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Donor-Advised Funds

DAFs are a fast, easy way to support Miami Lighthouse's Mission

What is a donor-advised fund (DAF)?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a simple, flexible and tax-advantageous way to make a charitable donation. DAF's allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind accepts grants from DAFs in support of our mission. We partner with some of the largest DAF sponsor organizations and their philanthropic service teams in the United States.

Clients of BNY Mellon, Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable can make a designation to Miami Lighthouse through the DAF Direct window on this page.

Miami Lighthouse's tax I.D. number: 59-0637847

Interested in learning more about establishing a DAF? You should consult your professional advisor for their guidance.

Why are donor-advised funds used?

  • You can quickly put your charitable dollars into action
  • You can make recurring gifts with ease on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis
  • Giving accounts have the potential to grow, possibly providing additional funding when you are ready to make a gift
  • Easy to turn your portfolio into an impactful gift to help the blind and visually impaired

Note: Individual situations vary, so donors should consult their financial advisors.


How do I grant a donor-advised fund to Miami Lighthouse for the Blind?

We work with many of the top DAF Charitable Sponsors and we've made it easy to initiate your DAF grant recommendation to Miami Lighthouse. If you have an account at one of these popular charitable sponsors, grant today to our Federal EIN # 59-0637847 (Tax ID.)

Please request for your name and address to be included. We recommend that you contact Virginia Jacko at 305-856-4176 to inform us of your gift, so we can thank you for your generosity.


Contact your donor advised fund's charitable sponsor now and recommend a grant be distributed to Miami Lighthouse.

Use the DAF Direct window on this page or utilize the links below. For other sponsoring organizations or community foundations, contact your advisor directly and recommend a grant to Miami Lighthouse.

Fidelity Charitable
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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following



Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse received the coveted Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2023 Nonprofit Business Innovative Excellence NOVO Award with an organizational budget of $2 million and above.

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

The Children's Trust

Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.


Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)


Florida Blue Foundation

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Marlins Charity Partner

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.


Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

PR Week

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".


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