With a donor-advised fund as part of the Novus Society, the distance between merely donating and being a philanthropist has never been shorter.
Novus Society at DonorsTrust fosters the next generation of philanthropists. It offers donor-advised fund accounts for young professionals under the age of 40, featuring lower minimum opening contribution requirements and opportunities to expand your charitable giving horizons by working collaboratively with your peers.
We think anyone can be a philanthropist, because philanthropy doesn’t depend on the amount of money you’re giving. Instead, what matters is the amount of thought and strategy you’re putting in.
Advance your charitable goals with a strategic giving tool, vetted causes, and a helpful partner.
Connect and collaborate with like-minded peers at special events and online.
Meet and learn from some of the most effective philanthropists in the world.
Name Your Fund
A simple application gets you started
Make Your Contribution
$1k opens your account and start making grants at $5k
Identify Causes to Support
1,800+ fully vetted, pro-liberty causes, or suggest others for us to consider
Change the World
Tell us how much to grant to your causes, and sit back while we do the rest
Our fund at Novus Society is the perfect place to house those regular contributions while we make our decisions and move forward in the best possible position to make a difference with our giving.
I was already convinced of the donor-advised fund model. Now I want to see society better reflect my values, so I appreciate advice from experts who know the space of people trying to advance my values.
Since joining Novus, we’ve budgeted our giving better, eliminated some of the weirdness we felt about giving, and helped us think through our giving in a more structured, purposeful way.
Through the Novus Society, I can begin to shape my own philanthropic strategy and learn from more experienced philanthropists and leading professionals in the field.
Many younger folks want to give to charity but they don’t know where to start. The Novus Society is the donor-advised fund program for givers under 40 that helps a new generation of philanthropist connect, engage, and have real impact with their
The Novus Society is a project of DonorsTrust, the principled community foundation with a commitment to limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise. DonorsTrust brings more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy that strengthens civil society and promotes liberty
A donor-advised fund through the Novus Society offers more than a platform for the mechanics of giving. As part of it, you’ll have access to volunteer and social events, mentorship conversations with more established givers in the DonorsTrust network, and a list of more than 1,800 pre-vetted organizations that have received grants from DonorsTrust gives Society members a starting point for any avenue of giving they choose.
So, you’re celebrating—or you’ve already celebrated—a very important birthday this year! (Maybe even a year or two ago; I know I let some folks sneak through an extra year.) Let me first say: Thank you so much for joining Novus Society. The group as a whole is better and more robust for having had you […]Read more
In our Client Stories series, we interview DonorsTrust clients on their philanthropy to share wisdom they’ve gleaned in their giving and how they evaluate their charitable priorities and goals. You can read the previous installment here. Scott, I met you through our mutual work in what is known as the “Liberty Movement”–the landscape of nonprofits […]Read more
In our Client Stories series, we interview DonorsTrust clients on their philanthropy to share wisdom they’ve gleaned in their giving and how they evaluate their charitable priorities and goals. You can read the previous installment here. This month, we’re hearing from Novus Society member Spencer Weaver. Spencer has a passion for free-market ideas and principles […]Read more
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