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Qualified Charitable Distributions

70 1/2 or older? Make a lasting difference with a qualified charitable contribution

An Afghan boy sits on a blanket smiling. Next to him, a physical therapist in a white coat stretches his arm.

Juma was seriously injured during an air strike on his home in Afghanistan, and is now living with quadriplegia. He participates in at-home physical therapy sessions. | © O. Zerah / HI

70 1/2 or older? Make a lasting difference with a qualified charitable contribution

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is for donors aged 70 1/2 and older to decrease their taxable income by donating directly from their IRA. You can contribute up to $100,000 a year, and it may satisfy your required minimum distribution.

How does it work?

1. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to Handicap International (d.b.a. Humanity & Inclusion). You may need to note our Tax/EIN number, which is 55-0914744. Please be sure to give your IRA trustee ample time to complete the transaction before the end of the calendar year.

2. Your IRA funds will likely be directly transferred to Humanity & Inclusion to help continue our important work. Some donors prefer to send the checks directly. If that applies to you, our address is

8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 420, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 

3. Check that the check is made payable to Humanity & Inclusion (or Handicap International), rather than yourself. Checks made out to IRA owners simply cannot qualify as a qualified charitable deduction.

4. If you choose to make a donation via your IRA, please take a moment to let us know! Sometimes, these wonderful gifts arrive without any information about the donor, and we cannot acknowledge your generosity the way we would like to, and the way you will need us to for the IRS to recognize the donation as you intend.  

Your personal financial situation is unique, so we encourage you to talk to your financial or legal advisor before making a gift of bequest or creating a legacy through planned giving.

Have questions? Contact us.

Elizabeth Johnson Sellers
Email: e[email protected]
Phone: +1 (240) 450-3538
Mobile: +1 (270) 847-3443

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