Create a peer-to-peer fundraiser
Motivate your network to help raise critical funds to support Humanity & Inclusion’s work. Right now, we're facing Covid-19 worldwide, famine in the Horn of Africa, conflict in Ukraine and Yemen, and a number of other crises. With the help from our donors, our teams are implementing 452 inclusive projects across 60 countries.
Crowdfunding campaigns are an excellent way to raise money from friends and family members!
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Challenge yourself to virtual run, walk, bike, swim, or climb while challenging others to support you.
- Dedicate your birthday or holiday to Humanity & Inclusion by asking your friends, family, and coworkers to donate.
- Celebrate your wedding, anniversary, graduation or other life event while making a difference.
In just a few minutes, you can create a fundraiser right here by using our built-in fundraising tool powered by Fundraise Up. Simply click here, name your fundraiser, upload a photo of yourself, establish your fundraising goal, share why our work is important to you, and set a deadline. Voila! Your fundraiser is ready to go!
Need help setting up your fundraiser? Reach out to us on [email protected].
Be creative and have fun motivating your personal network to share your commitment! And THANK YOU for supporting Humanity & Inclusion!
Did you know August is Make-A-Will Month? To help you protect the people, pets and causes you love, we're honored to provide a free online tool that allows you to create or update your will in just 20 minutes.
Start your will today.
Learn more about the Freewill tool and how you can designate Humanity & Inclusion as a beneficiary of your will and trust here.
Leaving your postive mark on the world
Legacies in the form of planned giving ensure that your generosity reaches generations to come, while you and your family enjoy the benefits of smart financial planning. Such a gift could be your most powerful and lasting legacy, stretching your generosity to marginalized groups the moment help is needed.
If you choose to leave a planned gift to Humanity & Inclusion, we would be honored to recognize your extraordinary commitment as a member of our Legacy Society.
To request more information, click here. We will be in touch to discuss what planned giving could mean for you!
Ways to Give a Legacy Gift
FreeWill (online will-writing tool)
Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCDs)
Donor-Advised Funds (DAF)
Have you updated your legacy-planning strategy to include Humanity & Inclusion as a beneficiary?
You can designate Humanity & Inclusion as a beneficiary for:
- Retirement plans: 401(k), 403 (b), IRA
- Life insurance policies
- Donor-advised funds
- Commercial annuities
- Bank accounts
When you're ready, making an organization the beneficiary of your assets is typically straightforward:
- Request and fill out a designated beneficiary form through your employer or your plan administrator. Most banks and financial firms also have beneficiary forms, or they can provide you with suggested language for naming beneficiaries to your accounts.
- On the beneficiary form, decide what percentage (up to 100%) you would like us to receive and name Humanity & Inclusion as the beneficiary. Please use our Federal Tax Identification number: 55-0914744 in place of a social security number.
- Once the designated beneficiary forms are in place, the retirement assets will generally pass directly to your beneficiaries (including organizations like Humanity & Inclusion) without issue.
Your investment can help shape programs that sustain deserving communities beyond our respective lifetime.
A simple way to establish your legacy is to designate Humanity & Inclusion as a beneficiary of your will and trust. You can designate a specific dollar amount, a particular asset, such as securities or real estate, or leave a percentage of your estate, or the residual of your estate, after providing for loved ones.
Specific Bequests allow you to designate a percentage of your estate, a dollar amount, or specified assets as a gift to Humanity & Inclusion.
I give, devise and bequeath __________ [state a % or $ amount, or specific property or other asset] to Humanity & Inclusion, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, to be used for its general purposes [or for a particular program or purpose].
Residual Bequests allow you to designate the remaining residue of your estate as a gift to Humanity & Inclusion, after the payment of all expenses and specific bequests to other beneficiaries have been made.
I give, devise and bequeath to Humanity & Inclusion, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, all [or state a percentage] of the rest and residue of my estate to be used for its general purposes [or for a particular
program or purpose].
For those of us who wish to explore legacy-planning options but don’t know where to start: Humanity & Inclusion partners with Free Will to promote free will-writing options for those who may find value in such service. Our staff has even used FreeWill to designate Humanity & Inclusion as a beneficiary and you can, too.
It’s easy – visit www.freewill.com to learn more, create an account, and secure your assets for generations to come. You can support Humanity & Inclusion’s mission for years to come in less than 20 minutes, entirely for free! Get started today.
