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Charitable Distributions from IRAs

Congress has made the direct charitable distribution of IRA funds a permanent provision, so many Bread for the World members are making this part of their annual giving plan. Individuals 70 ½ years or older may contribute up to $100,000 to qualified charities.

To take advantage of this provision, a check must be sent from the IRA directly to Bread for the World Institute. You do not declare this withdrawal as income on your tax return, nor does it qualify for a charitable tax deduction. Thus this type of gift may be helpful to non-itemizers. A qualified charitable distribution, though, can satisfy part or all of the required minimum withdrawal from an IRA.

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.

Matching Gifts

Double or triple your gift to Bread for the World Institute. Many employers will match donations to charitable organizations like Bread for the World Institute. Gifts made by current employees, employees’ spouses, and even retirees may be eligible for matching support. Contact your employer’s human resources department to see if they have a matching gift program.

Stock and Securities

Stocks and securities can be transferred or given to Bread for the World Institute. Gifts of stock may provide a double tax benefit: an income-tax deduction for the property's full fair-market value and the stock's appreciation may help you avoid capital gains taxes. Gifts of stock can also be made to Bread for the World, but they are not tax-deductible.

  • Broker information: 
    U.S. Bank
    Attn: Juanita Dixon 
    U.S. Bank Institutional Trust & Custody
    1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 517
    Washington, DC 20036
  • 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

If you wish to make contributions of stock, please contact Vince Mezzera at 800-822-7323, ext. 1128 or vmezzera@bread.org. 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.

Vehicle Donations

Bread for the World Institute accepts donations of automobiles. This is a free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax-deductible donation benefiting Bread for the World Institute.

You can donate online or call 877/999-8322 to make your donation.

Bread for the World Institute has made arrangements with V-DAC to ensure your vehicle donation will be properly handled and that you receive a tax deduction. For more information about V-DAC and making a vehicle donation to benefit Bread for the World Institute, please visit V-DAC online or call 877/999-8322.

Workplace Giving

If you are a federal employee, you can support Bread for the World Institute by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Many state and local governments — and even some private corporations — offer payroll deduction programs that may allow you to make gifts to Bread for the World Institute. Your tax-deductible gifts will support the Institute’s work of research and education.

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

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