Ways of Giving
Donate by Mail
Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
RFF welcomes gifts in the form of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. When you transfer ownership of securities to RFF, you receive a charitable income tax deduction for their full market value, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income, and you incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits).
Donor information will not be included with your electronic transfer, so please alert us in advance about the type of securities and number of shares you plan to give. You can do so by emailing [email protected].
Following is the information necessary to transfer securities to our account:
Account Name: Resources for the Future
DTC Number 0015
Account Number: 850-054615
Broker: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC
Donor Advised Funds
A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is an account that may be established directly with a sponsoring non-profit organization, community foundation, or financial institution. As a donor advised fund is itself designated a 501(c)(3) public charity, contributions into the fund are tax deductible. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to RFF or other charities.
Contact your financial/legal advisor, or specific donor advised fund representative, for detailed information on donor advised funds.
RFF is grateful for all donations from donor advised funds and will work with you to make the giving process simple and efficient. If you already have a Donor Advised Fund through an organization that participates in DAF Direct, you can donate directly to RFF here:
Join the RFF Legacy Society
The Legacy Society is a group of RFF supporters who have made a special commitment to support our impartial economic research and policy engagement to help improve policy decision making. You can become a part of this community when you leave a gift in your will, trust, by beneficiary designation, or from other accounts to RFF.
If you have already included RFF in your estate plans, please let us know. We will be honored to thank you for your generosity, welcome you to the Legacy Society and recognize you alongside other Legacy Society members in our annual report. All of the information you provide will be kept confidential and we will ensure your wishes are carried out in the manner in which you intend.