ACT

Donate Now. Help End Hunger.

Every dollar you give to support our advocacy helps Bread for the World secure hundreds of dollars in lifesaving assistance for families in the United States and around the world.

Make a Gift

Our persistent and faithful advocacy has transformed the lives of millions of people, but we couldn’t do it without you. 

For every dollar you donate, Bread helps win hundreds of dollars in federal government assistance for people experiencing hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world. That’s a powerful return on your investment to build pathways out of poverty.

We take our role as fiscal stewards seriously. We work to keep our overhead rate low and maximize the impact of every gift entrusted to us.

Give Monthly

You can help end hunger every month of the year with ongoing gifts to Bread for the World. Your monthly gift through the Baker’s Dozen program will support our advocacy together, equip our members to take action now, and organize like-minded advocates across the nation, month after month. The amount you choose is automatically charged monthly, and you can cancel or change your commitment at any time.

MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT

Donor-Advised Funds

Consider a gift to Bread for the World Institute through your donor-advised fund or family foundation.

Bread for the World Institute
Tax ID number: 51-0175510

You may also wish to name Bread for the World Institute an organizational beneficiary of your donor-advised fund (Tax ID number: 51-0175510).

Give in Honor or in Memory of Someone

Recognize someone special – or celebrate a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or other special event – by supporting Bread’s work to end hunger.

MAKE AN HONOR OR MEMORIAL GIFT

Tax-Smart Giving

Charitable Distribution from IRAs

If you are 70½ years and older, you may want to make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA directly to Bread for the World Institute. These gifts are not taxable income but can satisfy part or all of the required minimum withdrawal from an IRA, so they may be helpful even to non-itemizers. And QCDs offer other tax benefits for you and your family now and in the future.

 

Stocks and Securities

Gifts of stock may provide a double tax benefit. If you have held a stock for a year and a day, you may transfer it to Bread for the World Institute and receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock. And charitable transfers of stock can be a way to avoid capital gains taxes.

Gifts of stock can also be made to Bread for the World. They are not tax-deductible, but they can be a way to avoid capital gains taxes on stocks that have appreciated significantly.

For contributions to Bread for the World Institute (tax-deductible):
Account number: 001050977464
Tax ID number: 51-0175510
DTC number: 2803

For contributions to Bread for the World (not tax-deductible):
Account number: 001050977463
Tax ID number: 13-2803276
DTC number: 2803

Broker information:
U.S. Bank
Attn: Juanita Dixon
U.S. Bank Institutional Trust & Custody
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 517
Washington, DC 20036
202-261-0784
[email protected]

If you wish to make contributions of stock, please contact Vince Mezzera at 800-822-7323, ext. 1128 or [email protected] To ensure you receive credit for your gift of stock, please be sure to include information about the stock you are contributing, including your name and the number of shares. If your personal broker will be working directly with our broker, please give her or him special instructions to include your name in the transaction.

 

Charitable Gift Annuities

Many Bread members use charitable gift annuities to provide lifetime income at a fixed rate of return — and to make a substantial gift to Bread for the World Institute in the future.

With a charitable gift annuity, you can receive fixed payments for life — with possible tax savings — and support our work to end hunger.

Charitable gift annuities can be funded with gifts of cash, long-term appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. In the year in which you make a gift to set up a charitable gift annuity, you may be entitled to a tax deduction for your gift.

Bread for the World members who are 65 years or older may contribute $10,000 or more to establish a gift annuity through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Foundation. Gift annuity rates were recently increased, so your guaranteed annual income may be higher than you expected.

You may request, without cost or obligation, a confidential illustration of your annuity payments and possible tax deductions.

For more information and for a confidential, personalized illustration of the tax and income benefits you might receive with a charitable gift annuity, please contact:

Vince Mezzera
Donor Relations
Bread for the World
800-822-7323, ext. 1128
[email protected]

This information is not intended to be legal or financial advice. You are encouraged to speak with your attorney or financial planner.

Future Gifts

Bequest and Estate Giving

When you include a gift to Bread for the World or Bread for the World Institute in your will, trust, or estate plan, your legacy of compassion for those who struggle with hunger will continue into the future.

Wills are important no matter your wealth or your age. Everyone can benefit from having a will. Here’s why:

  • Save time, money, and stress for you — and your loved ones.
  • Decide for yourself who will get your property.
  • Take the guesswork out for your family.
  • Provide for the care of your pets.
  • Ensure your support lives on in an enduring legacy for organizations like Bread for the World.

You can arrange a gift of a specific amount, a percentage, or all or part of the residuum of your estate. We would be happy to talk with you or send you more information about creative ways you can make a legacy gift to further Bread’s impact. 

For more information, please contact:
Vince Mezzera
Donor Relations and Legacy Giving
800-822-7323, ext. 1128
[email protected]

SAMPLE BEQUEST LANGUAGE

 

IRA, DAF, and other accounts

You can name Bread for the World or Bread for the World Institute as an organizational beneficiary of your individual retirement account, donor-advised fund, certificate of deposit, or other accounts. 

This information is not intended to be legal or financial advice. You are encouraged to speak with your attorney or financial planner.

Other Ways to Give

Workplace and Matching Gifts

Many employers will match donations to charitable organizations like Bread for the World Institute. Contact your employer’s human resources department to see if they have a matching gift program.

Also, many employers offer payroll deduction programs that may allow you to make gifts to Bread for the World Institute. Your tax-deductible gifts will support our work of research and education. Through payroll deduction, you can have your employer deduct a small amount of money from your paycheck each pay period to support Bread’s work. If you are a federal employee, you can participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Speak with your human resources department for more information.

Bread for the World Institute
Tax ID number: 51-0175510
CFC number: 11341

 

Vehicle Donations

Bread accepts donations of automobiles; this is a tax-deductible donation. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.