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Donor-Advised Fund 

Donor-advised funds provide you with a simple, flexible and tax-efficient giving opportunity. Receive an immediate tax deduction when you deposit cash or proceeds from appreciated assets into a single charitable giving account. Then, recommend grants be made to Positive Options and your other favorite charities at a time that works best for you. 
Through Positive Options’ membership with 
Barnabas Foundation, you have complimentary access to the “Stewards Fund,” a donor-advised fund that reflects your biblical values. 


Benefits of Using the Stewards Fund


  • Timing. Receive an immediate tax deduction at the time you make
    a gift into the Stewards Fund. Then, at a time that works best for
    you, advise Barnabas Foundation how you wish your gifts to be distributed to Positive Options and other ministries close to
    your heart.

  • Flexibility. Grants can be requested at any time of the day using Barnabas Foundation’s convenient online grant system. You may choose to give in one-time or recurring increments, and you may choose to designate your gift to meet specific organizational needs at Positive Options.

  • Simplicity. Simplify your giving and record-keeping by making all gifts of cash, stocks or appreciated assets from a single account.

  • Privacy. You can choose to make any or all grants to Positive Options anonymously. 

  • Expertise. Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Barnabas Foundation staff who will manage and liquidate your non-cash
    asset gifts.

  • Cost-effective. Many families choose to use their Stewards Fund account as a cost-effective alternative to establishing a private foundation. 


Learn More: To learn more about setting up a Stewards Fund account or other smart and powerful giving options. Call Marilyn at 616.396.8127 ext. 250  or email

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Request your free copy of “Smart and Powerful Giving: Increase Your Impact Through Planned Gifts.”

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