Guide to Giving

No matter what your income, you can almost always lower your income taxes through donations to FairVote’s reform work, as FairVote is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Here are some ideas for supporting FairVote. We would be pleased to help you with any of the below and any other donation questions.

  • Gift of Stock - If you own stock, it can be fiscally sensible to contribute it directly rather than cash. A gift of appreciated stock both avoids a capital gains tax and provides a charitable deduction.
  • Monthly Giving - Regular gifts are a big help, and many of our donors make monthly contributions via credit cards or, better yet, automatic bank deductions.
  • Gifts of Real Estate - A residence, vacation home or acreage may have appreciated in value through the years so that giving it to FairVote would avoid a capital gains tax and still provide the benefits of a (large!) charitable deduction.
  • Bequests - Depending on your wealth, federal and state estate taxes can take a large share of one’s estate. Even if there is no tax benefit for you, we hope you will consider a charitable bequest to FairVote in your will – and let us know of your plans.
  • Combined Federal Campaign - FairVote is part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for federal workers. Our CFC number is 10132.
  • Employer Matching - Some employers will match or even double-match charitable gifts. If your company has such a program, please enclose the form along with your gift.
  • Donor-Advised Funds - We welcome donors to recommend grants from their donor-advised fund, also known as a DAF, directly from our website using this link. (Click here to find out more about DAFs.)

For more information on these giving options or any other questions relating to donations to FairVote, please contact Board member Cynthia Terrell  at ct(at) or (301) 270-4616.