If you would like to get a 2014 charitable deduction but are not sure which non-profits you’d like to donate to, you can open a Donor Advised Fund with LACF. These funds provide an immediate deduction toward your 2014 return and then you can donate from it to any 501(c)(3) now or anytime in the future. This is especially convenient for appreciated stock because you also save capital gains taxes. And should you want to contribute locally, LACF provides the additional benefit of knowing local non-profits and offering you suggestions on where the needs are greatest. Contact Joe Eyre, firstname.lastname@example.org, to open a DAF today.