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Please fill out this form to make a donation by check. To make a credit card donation by telephone, please call 212.792.1620.
Celebrate someone’s birthday or honor the memory of a loved one by making a donation in their name.
If your company has a matching gift program, you can double or even triple your donation! Find out if your employer has a matching gift program today.
Make a gift to AJWS through your donor-advised fund (DAF). A donor-advised fund (DAF) enables you to support human rights with AJWS while making the most of tax benefits and seeing your investment grow.
To make an electronic funds transfer (EFT) to AJWS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will share instructions for making the transfer via your banking institution.
Learn how to include AJWS in your charitable estate plans to promote human rights for generations to come.
Make a gift of appreciated stock and maximize your gift and tax savings.
For information about making an IRA gift, please contact your financial advisor or the organization that houses your IRA and request your gift transfer to AJWS. Please ensure that your request includes your name and address, and whether your gift is a Qualified Charitable Deduction (QCD).
Make a gift via an ACH (Automated Clearing House) direct payment or money transfer from your bank account.
Please make checks payable to:
American Jewish World Service
PO Box 568
Etna, NH 03750
AJWS’s EIN is 22-2584370.
Yes, AJWS is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, which means your gift to AJWS can be deducted from your taxes. You will be provided with a gift acknowledgment that shows the amount and date of your tax-exempt donation.
For online donations, a transaction confirmation email, which can be retained for your records, will be sent to you within a few minutes of donating. For online gifts above $1,000, a paper acknowledgment will also be mailed within one week of our receipt of your donation. If you’d like to opt-out of paper acknowledgments for your online gifts, or if you’d like to request an acknowledgment reissue for a previous gift, please contact email@example.com.
For other gifts, an acknowledgment will be mailed within one week of our receipt of your donation.
According to US tax laws, you may not designate your gift to a specific grantee, entity or individual. However, you may restrict a donation of $10,000 or more to support specific AJWS programs, such as sexual health and rights, civil and political rights, climate justice and natural resource rights or general disaster relief. AJWS requires donors to specify gift restrictions in writing.
You can double your support for human rights with AJWS if your employer has a matching gift program. Our form makes it easy to leverage your company’s charitable giving program to achieve your philanthropic goals and make your dollars go farther toward a more just and equitable world! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
To learn more about making a gift of mutual funds, please visit our Gift of Stock page or contact Cathy Wolf at 212.792.2900 or email@example.com.
Yes, you are permitted to direct gifts to a charitable organization through Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). Your contribution to qualifying DAFs (often held at community foundations) are treated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a charitable contribution at the time of the contribution to the DAF. You may subsequently advise as to which charitable organization or organizations distributions are to be made. IRS regulations prohibit you, your donor advisor, or your family members from receiving any benefit in excess of an incidental one as a result of the DAF distribution. Failure to adhere to these regulations could put you, the DAF, or the charitable organization receiving the gift at risk.
Yes, AJWS can accept DAF gifts supporting an event only if you do not attend the event. If you plan to attend the event, AJWS will be unable to accept your DAF contribution. A ticket or table purchase for an event may be considered an impermissible benefit resulting from a DAF distribution. Guidelines published by several Donor Advised Funds prohibit you from using the DAF distribution to cover the deductible portion of an event ticket or table price and using other (non-DAF) funds to cover the non-deductible portion. If you wish to purchase a ticket or table to a charitable event and receive the corresponding benefits, you should make a non-DAF gift.
For more information, please consult your professional advisor.
I PURCHASED A TICKET OR TABLE FOR AN EVENT AND CANNOT ATTEND. CAN I CONSIDER THIS PURCHASE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
The ticket or table can be considered 100% tax deductible if you return the table or ticket to AJWS prior to the event and AJWS has the opportunity to make the ticket or table available for resale. The ticket or table cannot be considered 100% tax deductible if you do not inform AJWS in advance of the event that you will not be attending. In such instances, you should claim the tax-deductible amount listed on the event invite or receipt.
AJWS does not accept material donations, as they pose a financial and logistical burden to providing urgently needed assistance. Cash donations to AJWS are the most efficient way to give people what they need rapidly and appropriately.