Make a gift. Empower a child.

The donor-advised fund (DAF) is the fastest-growing giving method and tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. This philanthropic giving vehicle provides an immediate tax benefit to you, and allows you to grant funds to charitable organizations, like Children’s Literacy Initiative.

Rated as a 4-star organization by Charity Navigator – the highest designation a nonprofit can receive, we pride ourselves on being accountable, transparent, and financially healthy. Sound fiscal management and a commitment to sustained impact and validated returns on investment are at the center of our work. When you invest in CLI, be confident in knowing that your charitable dollars are doing the most good.

Recommend a grant from your DAF today and support our goal of closing the opportunity gap between children from under-funded districts and their more affluent peers.

If you are making your DAF grant recommendation through Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, or the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund®, feel free to use this DAF Direct form.

For all other national and community foundation donor-advised funds, please direct your DAF sponsoring organization to make checks payable to Children’s Literacy Initiative, and mail to:

Children’s Literacy Initiative
990 Spring Garden St.
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Children’s Literacy Initiative Federal Tax ID is 23-2515768.

*Please request your name and address be included with your DAF grant so we may thank you for your generosity.

Professional Advisors

We are excited to be a resource and collaborative partner with national and community foundation DAF sponsor organizations and professional advisors. Our Development team is on hand to answer any questions you may have concerning your client’s donor-advised fund giving. Together we can help your client create a legacy of impact – and create powerful readers, writers, and thinkers. 

Resources for Advisors

Client Handout

CLI Client Handout

Validated Results(i3)

Validated Results (i3)

Talking About Philanthropy

Talking About Philanthropy

Schedule a Meeting

Please fill out this contact form to schedule time with our CEO, Joel Zarrow, to learn more about how we work with professional advisors and your donor-advised fund holders.