Charitable Giving Is Simplified Through The Philadelphia Foundation

Give Now Before Tax Changes Take Effect

Setting up a charitable giving fund at The Philadelphia Foundation – which allows for donor directed giving -- often be accomplished in one quick meeting. Email donorrelations@philafound.org or call 215-563-6417 to get started.

Those with funds at The Philadelphia Foundation can give quickly, simply and effectively.  Here’s how:

Raise Your Fund Balance AND Beat The Midnight Dec. 31 Tax Deadline:

  • Contribute online through a quick click on our Give Now web page. We can accept credit card contributions of up to $10,000 around the clock. (Those who want to transfer more than $10,000 can process multiple online transactions). Contributions made in this way by midnight on New Year's Eve count as tax-deductible for the calendar year.
  • Mail us a check (The Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 826728, Philadelphia PA 19182-6728) with a postmark date by Dec. 31. Please include the name of the specific fund in the check’s memo line.

Want To Help Us Do More For The Region? A contribution to our Annual Fund will allow us to support initiatives in 2018 and beyond. 

Open For Business: With the exception of Monday, Dec. 25, TPF offices will be open during business hours through 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 for last-minute needs to assist you with transfers of cash and checks to your fund. View our 2017 Timetable for Giving and Grants.

Down To The Wire: To contribute to your fund through a year-end wire transfer or by contributing stock, call 215-563-6417 or email donorrelations@philafound.org.  Read our stock donation instructions. Note: We cannot accept wire or stock transfers after noon on Dec. 29.

Timely Tip:  Remind those who annually support your fund to send checks to: The Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 826728, Philadelphia PA 19182-6728. When your year-end appeal generates a flurry of checks for your fund, keep in mind that TPF cannot accept checks that are more than 45 days old, so please forward your contributions promptly. 

What's On Your Favorite Nonprofit's Wish List? General Operating Support, which allows for maximum flexibility in providing services. It's the nonprofit equivalent of a gift card. 

Questions? Contact us -- helping you makes us feel merry and bright!






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