Donor Advised Funds


Donor Advised Funds

The Canadian Medical Foundation provides funding for Canadians physicians’ philanthropic, research and medical outreach priorities Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). DAFs allow donors to provide ongoing resources and security to the priorities that matter most to them.

Dr. KassaDAFs are one of today’s fastest growing means of long-term charitable giving because they enable donors to realize immediate benefits while providing ongoing, long-term support to the causes that matter most to them. They can be funded with anything that can be converted to cash including securities, insurance, etc. and can support just about any charitable intention – from causes that are close to the heart like an alma mater, support for health causes, and anything in between.

CMF offers a DAF program which enables donors to create long-term charitable gifting plans in order to realize their charitable goals and further their philanthropic priorities. These long-term plans provide donors with the opportunity to make a meaningful gift now, but also enable donors with the ability to continue to give regularly to their desired charities well into the future, resulting in a greater philanthropic impact.

DAFs provide donors with the freedom to fund the charities most important to them with privacy and without administrative burden and high costs. The CMF manages annual disbursements from DAFs to the charities of choice, as well as all other administration required, freeing donors of any clerical hassles. Donors receive a tax receipt for their initial gift, advisories when their disbursements are made, and thank you letters from the recipients, if desired.

CMF can help you give wisely—in a manner that maximizes the benefits to you and your chosen charities and/or beneficiaries. To facilitate your giving, CMF has developed our Donor Advised Fund program, and we offer our professional experience in working with caring people like you to realize your philanthropic goals in a meaningful and lasting way. CMF helps make ongoing giving simple and impactful, while enabling you to realize significant tax advantages right away.

The following causes are currently supported through the CMF’s Donor Advised Fund program:

Donor Advised Funds

For additional information about Donor Advised Funds, please contact CMF at 1.866.530.4979 or