Ways to Give

Donors who itemize their tax returns receive a federal (and state) income tax deduction for their charitable donations. For your convenience, the USD Foundation offers several ways to make your donation.

CHECK

  • Make checks payable to USD Foundation (note: gift designation on the memo line).
  • Gifts of cash are deductible up to 50% of donor's income for federal tax purposes.
  • Deduction amounts greater than 50% limit can be carried forward for an additional five years.

SECURITIES

  • Appreciated stocks are deductible at an average of high and low market values on the date ownership is transferred to USD Foundation.
  • Stocks may be transferred by certificate of endorsement or through direct transfer to the Foundation brokerage account.  
  • IRS limits to 30% of donors' income the amount that may be deducted.
  • Deduction amounts greater than 30% limit can be carried forward for an additional five years.
  • Call 1-800-521-3575 for further information.

REAL ESTATE

  • Includes private residences, farms, rental properties, vacation homes, etc.
  • Subject to environmental and marketing revue before acceptance by Foundation.
  • Donors may give personal residence(s) and retain a lifetime right to live in the home.
  • Subject to 30% limit for federal income tax purposes, with a five-year carryover of excess amounts.

GIVE ONLINE

You may contribute to a number of Foundation funds or college/school annual funds on our secure server.
Click on "Give Online Now."

DIRECT PAYMENT

You may have regular amounts automatically withdrawn from your bank account.

PAYROLL DEDUCT

USD employees can choose payroll deduction as a method of direct payment.

PLEDGE

You may give periodically over a multi-year period to support the program of your choice.