Ways to Give
Your gift to the Jewish Federation of Howard County will strengthen and sustain our local Jewish community. We are a small, local 501 (c)(3) that is completely funded through donations from local community members like you. Gifts to our yearly annual campaign ensure we can address the most important community needs. For information about designated giving, please contact us at 410-730-4976 x106.
If you’d prefer to mail a check, send an IRA distribution, or request a matching donation from your employer, our address is:
Jewish Federation of Howard County
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400
Columbia, MD 21044
You may be asked for our EIN when your distribution requests are made: it is 23-7072654
Ways to Give
Legacy donors are the lifeline of our community. Because of the vision of donors like you, we will be prepared for whatever is ahead of us. We will be able to weather the ups and downs of the economy without compromising services to those in need. We will be able to support innovation in programming to reach more people and offer help when and where is it needed. When there is a crisis, like a pandemic, or an increase in Antisemitism, we will be able to ensure we can respond.
There are many ways to ensure your legacy, including options that offer tax benefits to you and/or your estate.
Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? Some companies will even match to spouses and retirees! By simply completing a matching gift form (on-line or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift!
The IRS requires owners of IRAs to begin annual withdrawals from these accounts when they turn 70 ½ years old. The amount you are required to withdraw is determined by your age, the amount you have saved in an IRA and your life expectancy. Distributions from an IRA are usually treated as taxable income. However, this can be avoided by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) which is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA trustee to a qualified charity such as the Jewish Federation of Howard County.
Monthly giving is an easy way to ensure you don’t forget to make your donation!
Allow you to make a difference year-round with a budget-friendly, automatic payment option.
Helps reduce our cost for paper, postage, and printing, while also benefitting the environment!
Provides more reliable support for our organization and the people we serve in our community.
You can set it up and forget about it (until your credit card expires!).
Click below to get started.
Your transfer of appreciated stocks give you an immediate income-tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of the transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them. Your gift of stock is valued, for tax purposes, at the mean of the high and low on the date of the transfer. You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.