Gifts That Make an Impact Now
Take Action Today
If you would like to help World Villages for Children feed, care for and provide an education for poor children today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.
To support World Villages for Children‘s current work, make a gift online or by mail:
4200 Parliament Place
Lanham, MD 20706
Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund
You can use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact.
You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.
Memorial or Tribute Gift
When you give a memorial or tribute gift for World Villages for Children 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 children across the globe escape from poverty.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
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 of the stock.
Matching Gift Opportunities
Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of children in poverty? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to World Villages for Children, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.
Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to World Villages for Children. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of breaking the poverty cycle. 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 to all organizations.
- An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $50,000 to fund a charitable remainder trust (CRT).
- Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to World Villages for Children.
- Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to World Villages for Children, so it does not count as income for the year.
- If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.
You can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.
Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.
The Impact of Your Giving
as a monthly donation could provide meals for our children.
Ongoing giving at this level could provide a child at one of our Villages three meals a day for a full month.
could change a child's life forever
by sponsoring one year at one of our Villages, where they will receive an education, safety, three meals a day, learning materials, and other needs.
could give a family of students a way out of poverty.
A gift of this level could sponsor a family of students (33 on average), providing the education and necessities they need to escape poverty.