Gifts that Make an Impact Now


Gifts That Make an Impact Now

Give business owners and mentors resources that make a difference.

  • Business owners and mentors need refreshed educational materials.
  • Technology updates and upgrades will make mentoring more efficient.
  • SCORE volunteers could reach underserved communities with funding for operations expenses.
  • More veterans and underrepresented populations should have access to SCORE assistance.
  • New volunteers are needed for the growing number of small business owners needing mentors.
  • Maybe you’ve been a SCORE mentor or are a small business owner working with SCORE to start or grow your company. Maybe you’re a strong supporter of the small business sector and want to see it thrive.

    Whatever your story – you can get involved and make a direct impact on the success of businesses across the country by making a gift that creates resources SCORE mentors and business owners will use to succeed.

    How to make your gift

    You have a variety of options available to you for making a gift that will have an impact now. You can:

    It’s easy to set up a gift with appreciated securities, including stocks and bonds. You can make a gift of stocks and bonds by electronic transfer or by certified mail for securities you hold in certificate form. Whichever method you choose, please contact us for instructions, and we’ll help at every step of the way.

    Benefits:

    • Avoid capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock.
    • Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
    • Make a difference for small business owners and SCORE mentors across America.

    You can donate appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property. This is an effective way to fund a legacy gift for The SCORE Foundation.

    Benefits:

    • Avoid capital gains tax on the sale of real estate.
    • Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
    • Know you’re funding the creation of materials to support small business owners and SCORE mentors in chapters all over America.

    Many donors feel that the direct transfer of funds from an IRA is a great way to support small business owners, and now it’s a permanent option. Here’s how it works:

    • You must be 70 ½ or older.
    • An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000.
    • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to The SCORE Foundation.
    • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to The SCORE Foundation, so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
    • The transfer of funds counts towards your annual required minimum distribution from your IRA.

    If you’re interested in this popular way to support the small business sector, download this sample letter to send to your IRA administrator.

    If you know that your employer matches donations to charities, please feel free to make a donation that allows for this match. It’s a great way to double your impact for helping small businesses succeed and thrive.

    Does your company or corporation partner with nonprofits to make a difference in your community? If you would like to discuss a corporate partnership, please contact The SCORE Foundation, Vice President of Business Development for The SCORE Foundation, at resa.kierstein@score.org or 1-800-634-0245. We are happy to assist and facilitate this partnership.