The RainShine Foundation Launches Donor-Advised Fund with the Advise Us Foundation

The RainShine Foundation Launches Donor-Advised Fund with the Advise Us Foundation

Antioch, Sep 11, 2018 (  – The RainShine Foundation (RainShine), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting remote Congolese communities, is proud to announce the launch of its donor-advised fund, the RainShine Donor-Advised Fund. RainShine has entered into a partnership with the Advise Us Foundation, a national public charity dedicated to making the processes of donor-advised and planned giving more accessible, collaborative and beneficial for charities, donors, and their advisers. Through a generous, anonymous gift, the RainShine donor-advised fund enables the organization to build up financial reserves and plan for long-term capital improvement projects.

Through its charitable giving partner, Advise Us Foundation, RainShine supporters can contribute a wide range of assets to RainShine’s donor-advised fund, including cash, appreciated stock, bonds, mutual funds, restricted and closely-held or non-publicly traded securities, real estate, limited partnerships, deferred gifts, and other illiquid assets. Assets in the donor-advised fund grow tax-free.

“The decision for RainShine to partner with the Advise Us Foundation was simple. We were seeking a like-minded organization that was small enough to listen to our unique needs but also big enough to provide the charitable giving guidance we need now and into the future,” said Rob Freedman, Founder and Managing Director of The RainShine Foundation.

This partnership will help ensure RainShine’s work building schools and other community infrastructure can continue and eventually expand to other villages in the Bas-Uele region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For far too long, this region of the Congo has been underserved by both the Congolese government and international NGOs alike. RainShine stands as the only international organization working to help the people of Epi achieve the future they wish for themselves.

Furthering this partnership, “We work toward matching the interest of donors to the needs of the organization and providing outcomes to help them enhance the difference they are making.” said Amy Roy, Charitable Catalyst and Managing Director of the Advise Us Foundation. “We look forward to bringing our expertise in this area to help RainShine meet its long-term development goals.”


Founded in 2012, The RainShine Foundation is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting community development efforts in remote communities located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The primary beneficiary of The RainShine Foundation’s efforts is residents of a small village, Epi. Within this village, RainShine operates primary and secondary schools, a medical dispensary, and (coming in fall 2018) a High-Frequency radio station. For further information, please visit


The Advise Us Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers nonprofits planned giving and major gift program support. AUF provides advanced giving techniques to achieve donor charitable, financial and tax planning goals while providing charities with the tools they require to meet donor needs. For more information about the Advise Us Foundation, visit or call 708.800.8474.