To make any of the following types of contributions, please visit our donations page.
Honor gifts are a thoughtful way to express your sentiments on a special occasion or to memorialize a loved one. The Harmony Foundation Honor and Memorial Program offers an easy and meaningful way to extend congratulations or condolences to friends and family members throughout the year. Honor gifts may be given to commemorate someone completing the Harmony Foundation program or to recognize milestones in sobriety. Some people use this program to celebrate occasions such as graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. Honor gifts can also be given to announce a retirement, the birth of a baby, or a job promotion.
Memorial gifts are thoughtful ways of remembering friends and family members. Harmony Foundation will send an acknowledgement to the person being honored or to the family of the person being memorialized. Please include the spelling of the name of the person you are recognizing along with the name and address to whom the acknowledgement should be sent.
Please consider donating your used vehicle to Harmony. Cars, trucks, campers, and even boats can be a great asset to Harmony depending on their condition and mileage. A used vehicle can become the backbone of our transportation network or could bring funds through resale or auction. You help Harmony and receive a tax deduction for your donation as well.
The Harmony Foundation has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Just call 866.628.2277. They will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.
Real Estate Donations
Gifts of real estate may take various forms, including the outright gift of a home, building, or property, or a retained life estate arrangement in which you make a gift of your residence to Harmony Foundation today but continue to live in it. Such gifts provide a substantial contribution to Harmony Foundation while giving you tax benefits including savings on capital gains and estate taxes.
Please consider Harmony Foundation as part of your workplace giving gift. In many workplace giving programs the donor is able to designate a nonprofit organization to support. Ask your company’s campaign leader for a write-in organization form.
Some employers match employees’ charitable contributions. Corporations that provide a matching gift program establish their own guidelines with respect to employee eligibility, qualifying recipient organizations (such as Harmony Foundation), and the minimum/maximum contribution that can be matched. Generally, a corporation will match dollar for dollar, but some match at a higher rate.
As a supporter of Harmony Foundation, we encourage you to explore and utilize this method of contributing. If you are interested in procuring a match for your charitable contribution, please contact your employer’s human resource department, who can give you a matching gift application form. Fill out the donor part of the form and send it along with your gift to Harmony Foundation. We will take care of processing and returning your application to your employer.
Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets
Gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), 401(k) plan, Keogh plan, or other qualified retirement savings plan may be highly advantageous both to you and to Harmony Foundation. If you intend to leave these assets to anyone other than your spouse when you die, they could be the most heavily taxed of all your assets through both income and estate taxes. By naming Harmony Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan assets, you may make a contribution and potentially save significant taxes for your heirs.
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Charitable Lead Trusts
Charitable lead trusts may be an appealing means of transferring assets to your heirs at reduced or even eliminated estate and gift tax costs while providing immediate support to Harmony Foundation. The lead trust pays income to Harmony Foundation for a set period of years, at the end of which the trust’s assets revert either to the donor or to your heirs.
Life Income Gifts
You may want to make a significant gift to the Foundation, but you feel that you may not be able to afford giving up current income from your assets. It is possible to make gifts to Harmony Foundation that will allow you and/or another beneficiary to receive income for life. These types of gifts include charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts, which may qualify for income tax deductions and reduce estate taxes. When the last beneficiary of a life income gift passes away, the remainder of the gift comes to Harmony Foundation.
Stocks and Securities
Stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares that have been held long term (more than a year and a day) and have appreciated in value can provide Harmony Foundation with a significant contribution. With a gift of securities, you will owe no capital gains taxes, and you will be able to claim an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the asset at the time of the gift.
You may also make a tax-effective gift using securities that have decreased in value. By selling shares and donating the proceeds to the Foundation as a cash gift, you can get a tax deduction for the charitable gift, as well as deduct the loss on your income tax return.
Securities may be transferred to Harmony in several ways. You may work with your broker to complete an electronic transfer or hand deliver stock certificates.