Gifts That Make an Impact Now

You can make a profound difference for the Parkinson’s community today. 

If you would like to join us in the fight against Parkinson’s today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund

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You can initiate a grant recommendation from your donor-advised fund, or DAF, using the link below. Simply start typing in your fund provider name and the system will prompt you through the process.

 


Memorial or Tribute Gift

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When you give a memorial or tribute gift for the Parkinson’s Foundation to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and help make expert care accessible for everyone in the Parkinson’s community.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

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You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. 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.

For more information and stock giving instructions click here

Employer Matching Gifts

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Did you know many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees? Make a matching gift through your employer to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift!

What can qualify for an employer matching gift?

Each company has its own guidelines. Typically, the following donations may be matched by an employer:

  • Gifts made by employees of the company
  • Gifts from the spouses of company employees
  • Gifts made by retirees of the company

If you request a grant from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to a nonprofit, your company may match the grant as well.

If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant.

What’s Next?

Once you have requested your employer’s matching gift form using the search tool on this page, you can submit your form to your company electronically or print the form, fill it out and send it to us at matchinggifts@parkinson.org for processing.

You can also mail documentation to us at:

Parkinson’s Foundation
Matching Gifts
1359 Broadway, Suite 1509
New York, NY 10018

If you cannot find your company through our search tool it is still possible that your employer will match your donation. Check with your company’s HR manager and ask if your donation can be matched.

Send our matching gift team an email that you plan on getting your donation matched. Once the gift is confirmed, your employer will send the matching funds based on their disbursement schedule.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

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You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to the Parkinson’s Foundation to make a difference today. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and support our work of advancing research and providing invaluable educational resources to those affected by the disease. 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 Parkinson’s Foundation.
  • Although the distribution will be free from income tax and reduce your taxable income, it will not generate an income tax charitable deduction.
  • If you are 72 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

For more help making a QCD click here.

If you’re interested in this popular way to support the Parkinson’s Foundation, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.

Gifts of Real Estate

The Impact of Your Giving

$1,500

could provide invaluable tools and information

through resources like our Aware in Care kits, which help people with Parkinson's and their families plan for the next hospital stay — preparing them to advocate for the best possible care.

$20,000

can provide local resources for people impacted by Parkinson's

through Community Programs which provide information on
mental health, care partner support, veteran’s programming, health and wellness courses, newly diagnosed services and more.

$130,000

could fuel life-changing research breakthroughs.

A gift of this size could fund a postdoctoral fellowship, driving scientists to make discoveries that lead to better treatments and a cure, while motivating them to focus on Parkinson’s throughout their careers.

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