How to Make a Gift
You can make a gift to a fund or project at Give2Asia in several different ways. Here are details and resources to help making a gift as easy as possible.
How to Give
You can give by mail to the project or fund of your choice by completing a Gift Form, making a check out to “Give2Asia” and sending it to:
600 California Street, 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
If relevant, please also include the fund name on the memo line of the check.
Donations can be made in bitcoin for both grants and to organizations. Simply follow this link to make your donation and then contact Give2Asia to discuss the specific project or recipient to which you wish to direct your gift.
If you wish to make a credit card donation, but do not wish to do so online, you may download and complete our Credit Card Authorization form. Using our fax or email information, please return the form to us and we will process your gift.
When working with Give2Asia, U.S. donors enjoy a tax deduction while supporting communities in need across Asia.
- Maximum tax deductibility: All contributions to Give2Asia are fully deductible, up to established limits, for U.S. Federal and State income tax purposes. Because Give2Asia is a public charity, the tax benefits are better than if you were to create your own private foundation. If you gave directly to an Asian charity, the gift would not be deductible in the U.S.
- Save on capital gains tax: When you contribute appreciated securities to Give2Asia you avoid paying capital gains tax on the difference between the cost basis of the stock and the current value – yet you are able to take the full value as a tax deduction.
- Current-year deduction and tax-free growth: For our Advised Grantmaking Funds, you receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of your donation in the year the contribution is made, regardless of when you recommend grant distributions. This makes a Give2Asia fund a great solution in a year when you could most benefit from a large deduction but are not ready to decide where you want to make grants. Give2Asia also accepts distributions from donor advised funds, family foundations, etc.
- Estate planning tool: Give2Asia funds also can be a useful tool for your estate planning. For example, you may make a Donor Advised Fund the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy or qualified IRA assets, or make a testamentary gift to a fund in your Will. Please consult your tax or estate planning advisor to determine the best way to use a Give2Asia fund as part or your estate planning. Your fund can continue to be advised by family members or others you appoint.