Gifts that Reduce Your Taxes
You can foster independent, science-based solutions that improve people’s lives. What’s more, you can leave these generous gifts now and you may receive tax benefits to enjoy for yourself.
Gift of cash
One of the most common ways to make a gift to the Union of Concerned Scientists is to write a check, make a gift using a credit card, or donate online.
Stocks & bonds
This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. The next time you visit your bank, you can name the Union of Concerned Scientists (Tax ID: 04-2535767) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD), or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward bringing transparency to issues too often clouded by special interests.
A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield you or your heirs from taxes while funding the Union of Concerned Scientists.
* Congress has waived the annual Required Minimum Distribution from IRA Accounts in the year 2020 as part of the CARES Act in response to COVID-19. Please consider seeking advice from your financial advisor or tax professional to understand how recent changes to laws governing retirement plans may impact you and your charitable gift.
Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. You can make a gift of a life insurance policy without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.
A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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The content found on this site is general in nature and intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. To determine how a gift or estate planning decision might affect your particular circumstances, it is expressly recommended that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or other qualified professional.