Ways of Giving

If you believe that current environmental challenges deserve independent investigation and innovative, practical solutions, become an RFF supporter today. RFF brings something to the table that no other organization does, and for that reason, we hope we can count on you. Explore the many ways of giving:

Give through your workplace

Many companies have programs through which they will "match" the charitable contributions made by their employees. Through corporate gift matching, your employer can double your gift or more to RFF, making it go further.

By using your employer's matching gift program, you could double or triple the impact of your gift to RFF. How to get started:

  1. Check with your employer to see if it offers a matching gift program for personal charitable donations.
  2. Complete the matching gift form. RFF’s Tax ID number is 53-0220900.
  3. Make a donation
  4. Mail your form:
    Resources for the Future
    ATTN: Development Department
    1616 P Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  5. Our team will verify receipt of your gift and return the form to your company for matching funds.

Conditions and criteria for matching gifts vary by employer.

Give stocks, bonds, or mutual funds

Gifts to RFF In the form of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have appreciated in value may be especially attractive to you under current tax laws.

When you transfer ownership of securities to RFF, you receive a charitable income tax deduction for their full market value, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income, and you incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits).

Donor information will not be included with your electronic transfer, so please alert us in advance about the type of securities and number of shares you plan to give. You can do so by emailing mollen@rff.org.

Following is the information necessary to transfer securities to our account:

Account Name: Resources for the Future
DTC Number 0015
Account Number: 850-054615
Broker: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC

Give through a donor-advised fund

Combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support RFF.

A Donor Advised Fund is an account that may be established directly with a sponsoring non-profit organization, community foundation, or financial institution. As a donor advised fund is itself designated a 501(c)(3) public charity, contributions into the fund are tax deductible. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to RFF or other charities.

RFF is grateful for all donations from donor advised funds and will work with you to make the giving process simple and efficient. Also, as with a retirement plan or life insurance policy, you may make a legacy gift to RFF by listing RFF as a charitable beneficiary of your existing donor advised fund.

Next Steps: Contact your financial/legal advisor, or specific donor advised fund representative for detailed information on donor advised funds.

If you already have a Donor Advised Fund through an organization that participates in DAF Direct, you can donate directly to RFF here:

Give through your will, trust, or other gift plan

Remembering RFF in your will, trust or other gift plan is a meaningful way to help RFF continue to provide impartial economic research and policy engagement to help improve policy decision making. When you leave a gift to RFF in your will or trust you provide long-lasting support for RFF while enjoying the financial benefits for yourself. To learn more email donate@rff.org.

Give through Amazon.com

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible items purchased on Amazon.com. To set RFF as your desired recipient organization, visit the AmazonSmile page.

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