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Ways to Give

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TFAS programs are made possible through the generosity of supporters like you. Please help us by joining the TFAS 50th Anniversary Fund. All gifts made in the 2017 calendar year will be recognized as 50th Anniversary Fund gifts with the exception of planned gifts, which can be made in honor or tribute to 50 years of TFAS success.

Nothing is more important than investing in our ideas and reaching young minds. No institution is doing a better job of that than The Fund for American Studies.” – TFAS Trustee Fred Barnes
Executive Editor of The Weekly Standard

The Fund for American Studies is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization and relies solely on the contributions of private foundations, corporations, alumni and other individual donors. We accept no government funds. All gifts, regardless of size, show your support for TFAS. By making a gift, you will reinforce our solid financial footing and help minimize tuition increases. Please feel free to call the development department for information at any time at 202-986-0384. Please keep in mind that our fundraising fiscal year runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Where Do I Mail my Gift? 

The most common method of giving to TFAS is by check. In most cases, gifts of cash are fully deductible for donors who itemize their federal income taxes. Please make check payable to The Fund for American Studies and send to:

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)
1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

If you wish to receive a prepaid envelope to mail your gift, please contact us at 202-986-0384 or info@TFAS.org.

Can I Donate Online? 

Yes. TFAS accepts online gifts through our secure donation form at www.TFAS.org/Donate.

Can I make a gift over the phone?

Yes. Credit card gifts are accepted over the phone. TFAS accepts American Express, Discover Card, Master Card and Visa. When making a credit card gift by mail or over the phone, please be sure to include or have ready your name as it appears on the card, the account number, the expiration date, and the amount of the gift. Please call the development office at 202-986-0384 with any questions or to make a credit card gift over the phone.

Can I make a recurring monthly gift?

Yes. The Ben Franklin Club allows you to contribute to TFAS student scholarships in small installments. These recurring gifts can truly make the difference and help us share our message of freedom with tomorrow’s leaders. To setup your recurring gift today, visit our online donation form, and designate your gift to recur monthly, quarterly or annually. You can also call us at 202-986-0384 to setup your recurring gift via telephone.

Can I make a pledge to TFAS?

Yes. If you wish to contribute, but do not want to make an immediate payment, you may make a pledge to TFAS. A pledge is a promise to make a specified payment within the fundraising fiscal year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31). Pledges can be made online, by mail, email or phone.

Please call the development office at 202-986-0384 with any questions or to make a pledge over the phone.

Does TFAS accept matching gifts?

Yes. Many corporations match gifts made by employees and their families to charitable institutions. Some will match the gifts of employee spouses and retired employees. Most programs match on a dollar-per-dollar basis, which can double or triple your gift. All matching gifts are credited to you. When making a gift online, select “My company will match my gift” on our donation form. You may also call us at 202-986-0384 to setup your pledge by phone. For specific information about your employer’s matching gift program, please contact your company’s personnel office. It is necessary in all cases for the donor to secure the proper matching gift forms from the corporation and to submit them to TFAS in order for us to receive the matching gifts.

How do I make a gift of stock to TFAS?

By giving a gift of common stock held longer than one year, you avoid all capital gains taxation on the transfer, and TFAS receives the full value of the stock. This enables you to give more to TFAS and less to the IRS. It’s very easy to donate stock. Just contact your broker to transfer some of your holdings to TFAS. You can even set up regular gifts at predetermined intervals, such as the first Monday of each quarter. Please contact Ed Turner directly at 202-509-8966 or email him at eturner@TFAS.org if you would like to make a gift of stock.

How can I give to TFAS while shopping on Amazon?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support TFAS every time you shop, at no cost to you. Through the program, you can designate TFAS to receive 0.5 percent of your total purchase each time you shop at www.smile.amazon.com. The AmazonSmile shop offers the same prices and selection as Amazon with the added bonus of supporting the charitable organizations you love. To sign up, visit our AmazonSmile link at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-6223604 to select TFAS as your AmazonSmile designated charity. Once you shop through the link, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from any eligible purchases through AmazonSmile from that point forward. There is no cap on the total donation amount. Just remember to type smile.amazon.com into your browser when shopping on Amazon. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Can I make a wire transfer to TFAS?

Yes. If you would like to make a gift by wire transfer, please contact our Vice President of Development Ed Turner at eturner@TFAS.org or 202-509-8966.

How can I make income-producing gifts and bequests to TFAS?
There are additional, extremely meaningful ways to contribute to The Fund’s future while earning tax benefits and/or income for yourself or a loved one. Some other forms of giving include but are not limited to pooled income funds, gift annuities, charitable trusts, and bequests.

To learn more, visit our Planned Giving page, or contact our Vice President of Development Ed Turner at eturner@TFAS.org or 202-509-8966.