A friend on another message board and I are learning how to set up 501(c)(3)'s for charitable purposes. We both believe in the concept of anonymous gifts and giving to those in true need. Does anyone have some practical experience in how we can give funds to needy folks, qualified thru the criteria of our 501(c)(3)'s, and have them not be able to know who the funds came from? Being able to trace it to the 501(c)(3)'s name or a PO box is probably OK. We don't want our signature on checks. He and I both live and work in small communities, and we do not want to be known within our communities for these purposes. We want no "credit" or recognition, ever. Any insight or advice appreciated on how to achieve these goals. The local banks were not helpful.