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Donate to Big Ears through your Donor-Advised Fund using DAF Direct

Please consider recommending The Big Ears Festival as an organization to support through your donor advised fund. 

If you have a donor advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can make your grant recommendation to The Big Ears Festival through the DAF Direct online form. If your donor advised fund is not listed here, please contact your adviser at your DAF sponsoring organization directly to make your recommendation.

If you do not wish to make your DAF grant recommendation via DAF Direct, please direct your DAF sponsoring organization to make checks payable to The Big Ears Festival and mail to:

The Big Ears Festival
P.O. Box 217
Knoxville, TN 37901

The Big Ears Festival’s tax ID number is 81-0862420

For more information, please contact:
Casey Fox, Director of Development
[email protected]

How to Use the DAF Direct Form

– Select the sponsoring organization from the “Donate now from” field.

– Enter the amount (in dollars) you would like to recommend in the “Amount” field.

– Click on the “NEXT” button to proceed to the sponsoring organization’s website to complete your donor advised fund transaction. Please note, you will be directed to an external website to complete your transaction.

– If you have a DAF with a sponsoring organization not represented on this list, you can still recommend grants.

Knoxville, TN · USA



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