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How do I use my donor advised fund to sponsor a child? Just include the child sponsorship number on the grant?
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Shorel

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Christina, Employee

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Hi Shorel! You most certainly can use your donor-advised fund to sponsor a child. You will need to provide the following with your donation: Supporter number, Supporter name, Supporter address, and the fund designation. To sponsor a child, the fund designation will be DS (Designated Support), and you will need to provide the child's number. Please let us know if you have further questions :). 
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Cassio Tanikawa

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Hi Christina, I would like to use my donor-advised fund too. A few questions:
- Is the supporter number the same as the sponsor number?
- The donation needs to be initiated from the donor advised fund (providing the info you mentioned) and not from Compassion International?
- Is it possible to make recurring donations from the donor-advised fund?
- On my donor advised fund, the only place I can add additional info is on a online field "Note for the receiving charity". I could add the Supporter number, Supporter name, Supporter address, fund designation and the child's number. Would that work?
- I have 3 kids and each one of them will sponsor a different child. Should I have 3 different recurring donations, or only one donation with the information of the 3 sponsored kids? Does it matter?
Thank you,
Cassio
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Cassio Tanikawa

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My wife set it up under her name. What's the charity tax id I need to use to sponsor a child? I found 3 different ones. Thank you!
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Cassio, our public charity tax ID or EIN is 36-2423707. Please let us know if you need any additional information.
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Cassio Tanikawa

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Hi Susan, my fund only allows me to donate amounts higher than $50. Would it be ok to donate every 2 months? Other options would be every quarter, every semester or annually. Let me know what works best. Thank you
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Sarah, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Cassio! Yes, you can absolutely make donations however it works best for you with those options :).
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Cassio Tanikawa

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Just wanted to confirm that the option of donating to multiple kids at once, doesn't work.
Thanks!

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