Donor Advised Fund

Donors may recommend grants from their DAF to IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charities. Fund administrators have access to a database of more than one million U.S.-based charities for researching qualified charitable organizations. The Cradle Foundation is a qualified charity.

Donors can make contributions from their DAF to The Cradle Foundation as 1) a one-time gift, 2) an annual gift, or 3) a beneficiary of part of the DAF after the donor is deceased. Donors may not use their DAF to pay for event tickets or other gifts where they receive goods or services.

In the event a fund administrator requests information about The Cradle Foundation, the following is frequently requested:

Legal Name: The Cradle Foundation
Tax ID Number: 45-0506764
Incorporated in :1923
Address: 2049 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 475-5800

For more information, contact The Cradle's Development Office at 847.475.5800 or email