Find out if your employer matches charitable gifts. Many employers will match charitable donations of their employees. You may be able to double or even triple your gift to Earthworks.
You may be able to donate through your paycheck. Ask your employer.
Earthworks participates in the Combined Federal Campaign, the workplace giving program for federal government employees.
Earthworks is also a member of EarthShare. EarthShare is a national federation of environmental charities that’s worked for more than 20 years to connect people and organizations with effective ways to support critical environmental causes through workplace giving.
Donate by Stock, Bond, or Mutual Fund
By donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds, you can help protect communities and the environment while receiving tax advantages. When you transfer ownership of stock, you receive a charitable tax deduction for its full market value and incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits) on shares held for at least one year.
To make a stock gift, please contact Ann Corbett, Philanthropy Director, at (202) 887-1872 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org. so that we may properly track and acknowledge your gift. Then ask your broker to transfer the stock to Earthworks. Our broker is Fidelity Investments, DTC# 0226, account number # Z04474256.
We will confirm receipt of the gift as soon as we receive it. Please be aware that it may take several days or weeks for the transaction to be completed.
If you own stock that is worth less now than when you bought it, it may be advantageous to sell the stock, take a capital loss on your tax return, and donate the proceeds to Earthworks. Consult your financial advisor first about the potential tax benefits.
If you are over 70.5 years old and have an IRA account, you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) annually. If you send your RMD to Earthworks, your withdrawal is free of income tax.
Donor Advised Fund
Some donors choose to make their charitable gifts through donor advised funds, which allow them to give to their fund and then distribute donations at a later date. Earthworks gratefully accepts donations from donor-advised funds. If you have a fund through a Fidelity, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon or Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, you can direct a gift online through DAF Direct.
Name Earthworks as a beneficiary in your will, establish a charitable trust or give through a retirement plan or your life insurance policy. These giving methods can reduce your taxes while making a lasting contribution to protecting the environment and sustaining Earthworks’ mission for years to come. Sign up to join the Legacy Circle here.