One of the nation’s largest independent donor-advised fund sponsors.

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AEF expands philanthropy by partnering with firms and financial advisors in the financial services industry. This enables more donors to create a significant charitable impact. 

Here’s what you can expect with AEF.

AEF partners with firms and financial advisors in an unbiased manner to expand philanthropic giving through donor-advised funds. We work with advisors and their clients to establish and administer AEF donor-advised fund accounts to increase the amount granted to our donors’ causes and charities. 

This approach affords us the ability to be laser-focused on what we do best: deliver a best-in-class experience.

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Established in 1993, American Endowment Foundation (AEF) is one of the nation’s largest independent donor-advised fund sponsors. AEF exclusively works with financial advisors and their donors, whose generosity enables us to be entrusted with nearly $7B in assets and grant nearly $5M each business day.


Our dedicated team of highly trained professionals provide a best-in-class experience. Coupled with our deeply knowledgeable team including our in-house philanthropic advisor, advance planning, client experience or advisor partnership teams, we are here to help you. AEF provides awareness and education related to donor-advised funds as the fastest growing giving vehicle in the charitable industry so you can achieve your goals.


At AEF, we understand that philanthropy is deeply personal. We are a mission-motivated organization, led by a people-driven culture making AEF a great place to work. This is why we aim to meet you where you are and guide you along your philanthropic journey. Let’s make an impact together.

Let’s make an impact together

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