Tax-Advantageous Ways to Give

Population Connection’s 40,000 dues-paying members make our work possible. We’re grateful for our members’ long-standing commitment to ensuring a more sustainable future for our planet.
Since recent tax law changes are in full effect, you may be thinking of the best ways to support your favorite causes, like Population Connection, while being mindful of tax benefits. On the facing page are a few ways you can support Population Connection this year, and either obtain a tax deduction or reduce your taxable income.
To learn more about any of these ways to give, please email us at giving@popconnect.org. A member of our team will get back to you right away!

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Gifts of Stock or Appreciated Securities

The entire value of your gift of stock (including appreciated value) will be tax-deductible. Even better, you’ll avoid all capital gains taxes on any appreciation. In effect, it becomes a double tax savings! We accept stock, bonds, and mutual funds.

Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts

If you’re at least 70 ½ years old, you may make a tax-free charitable gift to Population Connection directly from your traditional IRA. A donor can give up to $100,000 per year to charities directly from an IRA. Any IRA gift made will be considered part of your required minimum distribution (RMD). You can effectively reduce your taxable income for the year while making a generous gift to support our work.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) offers you the benefit of supporting Population Connection now and well into the future. With your irrevocable gift of $10,000 or more, you can establish a CGA that will provide you with guaranteed payments that will never change, for the rest of your life. If you’d like to secure a tax deduction now, while ensuring a reliable payment stream into the future, then a CGA could be right for you. If you’re donating appreciated stock or real estate, then you may realize additional tax savings through the reduction or delay of capital gains taxes.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides you with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. DAFs allow individuals, families, and corporations to make irrevocable charitable gifts to nonprofits like Population Connection. You would take an immediate tax deduction upon setting up your DAF with your local community foundation or financial institution, and that institution would make the gifts you designate.

Workplace Giving

Giving through your workplace is a simple and effective way to support us! Options include:

Matching Gifts: Many companies offer programs in which they match their employees’ charitable gifts. Guidelines vary—check with your human resources department to find out if your company offers a matching gift and if Population Connection falls within its guidelines.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): Population Connection is proud to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign through America’s Charities. If you’re a member of the federal workforce, please select ZPG/Population Connection when making your pledge! Our CFC number is 11632.

Vehicle Donations

Do you have an old vehicle that’s unreliable, unused, or otherwise unwanted? Population Connection accepts vehicles of all types, including boats, RVs, and even airplanes! Pickup is free, and your generous donation will be tax deductible for $500 or the ultimate sale value of your vehicle, whichever is higher. This service is provided through our partners at CAREASY. Please call them directly at 855-500-RIDE, or visit careasy.org to get started!

I hope this information will be useful to you as you consider your charitable giving decisions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at giving@popconnect.org or (877) 319-9880, if you’d like to discuss these or other ways to support Population Connection’s mission. Thank you!

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