Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAF) are the fastest-growing giving method and a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. DAFs allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants through the fund over time.

A DAF allows you to give back to a cause that’s close to your heart - like JW House. It’s an opportunity to put your charitable dollars to work – where the need is great – but on your own terms. Thus, you have flexibility to tailor your philanthropic giving in easy, cost-effective ways.

You can partner with JW House through your DAF and help support families facing medical crises, enabling them to stay close when they need each other most.

How to recommend a gift to JW House through your DAF:

  1. Request a grant distribution through your DAF sponsor.
  2. Be sure to use the JW House EIN # 20-2034560
  3. Indicate whether your gift is unrestricted or designated to a specific cause i.e. a program, appeal/mailer, or general support. You can also designate JW House as a beneficiary for your DAF.

Mailing Address:

JW House
3850 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Wire Transfers

Contact us for wire transfer instructions.

Learn More

Click here to learn more about Donor Advised Funds and what it takes to start your own DAF.


Let Us Know

If you already have a DAF, have recommended a gift to JW House, and wish to let us know about your gift, please contact us!


Donor Advised Funds Contact
(408) 606-8545

Donor Advised Fund Spotlight

Ed and Kathy Almazol

Ed and Kathy Almazol

Kathy Almazol got to know JW and his family, the Knapens, while working as principal at St. Clare School (JW’s sister’s school). Kathy stood by JW’s side when his cancer relapsed, playing mad-libs and watching movies with JW when his mom needed to shower or have a meal. Kathy saw first-hand the need for support services for families in similar situations

Today, Kathy and her husband, Ed Almazol, remain involved with JW House, where Ed was even a weekly maintenance volunteer for several years. The Almazols recently opened a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) in support of JW House, so they could streamline their support for caregivers. Kathy explains that “while they don’t have the most money,” they knew that what they contributed to their DAF would be specifically set aside to support JW House. She shares that one of their favorite things about supporting smaller nonprofits like JW House, is that “every single donation goes a long way. Anything we  do to support JW House is given back a hundredfold to families.”