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Donor Advised Funds

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Manage your charitable giving in a tax-efficient and impactful way

Clients of BNY Mellon, Fidelity Charitable, and Schwab Charitable can now make a designation from their donor-advised funds (DAFs) to the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy through DAF Direct right here on our website. Simply fill out the form and select “Next” to help protect our community’s waterways, wildlife, and way of life.  

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s tax I.D. number is 16-1389010.
PLEASE! When donating from a DAF, please be sure to let us know that you’ve done so.  Often, we receive the funds through the financial institution as anonymous and have no way of knowing who has provided such generous support. You are important to us, and we want to be able to thank you, so please be sure to call or email our lead gifts officer to let us know you’ve made a grant through a DAF!


Whitney Gleason, 716.664.2166 ext.1006,

DAFs, are a great way to support the charities you care about. You get the benefit of an immediate tax deduction and get to have a larger impact on the organizations you choose to support through grants that you recommend from the fund over time.  
Grants made to the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy can be designated in one of two ways:
•    For us to use wherever the need is greatest (unrestricted)
•    For us to use for a specific program that matches the donor’s interests (for example: education, staff endowment, land acquisition and protection)

If you need assistance with the form, have questions about making a designation, or would like help making a grant from a DAF outside of the above listed institutions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Whitney Gleason, 716.664.2166 ext.1006,

Why the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy?

When you choose to become a donor to the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, you have a direct and tangible impact on your local community.  We work throughout Chautauqua County to preserve and protect our waterways, natural spaces for our wildlife, and places of peace and respite for our people. Your support stays here and gives you the opportunity to have a much greater impact. Consider joining our team so that we can work together to accomplish our shared goals of cleaner healthier water throughout Chautauqua County. 

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