Get Low Fees and Great Service in One Account

One of the best ways to help maximize the funds available in your Charitable Giving Program account is to keep a close eye on expenses.

As a Program donor, you benefit from some of the lowest administrative fees among the largest national donor-advised funds. You can feel confident that the Program is committed to keeping expenses low while delivering high-quality service.

Saving on fees means you can have more money available to help your favorite charities.

Total fees

The total annual fees for your Program account are the sum of the administrative and investment fees.

Administrative fee

The Program continues to have some of the lowest administrative fees among the largest national donor-advised funds:

Account Balance Administrative Fee
First $500,000 0.50%
Next $500,000 0.39%
Next $1,500,000 0.18%
Next $2,500,000 0.12%
Next $10,000,000 0.10%
$15 million and over 0.09%

The Program assesses this fee on your account's assets to help cover operating and administrative expenses. The prorated assessment is made on a daily basis and is reflected in the net asset value of each investment pool.

Please note: Accounts that are reduced to a zero balance through grant recommendation(s) within the first six months from account inception will be assessed an administrative fee of $500 prior to awarding the final grant.

Investment fee

The Program has established service agreements with T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., to manage the Program's investment pools. Investment returns are net of expenses of the underlying mutual funds. Annualized expense ratios as of last quarter are as follows:

Pool Name Expense Ratio
Balanced Index Pool 0.27%
Growth Pool 0.57%
Moderate Growth Pool 0.59%
Gift Preservation Pool 0.34%
Global Equity Pool 0.58%
Diversified Income Pool 0.57%
Total Equity Market Index Pool 0.30%
International Equity Index Pool 0.45%
International Equity Pool 0.90%