DAF: Macular Degeneration Research

Help put an end to macular degeneration by making a donor-advised fund gift today.

What is a Donor-Advised Fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a wonderful way to simplify your giving to Macular Degeneration Research (MDR). It allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities and put your charitable contributions in an account where they can be invested and grow tax free.

If you have a donor-advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can conveniently log into your DAF now by using this DAF Direct form to make your grant recommendation to MDR.

With a DAF, you give when you would like, receive immediate and maximum tax deductions allowed by the IRS, and recommend grants as you desire. DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and put you in control of your philanthropic endeavors.

How it Works

  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free)
  • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice

The innovative research MDR funds with help from generous donors like you is our most powerful weapon against the disease. And through a DAF gift, you will join the fight, ensuring life-changing advancements continue by supporting visionary scientists as they search for a cure.

Your DAF Gift Will:

Fund the Most Promising Science

We fund breakthrough research that embraces the untried and unexpected. These “what-ifs” of science could potentially change the lives of more than 11 million Americans who have some form of macular degeneration. This number is expected to double by 2050. The need for a cure is urgent, and we must not leave any stone unturned.  

Promote Public Awareness of Macular Degeneration

In addition to supporting the fight against macular degeneration in labs around the world, we provide the public, individuals and families affected by the disease with vital information on cutting-edge clinical advances, advice from leading experts, tools to understand symptoms and manage the disease, support for caregivers, tips on prevention, and much more.

Through a DAF gift, you’ll make a life-changing difference for those affected by macular degeneration.

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