Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are one of the fastest-growing segments of the Canadian Charitable and Philanthropic sector. Although we believe the Canadian DAF market is 5-10 years behind the U.S. DAF market, we expect it to follow the same growth trajectory.
This Report provides an update on the Canadian Donor-Advised Fund market. We present the important characteristics of DAFs, their pros and cons, the current Canadian environment for the product, and a case study of the more prominent and largest Canadian DAFs. We also discuss Community Foundations, a particular segment of Canadian DAFs that are growing in popularity. The Canadian DAF market is presented in relation to similar markets in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.