Donor Advised Services

A donor advised fund offers a simple, low-cost, flexible way to do your charitable giving. By establishing a fund at North Star Fund, you can use our 37 years of experience to amplify your personal philanthropy.

Your donor advised fund supports our activist-led grantmaking in significant ways. Administrative fees add to the funds available for our other grants. And many donors choose to support groups already recognized by our Community Funding Committee for doing effective cutting-edge work. When you open a donor advised fund at North Star Fund, you join with other donors to raise the profile of progressive philanthropy in New York City.

At North Star Fund, we have our finger on the pulse of community organizing and grassroots activism in New York City. You may know which organizations you'd like to support. Or, if you'd like some help finding groups doing good work, for a small fee North Star Fund can help you direct your money to what you care most about.

What our partners say

Asa Johnson

A trustee of a family foundation who turned to North Star Fund for ways to kickstart and expand grassroots voter empowerment efforts.
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Maya Iwata

Organized her friends to fund emerging groups led by social entrepreneurs, and needed a donor advised partner with low minimum fees and a dedication to grassroots efforts.
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Allyssa Bonilla

An activist with Western Queens Power for the People. Her group needed a grantmaking partner that was thoroughly professional and an expert in facilitating community-led efforts.
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If you're interested in learning more about our donor advised services or setting up a donor advised fund, please contact cori schmanke parrish at or (212) 620-9110.