Already have a legacy and an up-to-date will? The only thing left to do is fill out this online form to inform us of your gift. We would love to thank you!
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 it works:
- Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to Humanity & Inclusion
- Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to Humanity & Inclusion to help continue our important work
- Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction
- Please contact us if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose
Looking for a simple way to get started? Use this free online tool to learn more about how a QCD can support Humanity & Inclusion and your finances, and access the necessary forms for your custodian to complete your gift in 10 minutes or less.
If you’re looking for a tax-smart way to leave your legacy, consider a gift of stock. When you give appreciated stock that you’ve owned for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction when you itemize.
You can initiate a grant recommendation from your donor-advised fund (DAF) directly to Humanity & Inclusion in three easy ways: make a one-time gift, establish an automatic recurring gift, or designate Humanity & Inclusion as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your remaining DAF funds.
Simply contact Mica Bevington, U.S. Director of Communications and Development, at (240)450-3531 or [email protected]
Humanity & Inclusion
8757 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20901
EIN/tax ID number: 55-0914744
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.
All inquiries are welcome and held in the strictest confidence. You are never obligated to make a gift. This information is not and should not be construed as legal advice. State laws vary. Consult an attorney when preparing your estate and other long-term planning documents.
If you're considering making a gift by other means, visit our Ways to Give page.
So you want to make a gift of stock?
When you gift stock that you've owned for more than one year and itemize, you can receive a charitable income tax deduction. And your generous gift will be used to support families displaced by conflict, people with disabilities, survivors of natural disasters and the rest of the communities we serve across nearly 60 countries.
How it works
You gain a deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock at the time of the transfer (its increased value), and benefit from zero capital gains tax on the designated stock donation. Once received, Humanity & Inclusion immediately releases the stock in accordance with best practice protections in place. We remain committed to transparency while honoring the fair value of your gift.
Kindly notify us of your intended gift of stock by filling out a stock transfer form by noting your brokerage firm, contact info, ticker symbol and the volume of stock you wish to transfer to Humanity & Inclusion's Vanguard account. You may submit the form to your broker or financial institution to initiate the transfer.
Here is some information to make that process easier:
Here’s some basic info to get you started:
FRB ABA# 021000021
270 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Credit to: Vanguard Incoming Wire Brokerage
Account No. 486354066
In favor of: Handicap International dba Humanity & Inclusion
Account No. 52950672
Client wire code: VCC1833710037
Please take time to tell us about your gift of stock. We’ll reach out to let you know when it arrives, and that will give us the opportunity to thank you for this gift!
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (301) 891-2138
Mail: 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 420, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Legacy-Building Decisions: Making a Gift through Your Donor-Advised-Fund
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving tool that allows you contribute cash and other assets into an investment account that grows tax-free. You'll receive an immediate tax deduction for your contributions and can recommend grants to be distributed by your DAF's sponsoring organization over time to your charity of choice, like Humanity & Inclusion. By utilizing a donor-advised fund, you can benefit from tax incentives while creating a lasting legacy through strategic giving.
You can initiate a grant recommendation from your donor-advised fund (DAF) directly to Humanity & Inclusion in three easy ways:
Find your DAF, and set up a one-time, or recurring grant to Humanity & Inclusion.
Make a one-time gift
Contact your DAF administrator and recommend a one-time grant directly to Humanity & Inclusion.
Please make checks payable to Handicap International dba Humanity & Inclusion.
Establish a recurring, monthly or quarterly gift
Initiate an automatic monthly or quarterly gift from your Donor Advised Fund is one of the easiest ways to provide year-round support to the communities we serve.
If you're already a regular donor, you can set up your gifts to come from your DAF instead of your checking account or credit card.
Create your legacy
Designate Humanity & Inclusion as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your funds remaining in your Donor Advised Fund.
When making your grant recommendation, please use the following information:
Handicap International dba Humanity & Inclusion
8757 Georgia Ave, Suite 420
Silver Spring, MD 20910
EIN/tax ID number: 55-0914744
Please provide your name and/or fund name and address so we can thank you for your generous gift.
Let us know!
Sometimes, DAF gifts arrive without information identifying the generous donor.
We always honor the requests of our donors, but if you perhaps set a gift to be anonymous in error, and haven't heard from us (we love to say Thanks!), then please let us know so we can shower you with some appreciation.
