Give the Way You Want

Use your Giving Fund to support a charity anytime you want. You support specific charities by recommending grants of as little as $50. We review the charity, take care of the paperwork and even mail out the checks.

  • check markChoose your favorite charities or search for a new cause
  • check markSet up recurring grants
  • check markMake an unlimited number of grants
  • check markSupport charities with grants of $50 or more
  • Search charities

Personalize Your Giving

  • check markName your Giving Fund after yourself, your family or in honor of a person or cause
  • check markGive anonymously, in the name of a donor, on behalf of your Giving Fund or in honor of a person or cause
  • check markSet up a memorial 
  • check markAppoint successors (an individual to carry on your tradition or a charity to benefit from your generosity)

Make a Plan and Hit Your Target

Use our powerful tools and resources to get more strategic with your generosity. Keep track of your progress online and fine-tune when you need.

See our tools

  • check markCreate a custom giving plan — for one year or many years
  • check mark Set a target giving goal
  • check markRecommend an investment approach that's right for you
  • check mark Track your plan online

Easily Manage Your Giving Fund

  • check mark Contribute to your Giving Fund from any bank, trust, or brokerage account, or recommend a grant from your existing donor-advised fund
  • check mark Add multiple donors so more people can contribute
  • check mark Track investment performance
  • check mark View your Giving Fund's history online

Simple Year-End Statement for Taxes


No sorting and organizing receipts. Come tax time, you get a single year-end statement combining all the contributions you've made to your Giving Fund over the year.

Contributions to the Giving Fund are irrevocable. All recommendations from donors are subject to review and approval by TIAA Charitable.

TIAA Charitable does not provide tax advice. Taxpayers should seek advice based on their own particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.

TIAA Charitable is the brand name for an independent public charity that maintains a donor-advised fund program. The TIAA name is a registered mark of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America and is used by TIAA Charitable pursuant to a license.

TIAA Charitable, Inc. has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public charity under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).