Start a Tradition of Family Giving

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Does your family have a philanthropic mindset? It’s never too early, or too late, to demonstrate how even small gifts of time or money can make a big difference.

Even young children who are beginning to develop compassion can participate in conversations about helping others (hint: animal-related causes are usually a big hit!).

School-aged children can create rituals for sharing the family’s philanthropic and community values, such as dividing their allowance into spend/save/give categories and choosing a meaningful cause to support.

While teenagers may prefer to volunteer with their own peer groups, young adult children can begin to work as equal partners in determining the family’s contributions to the local and global community.

Many families use Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) as an easy way to organize all their giving while taking advantage of LACF’s services and expertise. DAFs are simpler and less expensive to set up and operate than a family foundation, and you can recommend a grant from your DAF any time over multiple years. Contact us at info@losaltoscf.org for more information.

LACF Family Giving Seminar (Presentation)

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