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Funding Startups with DAFs

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Funding Startups with DAFs

Holly sat down with Haider Nazar, CEO of MAHA Global, to discuss accessing philanthropic capital to fund early-stage startup companies. A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable vehicle that allows an individual to set aside money tax free in one year and grant it out to non-profits over multiple years. Montcalm’s DAF offering is unique because it also allows this donated money to be invested in positively impactful for-profit companies for an investment return, in addition to making direct grants. This is an effective strategy that philanthropists can use if they want to invest in a company from the charitable side of their portfolio.

MAHA Global is an ESG performance platform that empowers companies to meet their impact commitments, resulting in bottom line financial growth. MAHA is the first company to partner with Montcalm on this DAF funding model. Holly and Haider share a passion and a commitment to solving the world’s challenges by unblocking abundant capital, in order to fund the many solutions that already exist. Listen to their informative and optimistic conversation here.

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Montcalm DAF.

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