Making a lasting impact with Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

At Palo Alto Humane Society, we want to take a moment to express our deep gratitude for your unwavering support and dedication to our mission of strengthening the humane connection to animals in our community. Your commitment has made a significant impact on our ongoing efforts.

Today, we are thrilled to share an exciting opportunity with you that can help maximize the influence of your support. Have you heard about Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)? They are a powerful giving vehicle that allows you to create a lasting change and strategically contribute to our initiatives in a more efficient manner.

With a Donor Advised Fund, you have the ability to recommend a “grant” to our organization, directing it to support our programs and resources or any area where you feel it will have the greatest impact. Whether you make recurring donations monthly, quarterly, or custom, your consistent support enables us to plan and implement long-term projects that significantly improve the lives of animals and people in our community.

But that’s not all! If you already have a Donor Advised Fund, you can make an enduring impact by designating Palo Alto Humane Society as the beneficiary. By doing so, you ensure that your DAF continues to support our organization beyond your lifetime, leaving a lasting legacy that positively impacts countless animals for years to come.

We understand that managing your philanthropy is important to you, and that’s why we want to highlight the convenience and tax efficiency of Donor Advised Funds. They offer a flexible and hassle-free way to achieve your giving goals, allowing you to make a meaningful difference while aligning with your financial objectives.

Our team is dedicated to providing further information and assisting you in exploring the benefits of Donor Advised Funds. Whether you have questions or need guidance on setting up a DAF or designating Palo Alto Humane Society as a beneficiary, we are here to help. Simply reach out to us at, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

Thank you for considering this extraordinary opportunity to transform the lives of animals and people in our community. Together, we can make a profound and lasting difference.


To get a real sense of how Donor Advised Funds have an immediate and extensive impact on animals and people, please read below for an inspiring example.


Nola’s Story


A family in our community reached out to PAHS when Nola, their beloved feline companion, awoke unable to use her back legs. The distress of witnessing her pain was overwhelming, leaving them feeling helpless and uncertain about how to help. A visit to the veterinary hospital revealed that various tests were necessary to diagnose the cause of her paralysis.

Unfortunately, the family’s financial limitations prevented them from affording these extensive tests, and through some quick research, they discovered PAHS’ Pet Help program and reached out to us, sharing the gravity of Nola’s circumstances.

Contributions to PAHS through DAFs played an instrumental role in Nola’s story. Through this generosity, we were able to arrange the necessary tests, uncovering the underlying cause of her paralysis—a devastating blood clot. With this knowledge, Nola embarked on a healing journey, with PAHS providing her family with the financial support to receive the medication and rest she needed to regain her strength.

Nola’s resilience was awe-inspiring. Day by day, her family witnessed her gradual progress as she defied the odds. Her once immobile legs started to move again, her spirit reawakening with each small victory. The road to recovery was challenging, but Nola’s indomitable spirit carried her through.

This incredible transformation is a testament to the life-changing impact your DAF contributions can have on animals in need. With your support, we will be able to turn despair into hope, suffering into joy, and vulnerability into resilience.

 Inspiring our community to connect humanely with animals.