Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

American Endowment Foundation

aka AEF

Hudson, OH


Help donors give more in an impactful way and enjoy their philanthropy.

Ruling Year



Mr. Thomas Tobin

Main Address

5700 Darrow Rd Ste 118

Hudson, OH 44236 USA


Donor Advised Fund, DAF, family foundation, Tax advnatages of Donor Advised Funds, Lasting Legacy, Charitable planning for business owners





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Increase philanthropy in the United States.

Our programs

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

American Endowment Foundation(AEF) will become the donor advised fund program of choice by donors and their advisors that helps donors enjoy their philanthropic experience, inspire others and improve the world.

We Believe in Philanthropy We partner with advisors and donors to assist donors with their philanthropic expressions. Together, we are a powerful force for good. Quality Service Inspires Us We listen and ask to understand so we can respond and exceed expectations. We continually improve the way we provide service to our partners and each other. We are Caring and Supportive We value each individual as a person and as a member of the AEF team. We enjoy working together and celebrate our role in the giving community.

AEF has shown steady growth over the last few years which has allowed us to grow as needed. We embrace new technology and implement as needed but still provide a personal service to our business. Our goal is to become the preferred National Donor Advised fund, grow our assets which in turn will increase our grant making to other nonprofits.

AEF looks at fund balance growth along with the number of funds we have. The other factor we look at is the the public support test which is part of the 990 and also the percentage of grants made to our total fund balance. We have been showing a steady increase in growth over our 25 years in business and plan on continuing to help donors fulfill their philanthropic goals.

AEF wants to become the preferred National Donor Advised Fund program. We are projecting continued growth and have shown this over the last few years.

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American Endowment Foundation

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?