Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Fund Grants

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable savings account that offers the flexibility to support your favorite causes while receiving favorable tax benefits.

If your donor advised fund is managed by Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, click on the form below or use this link to quickly and easily recommend a grant online! Or, contact your representative and ask that gifts be sent to:

The Cooper Union - EIN 13-5562985
P.O. Box 22422
New York, NY 10087-2422


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.