Ways to Give

Local champions from Serbia visit DCLocal champions all over the world have the passion and commitment to lead their communities toward sustainability. ISC’s mission is to help them succeed. Gifts of all sizes and types are needed to fuel this movement.


Here are some of the ways you can make tax-deductible contributions to ISC.
Our Tax ID# is 22-3098727.

Mail Us a Check

Attention: Development
Institute for Sustainable Communities
535 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602

Online Donation: One-time or Recurring
At ISC’s secure online donation page, you can easily make a donation or become a Sustaining PartnerMonthly gifts are incredibly valuable to ISC because they provide a steady, dependable stream of income. 


Matching Gifts

Many companies match gifts made by employees to nonprofit organizations. Increase the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match your contributions to ISC.


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. Details for making a stock transfer can be found here (Gifts of stocks, bond, mutual funds).


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:

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 which permits individuals aged 70 ½ and older to make direct transfers of IRA assets to qualified public charities without the transfer being treated as an income distribution.

For any questions about ways to give to ISC, please contact Ashley Kiel.

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