Donor-Advised Funds

A gift from your donor-advised fund will ensure that San Diego County older adults continue to get the services we provide—a gift that will keep yielding benefits for years to come.

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)

A donor can set up a DAF account by making an irrevocable donation to a named charitable giving account under a sponsoring organization (sometimes a public foundation but many times a financial institution like Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, etc.). Contributions can range from cash to securities or appreciated assets—which many times are difficult or complicated for nonprofits to accept. The available tax deduction is for the current year, and can be more advantageous than a direct donation of assets. DAFs are invested in several ways, so the original contribution can continue to grow over time—even as a legacy.

How to Give from a DAF

DAF donations are made at the donor’s recommendation in the form of grants to eligible non-profits, such as ElderHelp of San Diego. The sponsoring organization provides ways to recommend nonprofits in their account information, but many nonprofits, like ElderHelp, allow you to make a DAF donation from a website. The DAF sponsor handles recordkeeping, disbursements, and tax information, and the nonprofit receives 100% of the donation.

Supporting ElderHelp with a DAF

You can support ElderHelp today by visiting your DAF account to recommend us for a grant, or by using the DAF Direct widget to your right in the sidebar.  Or, click here.

Donate by Check

Please make checks payable to:
ElderHelp of San Diego

Mailing address:
ElderHelp of San Diego
Attn: Development
5095 Murphy Canyon Rd., #100
San Diego, CA 92123

ElderHelp EIN: 95-2880426

For more information please contact

Sarah Benson

Director of Philanthropy


Seniors have a special place in my heart. I am happy to give to ElderHelp who supports seniors to live independently and thrive in their own homes.”


ElderHelp Executive Director


5095 Murphy Canyon Rd, #100
San Diego, CA  92123