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Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about Groundswell.

What is Groundswell?
Why would I use Groundswell instead of just giving straight to charities?
How do I create an account?
Is Groundswell free?
How does Groundswell make money?
What does Groundswell do with my information?
What is the relationship between Groundswell Giving, Inc and Groundswell Charitable Foundation, Inc?
What is a Donor-Advised Fund?
Is this a personal foundation?
How do I fund my account?
Are there minimum or maximum account limits?
What’s the difference between a contribution and a distribution?
Does Groundswell have to approve my recommended distribution?
How does Groundswell vet nonprofit organizations?
Does Groundswell currently deny distributions to any nonprofits currently in good standing with the IRS?
How frequently does Groundswell disburse donations to charities?
How soon after I make a contribution to Groundswell can I make a distribution to charity?
Can I place a restriction on my donation to a charity?
What information about me does Groundswell share with charities I donate to?
How are my taxes impacted by using a donor-advised fund?
How and when do I receive my tax receipt?
What are the tax advantages of donating stock or crypto?