Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) provide a low-cost and simple vehicle for making tax-deductible contributions of assets. Donors can recommend grants to charitable organizations from their DAF account. DAFs provide many of the advantages of a private foundation without the complexity, cost, or public disclosure of a private foundation. Donor Advised Funds are offered by many community and educational foundations, as well as by programs setup by most of the major investment firms such as Vanguard. Consider protecting your assets in a DAF and be sure to advise them to support public education through a gift to the Alameda Education Foundation.