How You Can Help

How You Can Help
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Support ISC

Around the world, passionate, committed people are doing everything they can to transform their communities—often against great odds. ISC’s mission is to help them realize what’s possible.

Become a Donor

Support ISC with a tax-deductible contribution.

Become a Sustaining Partner

Make a monthly gift to ISC, for however long you'd like. Each January, ISC will send a tax receipt confirming your total contributions made during the previous calendar year.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match gifts made by employees to non-profit organizations. Increase the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match your contributions to ISC. ISC's Tax ID# is 22-3098727.

Gifts of Stock, Bonds and Mutual Funds

When you donate securities held longer than one year, you avoid paying capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock. Additionally, gifts of appreciated assets are deductible up to 30% of your adjusted gross income, and any excess may be carried over for use in future tax years.

The following information will enable your broker to facilitate an electronic transfer of stock:

ISC's Account

Raymond James and Associates
DTC Number: 0725
Ref: Institute for Sustainable Communities
Account Number: 43143909
Tax ID: 22-3098727

ISC's Representative

Raymond James and Associates
346 Shelburne Road, PO Box 1064
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 865-8055, ext. 2316
Attn: Brigette White

To ensure proper credit, please notify us when you make a gift:
Shawn Keeley
Manager of Private Philanthropy
Phone: (802) 229-2913
Fax: (802) 229-2919

Your Legacy: Making a Planned Gift to ISC

ISC has partnered with the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) to offer Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts and other planned gifts. See VCF’s Planned Giving Partnership webpage to learn more. To leave a gift to ISC in your will or trust, please use the following language:

For a specific bequest:

I give and bequeath unto the Institute for Sustainable Communities, tax ID# 22-3098727, the sum of $_____ to be used for general charitable purposes.

Charitable IRA Rollovers

Are you 70.5 years or older? Don’t forget about the tax benefits of the charitable IRA rollover provision.

On August 17, 2006, President Bush signed the Pension Protection Act of 2006 into law, which permits individuals aged 70 1/2 and older to make direct transfers of IRA assets to qualified public charities without the transfer being treated as an income distribution.

This provision originally expired at the end of 2007 but has been extended several times, most recently by President Obama when he signed, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) on January 2, 2013 extending the provision until December 31, 2013.

For any questions about ways to support ISC, please contact:
Shawn Keeley
Manager of Private Philanthropy
Phone: (802) 229-2913