Ways to Give

Ways to Give to Ploughshares Fund

There are many convenient ways to make a gift to Ploughshares Fund that will have a lasting impact on our mission to reduce, and eventually eliminate, nuclear weapons. Not only will your contribution help move us toward the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons, it may also help you save money.
 
The best news: 100% of your donation will go directly to our grantmaking and programmatic activities with nothing subtracted for fundraising or administrative costs.
 
Please contact Deputy Director of Development Bonnie Fisk at bfisk@ploughshares.org or 415-668-2244 for more information about making a gift to support a safer world for all.
 

Cash

You can make a tax-deductible gift to Ploughshares Fund by

·      Mailing a check to:
Ploughshares Fund
Development Department
315 Bay St Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94133
 
·      Making a donation via credit card at ploughshares.org/donate
 
·      Calling 415-668-2244 and providing your credit card information by phone
 

Stock and Securities

By making a gift of stock held longer than one year, you may completely avoid paying capital gains tax. In addition, you may receive an income tax deduction for the current market value of the gift. You may deduct gifts totaling up to 30% of your adjusted gross income in any year, with a five-year carryover for any excess.

If you hold stocks or bonds with a broker, you may transfer the security electronically by instructing your broker to send the security to our account through the Depository Trust Company (DTC), First Republic Bank. 

·      Stock Donation Instructions
DTC #443 Pershing LLC
Include account name: Ploughshares Fund, Inc. #33L112118
 
·      Mutual Fund Donation Instructions
DTC #443 Pershing LLC
 
If you or your broker have any questions, please contact Alex Scheel at 415-248-7619.
 
Please notify Ploughshares Fund of your intent (by phone, email, or regular mail) by contacting Bonnie Fisk at bfisk@ploughshares.org or 415-668-2244.
 

Retirement Plan Assets and Required Minimum Distribution

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) allow IRA owners 70 ½ or older to directly transfer up to $100,000 annually, tax-free, from their IRA to a qualified nonprofit organization like Ploughshares Fund.

For owners of traditional IRAs age 72 or older taking required minimum distributions, QCDs reduce taxable income as the amount transferred to charity is not included in adjusted gross income (AGI) for the year. By not having to include QCDs in their AGI, IRA owners can potentially avoid alternative minimum tax, increased Medicare premiums, and the loss of exemptions, deductions, and credits.

And, whether required to take RMD or not, IRA owners making QCDs can still take advantage of higher standard deductions.
 

Estate Gifts

Make a lifelong commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons by including Ploughshares Fund in your estate plans and enjoy the benefits of membership in the Nuclear-Free Legacy Society. For more information about estate planning, visit ploughshares.org/legacy.