To make a donation to charity, write a check, give out your assets or volunteer your time to a charity foundation, or join a giving circle, including investment and book clubs that fund the needy. You can build a private family foundation if you intend to meet certain donor values.
It is advisable to write checks in case you are giving out large amounts of money. Donate through donor-advised funds because they are cheaper and more accessible than private institutions. Find intermediaries who can channel donations to particular locations or foundations that deal with specific matters. Go online if you wish to make a fast donation. Assets you can give include cars, furniture, clothing and food.