Donor Advised Funds

Donor-Advised Fund


It's easy to request support for Northern Waters Land Trust through your donor-advised fund.

A Donor-Advised Funds (DAF) is an investment account for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about.

It’s a great way to make an immediate impact and ensure Northern Waters Land Trust has consistent financial support for conservation while saving cash for immediate needs.

Donor-advised funds (DAFs)  are becoming increasingly popular as a smart way to manage your philanthropy.

  • DAFs are created by transferring funds into into a community or commercial DAF provider, allows you to set aside funds for charitable giving in advance.

  • When you contribute to a DAF, you may be able to secure a tax deduction.

  • A DAF gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Northern Waters Land Trust. You can recommend a one-time grant or recurring grants. 

FreeWill’s DAF tool empowers you to make a targeted impact by recommending how you’d like your grant to be allocated, communicating your wishes to Northern Waters Land Trust. If you have a DAF, you can use FreeWill's DAF tool to navigate to your DAF provider.

* Our name changed from the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation to Northern Waters Land Trust in 2018. Some custodians and brokerages have us listed by our former name (LLAWF). If you are unable to find us, please try searching for Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation.

The IRS tax EIN is the same: 41-1887906. If you have any questions on this, please contact Elizabeth at: ElizabethM@northernwaterslandtrust.org.

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For more information, contact your financial advisor about making charitable gifts through your Donor-Advised Fund.

*Northern Waters Land Trust has partnered with FreeWill's Smart Giving services to process gifts from Donor-Advised Funds.

Consider a Gift for Later

You can also have a lasting impact by naming Northern Waters Land Trust as a beneficiary of your donor-advised fund. It's a great way to ensure that remaining funds go support conservation efforts to protect the lands and waters  you love.

We'd love to hear from you.