What Donations Are Accepted?

Giving Center is an IRS approved nonprofit 501(c)3 charity organization that operates across the United States. Giving Center accepts a wide variety of charitable donations including but not limited to: real estate donations, donor advised donations, vehicle donations, boat donations, aircraft donationscollectibles donationsstock donations, and more! Publicly traded securities are great assets to give. They are easily valued without an appraisal, and easy to transfer. Donating appreciated securities before they are sold typically results in a tax advantage.

A tax deduction is normally allowed based on the market value at the time of the gift. Since the deduction is based on current value, rather than cost, no tax is paid on the appreciation.

In order to properly receipt and acknowledge you for your donation, please make sure to contact our office with your intentions before the transfer.

For more information on donating stock, mutual funds, bonds, or other securities please contact Giving Center at 1-888-228-7320 or visit our website http://www.givingcenter.org today!

YOUR DONOR-ADVISED FUND (DAF)

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a personal charitable vehicle that donors can establish at a public charity such as a community foundation or financial institution. A DAF allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate income tax deduction, and recommend grants from the fund over time to qualified nonprofits, such as Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation.

Currently, donors can recommend grants to Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation from Fidelity® Charitable, Schwab® Charitable, and Greater Kansas City Community Foundation through the link below. More sponsoring charities may be added in the future, so please check back if your fund isn’t currently listed. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at 1-888-228-7320 or online at: http://www.givingcenter.org

REAL ESTATE

Property gifts can include personal residences, second homes, income property, and vacant land. Gifts of appreciated property typically qualify for an immediate tax deduction and result in avoidance of tax on appreciation.

The amount of the deduction for a contribution of real estate is normally valued at the current market value of the property.

For more information about donating land, buildings, houses or other real estate, please contact Giving Center at 1-888-228-7320 or at http://www.givingcenter.org

TRUSTS

You can make a significant gift to Giving Center while addressing multiple financial and family needs.

A Charitable Remainder Trust is for you if you would like to make a significant gift to Giving Center  while retaining or increasing your income from the assets you contribute.

A Charitable Lead Trust is for you if you want your gift to provide income for Giving Center with the final outcome of passing on your appreciating assets to the next generation.

A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust is for you if you wish to make a large gift and receive a fixed-income payout each year.

A Charitable Remainder Unitrust is for you if you wish to make a large gift and create a flexible source of retirement income for several years.

HOST OR SPONSOR AN EVENT

Do you or your business want to create an event or promotion that benefits Giving Center? Our Special Events and Corporate Giving teams will work with you!

If you are interested in a promotion or cause marketing, explore our Corporate Giving opportunities.

DONATE AUCTION ITEMS

  • Gift certificates and gift baskets from restaurants, spas, shops and other providers of goods and services
  • Jewelry
  • Signed sports memorabilia
  • Airline tickets, vacation rentals, hotel stays and other travel-related items

If you are interested in donating a gift in-kind item(s), please fill out the gift-in-kind donation form. For more information about donating items, please contact us at 1-888-228-7320 or visit us online at: http://www.givingcenter.org

VEHICLES

Vehicle donations that benefit Giving Center are managed by Online Car Donation.org.

Ready to donate a vehicle? Complete their online donation form to start the process.

You can donate vehicles to benefit Giving Center including:

  • cars
  • trucks
  • boats
  • airplanes
  • motorcycles
  • recreational vehicles.

Your vehicle donation will be either sold at auction or sent to an auto recycler and a portion of the proceeds of the sale will go to Giving Center.

Currently, we accept donations throughout the United States and most areas throughout the state. Contact Giving Center for more information.

Is my donation tax-deductible? 

Yes. Giving Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the Foundation qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.

What do I need to donate my car

The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.

Will you pick up my car?

Yes, a tow company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title. You will be instructed on how to sign the title.

The driver may have you sign some paperwork authorizing the tow. The driver will leave you a tow receipt showing that he/she collected the vehicle on behalf of the Foundation via Online Car Donation.

How is the value of my car determined?

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, we will need to get additional information from you so that we can send you a completed IRS form 1098C. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction from the donation of a vehicle. 

For more information about your tax benefits from donating a vehicle, visit http://www.irs.gov.

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