Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Funds

Did you know that donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States, because they are one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give?

At the National Aviary, we are fortunate to be the recipient of contributions from numerous donor-advised funds, which support our critical work in ecological research, veterinary and husbandry advances, and educational outreach. These initiatives would not be possible without donor support, and this partnership advances the global conservation of birds and their habitats.

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund is a charitable giving vehicle sponsored by a public charity, such as Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, or the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund®, that allows you to make a contribution to that charity and be eligible for an immediate tax deduction. Once your DAF is established, you are able to recommend grants to the National Aviary.

How do you use the DAF Direct form (if you have a DAF)?

  • Select the sponsoring organization from the “Donate now from:” field.
  • Enter the name of the charity receiving the grant in the “Designation” field.
  • Enter the amount (in dollars) you would like to recommend in the “Amount:” field.

Click on the “NEXT” button to proceed to the sponsoring organization’s website to complete your donor-advised fund transaction. (Please note: you will be directed to an external website to complete your transaction.)

Get started

If you have questions about giving to the National Aviary through a DAF, please contact your financial advisor, or contact us at philanthropy@aviary.org or 412-323-7235.

In The News

See All News

Kidsburgh’s 2023 big guide to summer camps in Pittsburgh and the region | Kidsburgh

The National Aviary summer camps are superhero-themed and focus on the amazing adaptations that birds possess.

Read More »

7 Adorable Proposal Stories – & What We Can Learn From Them | DatingNews.com

On one particular occasion, the National Aviary was able to pull off a grand proposal that included penguins playing as the true love masterminds behind it all.

Read More »

Feed A Sloth At National Aviary In Pennsylvania For An Adorable Adventure | Only in Your State

Explore the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, a family-friendly destination that’s home to countless birds and a few mammals – from penguins and bald eagles to sloths.

Read More »

How Are Visitors — And Birds — Reacting To The National Aviary’s New Wetlands? | Pittsburgh Magazine

Four months after the National Aviary opened its $3 million renovated Wetlands exhibit, the space is getting high marks — not only from visitors, but also from the birds.

Read More »