The fulfillment of our mission is only possible thanks to the generous support of our community. But did you know that there are many unique ways to support our vital work, outside of a personal donation?
Be a Fundraiser: Creating a personal campaign page gives you a chance to do something small, but make a big impact. You can spread the word about DSF and get your friends and family to rally behind a cause close to your heart. Learn more and create your fundraising page.
Employer Donation Matching: Many corporations match donations made by employees to nonprofits, to support employee charitable giving and to extend corporate philanthropy. Often this may double or even triple your donation. This tool will help you to determine if your employer has a donation matching program.
Donor Advised Funds: A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle like a charitable savings account. It provides an immediate tax benefit to you, and allows you to easily support DSF and other charities of your choice over time. Generally, you can invest cash and appreciated securities, as well as other assets that DSF may not be able to accept as a direct gift. Donate now via your DAF.
Give from your IRA: A charitable individual retirement account (IRA) rollover is a wonderful option for people 70 ½ years and older. That’s because it allows you to make a gift to DSF — from $100 to $100,000 — without the distribution counting as taxable income. This giving option is a direct contribution made from your traditional or Roth IRA to a public charity like DSF and it is a great option if you don’t normally itemize your charitable deductions. Use this online tool to learn more and fill out the forms from your IRA custodian, or print out the forms to fill them offline.
Gifts of Stock: Donating stocks allows you to avoid the capital gains tax and if you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount. DSF has invested in this secure online tool that enables you to donate your appreciated assets in 10 minutes.
Cryptocurrency: DSF now accepts donations of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies! This gives us one more way to fund our work and can provide you with extra tax benefits. Give crypto now!
Legacy Giving: There are many ways you can leave a legacy gift and help sustain DSF, while providing significant tax benefits for your family and heirs. In addition to an outright, tax-deductible cash gift, there are other ways you can support our mission:
- a bequest in your will or living trust
- a beneficiary designation on a life insurance policy, 401(k) plan, or IRA
- an endowment
- gifts of stock or other assets
- life estate gifts
Thank you for your continued support of DSF! If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, get in touch with us directly at email@example.com.