Choosing a Corporate Philanthropy Approach

Publication date: 
February, 2021

This resource provides an overview of important topics and distinctions among the three primary forms of corporate philanthropy: corporate giving programs, corporate foundations and corporate donor advised funds (DAFs).

A business may choose any one of these approaches to their philanthropy or use a combination of these structures to achieve their goals. This information is provided by Ask CMF – a technical assistance service of the Council of Michigan Foundations – for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

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