You can fund the DAF by irrevocably contributing assets such as cash, appreciated stock, insurance proceeds, or various other forms of capital. Given that your DAF is a separate entity, you can take an immediate tax deduction for the amount of the gift.
If your annual charity donations fall below the standard deduction threshold, you can gift multiple years donations in a single year and get a larger tax deduction for that year. Donations to the charity can be disbursed in future years.
As Good as Gold’s Tax ID is #90-0083192