Gifts That Make An Impact Now

You can join ADL in fighting hate for good and have an immediate impact on the fight against antisemitism, extremism and all forms of hate.

Here are some ways that you can make a real impact right now.

Charitable distribution from an IRA
You can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA and make an immediate impact.

Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70½ or older.
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from your IRA account to ADL.
  • An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $53,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to ADL, so while it does not generate a charitable deduction, it does not create taxable income for you.*
  • You may transfer up to a total of $105,000 per year (individual) or $210,000 (married couple).
  • If you are required to take a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA, your gift can count towards it, but your gift is not limited to your RMD. If you are using a checkbook issued by your IRA administrator to make your gift, please send your gift as early as possible to ensure that it qualifies for a distribution in the current year.

If you’re interested in this popular way to support ADL, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator.

*Due to recent changes in the laws governing retirement plans, please seek advice from your financial advisor regarding the tax implications of your gift, particularly if you plan to continue to contribute to your IRA after age 70½. Your gift may not qualify for these tax benefits.

Memorial or tribute gift
When you make a memorial or tribute gift to ADL and honor someone special in your life, you’re expressing your love, admiration and gratitude in a very meaningful way. Your gift will honor your loved one and empower the continuous fight against hate.
Gifts of appreciated securities
You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to keep up the good fight with ADL. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.
Gifts of tangible personal property
You can give gifts of property, including artwork, jewelry or other assets. If the property is related to ADL’s charitable purpose, the deduction is based on fair market value. If the property is considered unrelated to ADL’s charitable purpose (this is more common), the deduction is based on the lesser of its fair market value and its cost basis.
Gifts of cash
A donation of cash is the most direct way to support ADL. You benefit from a charitable tax deduction while helping to fight antisemitism, extremism and all forms of hate in your community, in schools and online.

You can make your gift online with our secure online donation form or by sending a check or money order by mail to:

Anti-Defamation League Foundation (ADLF)
605 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10158

If you are sending a check or money order, please let us know if you would like your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

The Impact of Your Giving


could sustain ADL's work to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.


could help us amplify the voices of ADL’s global community through the Never is Now conference.


given in your will, trust or by beneficiary designation could secure your legacy of justice and fair treatment for all.

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ. Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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