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Schwab Charitable

Structure your charitable giving with a simple, tax-smart investment solution of a donor-advised fund account. Offered by Schwab Charitable™, an independent 501(c)(3) organization, you can use a Schwab Charitable account to support the causes that mean the most to you today and to leave a legacy of giving.


What are the fees and account minimums?

  • Schwab Charitable account minimums: $0 for a core account; $250,000 for a professionally-managed account
  • For complete details, see Schwab Charitable's pricing and account minimums

What are the advantages of a Schwab Charitable account?

A Schwab Charitable donor-advised fund account offers a uniquely flexible way to manage your charitable giving. With this account, you can:

  • Realize same-year tax benefits if you itemize deductions
  • Potentially eliminate capital gains tax on the contribution of appreciated non-cash assets1 and investments
  • Invest account assets for potential tax-free growth, helping you have more to give to charities
  • Give when it is convenient and meets your charitable goals
  • Manage your giving online
  • Create a lasting charitable legacy

Related questions

Have questions about Schwab Charitable's donor-advised fund account? Here are responses to some of the most common questions we hear. If you have a question about your specific situation that is not answered here, please call Schwab Charitable at 800-746-6216 or visit the Schwab Charitable website.

How do I open a donor-advised fund account?
Is Schwab Charitable part of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.?
What role can my investment manager have?
What types of assets can I contribute?
Do you have a list of approved charities?

Application Checklist

It's helpful to have the following information on hand before you begin:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your driver's license number
  • Your employer's name and address (if applicable)
  • Statement information for funds you may want to transfer