BMO Charitable Fund Program
A simpler alternative to a private foundation
BMO understands that the decision to donate to charity can demand a great deal of your time and
resources. With that in mind, the BMO Charitable Fund Program allows individuals who are looking for simplicity,
flexibility and efficiency in charitable giving to establish a BMO Charitable Fund Program Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) at
the National Philanthropic Trust. BMO has worked in collaboration with the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) to
establish the BMO Charitable Fund Program, a donor-advised fund program that is administered and sponsored by the
National Philanthropic Trust, a 501(c)(3), an independently operated public charity serving a national constituency.
Opening a DAF allows you to make a gift today and potentially receive immediate tax and estate planning benefits. Yet the distribution to charitable organizations can be spread over many years. And, as the term "donor-advised" suggests, you can recommend which charities and organizations should benefit from your donor-advised fund and how your donor-advised fund assets should be invested.
For more information about opening a DAF under the BMO Charitable Fund Program, please contact Claudia Sangster, Director, Philanthropy Services, at Harris myCFO, LLC at (310) 407-1141 or the BMO Charitable Fund Program's philanthropic professionals at NPT directly at 888-344-3454.
You may have noticed the new look of our web site and name! Effective November 15, 2012, The Harris Charitable Fund Program has been changed to the BMO Charitable Fund Program. While our look and name have changed, the program remains the same. Our new name better reflects our long standing affiliation with the BMO Financial Group