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