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A dedicated account for those giving over £25,000

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Donor Advised Fund

For those giving over £25,000 a year

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Our Donor Advised Fund is the single place for you to give tax-effectively in support of the causes you care about. We create a fund for you within Stewardship from which to manage donations to charities, churches and individuals in Christian ministry. Leave us to worry about the governance, administration and reporting requirements while you enjoy giving without complications. The Donor Advised Fund is for those looking to give more than £25,000 per year.


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Lighten your load

Receive all the benefits of a charitable trust without the complications. Set up your account in minutes with no need for trustees, annual returns or legal costs.

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Connect to the causes you love

Log in to your account at any time to make donations. Gift into your account and search our database of thousands of registered churches, charities and full-time Christian workers.

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Maximise your giving potential

We’ll handle your giving tax-effectively, including claiming Gift Aid on cash gifts, accepting tax-efficient gifts of property or shares and enabling UK/US dual-qualified giving in partnership with International Generosity Foundation (IGF), a TrustBridge member and US public charity.

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Flexible giving and anonymity

Add to your balance by credit or debit card, cheque, bank transfer, Direct Debit, or non-cash gifts. You can also control your privacy by giving anonymously, or sharing your details with recipients so they can update you.

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Investing your fund

You can ask us to invest some or all of your account balance if you plan to grow it over the long-term. We have three externally managed investment portfolios to offer: The Stewardship Balanced Portfolio, The Stewardship Equity Portfolio (previously The Stewardship Growth Portfolio) and The Stewardship Sustainable Investment Portfolio.

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Simplify your own charitable foundation

If the administration and compliance for your existing family charitable foundation is becoming a burden, we can help you to transfer this to a Donor Advised Fund.

Start your journey with us

For some, it's a desire to bring about change to our local and global communities. For others, it's a response to God's generosity. Whatever your goal, our first step together is to arrange an initial consultation or visit to discuss your philanthropic needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions


The Donor Advised Fund is one of the most cost-effective ways to manage your charitable giving. We retain a modest fee for our work, which varies according to the specific gift arrangements you wish to have in place, along with any additional account management services you require. Find out about our pricing.


Yes, you can securely access your account online. You can top up your account and arrange donations, request withdrawals and investments from our pooled investment funds, and view statements – all within our online portal. You can also authorise someone to manage the online account on your behalf.


Yes, Stewardship can accept gifts of shares and property. Find out how to make a gift of shares for immediate sale. To enquire about gifting shares to be retained in your account or gifting other non-cash assets, please contact our team.


Only the main account holder can gift into the Donor Advised Fund account from their sole or joint bank account. If more than one person would like to give into the same Donor Advised Fund, we can make a bespoke arrangement at your request.


We will ask you to provide Stewardship with an expression of wishes during your lifetime, to guide us in respect of your remaining balance and any legacy gift you may wish to leave. You can name a trusted successor to your account; specify recipients and sums for an immediate or gradual disbursal; or entrust funds to Stewardship for us to give away. You can change this expression of wishes as many times as you like.


You can request donations to UK and overseas churches, Christian charities and secular charities providing they don’t conflict with our Christian objectives, which can be found here. You can also support full-time Christian workers who have registered for support from Stewardship. All donations are made at the discretion of our trustees, and are subject to our due diligence checks.


We do not currently provide payroll giving, but many of our clients choose to select Stewardship as their one chosen charity, transfer the payroll giving funds to their Stewardship account, and do all their giving from there. 

Making the Most of your DAF

If you would like to find out more about the features and benefits of your Donor Advised Fund account, then you can watch our short webinar at any time.

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Our Fees

Stewardship is a not-for-profit organisation and our costs are always kept as low as possible. We reinvest any extra income into supporting charitable causes such as church planting and training Christian workers. It’s a joy to partner with you in this Kingdom work.

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  • No account opening fee
  • Strengthens Christian causes
  • Optional bespoke services available

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