a donor-advised program which often consist of thousands of individual DAF accounts.
DAFs allow you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
- Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
- Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF A DONOR-ADVISED FUND?
- Simplicity: the DAF 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 and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.
- Family legacy: a DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
- No start-up costs: There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, an initial minimum charitable contribution is often required to establish a DAF (typically $5,000 or more).*
- No transaction fees: once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice.*
- Privacy if desired: donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.
* Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. These fees vary by sponsoring organization.
The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.