Gifts That Make An Impact Now - WGBH Educational Foundation

Gifts That Make An Impact Now

If you would like to educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Donate Now

To support GBH’s current work, make a gift online or by mail:

 

GBH
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

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 GBH 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 make knowledge and the creative life of the arts, sciences, and humanities available to the widest possible public.

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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 the behalf of all citizens deserving access to knowledge? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to GBH, 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 GBH. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of continually driving  to develop robust programs and resources for the public. 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 gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT)
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to GBH. Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to GBH, 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

$30,000

Could Support Intergenerational Learning

 2Gen Labs is an inclusive research and development initiative dedicated to exploring the potential of innovative technologies to promote intergenerational learning among immigrant families with young children.

$45,000

Could Provide Unfettered Imagination

GBH's very first broadcast was a Boston Symphony Orchestra concert. We brought listeners into the concert hall because we knew that providing access to the arts gives people the chance to expand their perspectives, helping us all appreciate new ideas and beauty.

$65,000

Could Create Media Without Limits

As technology has changed, so has the way we obtain information. For people with audio and visual impairments, our new media diet—which is increasingly reliant on visual and online media—presents constant barriers to access. 

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ. Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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