Other Ways to Give
There are many ways to support A Better Chance, and your donation is tax-deductible as allowable by law. Your generosity will help fulfill our mission to increase substantially the number of well-educated students of color in American society.
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Legacy Gifts One of the most meaningful and common forms of gift planning is a bequest.
Begin your legacy with us...
One of the most meaningful and common forms of gift planning is a bequest. We encourage you to leave a legacy for future generations by including A Better Chance in your estate planning by simply adding language to your will. A Better Chance will honor your memory and your generosity.
To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.
Have you already included a gift in your will or trust? Please fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity.
Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life-insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. Use this online tool to make your plans and designate us as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets.
Each individual situation is unique, and we encourage all donors or their legal counsel to contact the Development Office with any questions.
Give an in-kind donation in the forms of goods, services or expertise that will be enormously beneficial to our mission and are tax deductible. Some examples of in-kind donations include event or meeting space, excess equipment, services like photography or videography, school supplies, test prep materials, and much more. Contact us for more information.
Gifts of Stock
Donating stocks allows you to avoid the capital gains tax and if you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount. We’ve invested in this secure online tool that enables you to donate your appreciated assets in 10 minutes.
Give from your IRA
If you are 70.5 or older and have a traditional IRA, you can use this secure online tool to make a donation from your IRA account. IRA gifts are generally not recognized as taxable income and if you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year, giving from your IRA is a compassionate way to fulfill it. Using this online tool, you can learn more and fill out the forms from your IRA custodian in just a few minutes, or print out the forms to fill them out offline.
Donor Advised Fund
With donor advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, you have the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to A Better Chance and other qualified charities . You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts. Use our online tool to donate through your Donor Advised Fund.
A Better Chance has partnered with Gifting Brands to offer our supporters an alternative way to give back. Gifting Brands is an online retailer that partners with designers to offer unique and in-demand jewelry, apparel and accessories to nonprofit supporters. By shopping at Gifting Brands, 100% of your purchase's proceeds will be donated to our organization. Be sure to check it out and use our code ABC30 for 30% off your first purchase!