Make a Gift

Your gift brings hope and saves lives!

Every contribution celebrates the powerful gifts of organ, eye, and tissue donors and is put to work educating and empowering more donors to bring hope to thousands of area children and adults in need of gifts of life, sight, and health. Donate Life Northwest is a 501(c)(3) charity, IRS ID 93-0867552, with the highest Guidestar charity rating, and our urgent work to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation is reliant on financial contributors like you. Note, for those who do not itemize federal taxes, the CARES Act will allow "above the line" deductions for charitable gifts of up to $300 in 2020. For those who do itemize, the charitable deduction limit has been raised from 60% to 100% of adjusted gross income. 

Give with your card, here

Please use this form to process online gifts, including : one-time contributions; automatic monthly or quarterly gifts; memorial gifts; and/or gifts in honor of someone special. 

Give by mail 

Donate Life Northwest
PO Box 532
Portland, OR  97207

Transfer a gift of stock

DTC: 0701 (Cetera / CB Financial)
Account: 2AZ17932 (Donate Life Northwest, IRS ID 93-0867552)

Giving appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds you have held for more than a year can eliminate the associated capital gains tax exposure. Even with stocks you want to keep in your portfolio, contributing appreciated shares and buying to replace those shares can strategically reset your cost basis. This can be a smart way to give, even if you do not itemize your taxes. If you itemize, you may also be able to take a deduction on the full fair market value of your contribution for even more tax savings. There are some exceptions and limits, so talk to your advisor and check out IRS publication 526.  We do not receive automatic notice of stock gifts, nor can our broker give us contributor names. So, please contact Alexis@donatelifenw.org 503.494.2289 to let us know to watch for your gift and issue your receipt for tax purposes. 

Make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA

Though the CARES Act allows you to skip required minimum distributions for 2020, your administrator can still help you set up qualified charitable distributions that roll over directly from your IRA to Donate Life Northwest. IRS Pub 590b has more information, or talk to your advisor about advantages of charitable distributions that are not included in taxable income. (So, no need to itemize as a deduction). You can transfer up to $100,000 a year - without paying income tax on the distributed funds. To complete the qualified charitable distribution forms from your financial institution, use: 

Donate Life Northwest
PO Box 532
Portland, OR  97207
IRS ID 93-0867552

Other ways to give

Please see the menu at left for bequests and other planned giving (including Charitable Gift Annuities - the gift that truly pays you back), car or other vehicle contributions, DIY fundraising, Donate Life Northwest fundraising events, and other ways to do your part to sustain and grow the lifesaving programs of your Donate Life Northwest community.

For more information, contact Alexis Anderson, Director of Development, at 503.494.2289.

Thank you!

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