Giving Fund Features

Give the Way You Want

Use your Giving Fund to support a charity anytime you want. You support specific charities by recommending grants (that's how you advise us which charities you want to support) of as little as $50. We review the charity, take care of the paperwork and even mail the checks.

  • check markChoose your favorite charities or search for a new cause
  • check markCreate recurring grants
  • check markNo limit to number of grants you can make
  • 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 charitable giving. 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 your Giving Fund
  • 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 an existing donor-advised fund
  • check mark Add multiple donors so others can contribute
  • check mark Track investment performance
  • check mark View your Giving Fund's history online

View Contributions At a Glance


No sorting and organizing receipts. Come tax time, access your full year's contribution history all in one place.

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 of America and is used by TIAA Charitable pursuant to a license.