Please reach out at any time! Simply contact Mica Bevington, U.S. Director of Communications and Development, at (240) 450-3531 or [email protected].
All inquiries are welcome and held in the strictest confidence. You are never obligated to make a gift. This information is not and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. State laws vary. It's recommended that you contact your own attorney and/or other professional advisers when considering your philanthropic, estate and financial planning.
If you're considering making a gift by other means, visit our Ways to Give page.
Many employers have matching gift programs or workplace giving campaigns that provide easy ways to give and possibly double or triple the impact of your donation. Check with your employer to find out what programs they offer and how you can participate. By participating, you can put your workplace to work for the people we serve.
Workplace Giving Programs
Workplace giving programs provide employees with an easy way for you to support our work, often via payroll deduction. As a member of the Global Impact network, Humanity & Inclusion is proud to participate in several workplace giving campaigns including specific company campaigns, state campaigns, and the Combined Federal Campaign.
If you don’t see Humanity & Inclusion listed as part of your workplace giving campaign, we hope you will write us in!
Matching Gift Programs
Matching gift programs offer an easy way to increase your support of Humanity & Inclusion. Check with your employer’s human resources office to find out if they offer a matching gift program. If so, simply make a gift to Humanity & Inclusion online or via check and follow their instructions to request the match.
Make an impact. Change lives. Partner with Humanity & Inclusion.
We are pleased to partner with corporations in a myriad of ways, including direct monetary sponsorship, workplace giving campaigns, employee engagement programs, and combination strategies. Because of the way we build individual relationships and opportunities with companies, we are able to tailor partnerships to meet the goals of the corporation while increasing awareness and funds to support Humanity & Inclusion's critical work on behalf of the most vulnerable.
To discuss corporate partnership opportunities, please contact Mica Bevington, U.S. Director of Communications and Marketing, at (240)450-3531 or [email protected].
Potential Ways to Partner:
We aim to create customized partnerships with companies that range from traditional sponsorship to creative employee engagement and fundraising campaigns. We believe that by exploring potential opportunities together, we can determine the right approach for each company’s goals and employee culture.
- Direct sponsorship of a specific HI project
- Challenge matches
- Co-branded products
- Employee awareness and giving campaigns
- Team-building events
- C-suite challenges
Our goal in partnering with corporations is to ensure mutual benefit to HI and our corporate partners, while increasing financial support for our mission. We work one-on-one with our partners to determine the benefits that are most meaningful to them. Benefits are based on the value of the partnership and may include:
- Social and traditional media promotion
- Features in online or print newsletters
- Website recognition
- Recognition in our annual report
- Logo placement
- Reporting on impact of partnership
Humanity & Inclusion is committed to building partnerships that align with our ethical standards. For more information, please review our Corporate Gift Acceptance Policy.
Make an impact. Change lives.
Donate your vehicle to support
the work of Humanity & Inclusion!
Thanks to a partnership with Donate for Charity, Inc., you can donate your car, boat, or other vehicle to benefit our work and earn a tax receipt from Humanity & Inclusion. It's easy to do!
Contact Donate for Charity Inc, at 866-392-4483 or online at www.donateforcharity.com to provide your vehicle information and designate Humanity & Inclusion as your charity of choice. They will handle all the details.
Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial organization working in nearly 60 countries supporting people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations in situations of conflict, disaster, poverty, and exclusion.
Humanity & Inclusion is here to serve as a conduit for your philanthropy.
Send your gift via ACH, EFT or wire transfer
To transfer your donation directly to Humanity & Inclusion's bank account, please use the following information:
Account Name: Handicap International dba Humanity & Inclusion
ABA/Routing No. 055001096
Account No. 1073584
Sandy Spring Bank
17801 Georgia Avenue
Olney, MD 20832
We'd love to thank you, so please email a member of the development team to let us know if you are wiring a gift, and for what amount: [email protected]
Call us to make your gift
If you prefer to speak with a member of our staff to make a tax-deductible gift via credit card over the phone, please call and ask to be connected to our Development Department: +1 (301) 891-2138
Mail your gift
You may also mail a check, payable to Humanity & Inclusion, to:
Humanity & Inclusion
8757 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Thank you for taking action. Each dollar represents help and hope for our neighbors in nearly 60 countries.