You can give to Operation Smile, a registered 501(c)(3), through your Donor Advised Fund, also referred to as a Charitable Giving Account. Simply contact your fund administrator and request a distribution check for Operation Smile at the address below. Your gift will help us change the lives of children born with cleft lip and cleft palate.
Request a check to be sent to Operation Smile (Tax ID 54-1460147) today:
Operation Smile, Inc.
3641 Faculty Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
What Is a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)?
A DAF is a centralized vehicle for charitable giving that makes it easy for donors to dedicate funds to support their favorite nonprofit organization. It also provides an operationally convenient and tax-efficient method for donors to manage their charitable giving.
With a DAF, charitably inclined individuals, families and businesses make an irrevocable gift to a public charity that sponsors a donor-advised fund program, and may take an immediate tax deduction. Donors can then recommend grants over time to IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) public charities. DAFs also allow donors to approach their charitable giving thoughtfully by involving other family members or colleagues in their philanthropic decisions. Most DAFs accept donations of long-term appreciated securities and other assets, and donors can advise how the funds are invested, which could potentially allow tax-free growth, and could result in more money for your charity.