Other Ways to Give


The CARES Act includes a number of other important provisions, including ones that encourage charitable giving from both individuals and corporations:

  • Above-the-line charitable contribution deduction. Under this new charitable giving incentive, individuals can deduct up to $300 of donations, even if they don’t itemize on their tax return. This means that a lot more people can receive a tax benefit from making charitable contributions.
  • Elimination of cash donation cap for individuals. Individuals can now contribute 100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) in 2020 to public charities if they want. The previous limit was 60% of AGI.
  • Higher cap on corporate donations. Corporations can now donate up to 25% of their taxable income as a charitable contribution in 2020, up from 10%.
  • Also note: The general information below remains generally accurate, except that for now there is no mandatory disbursement required from IRA accounts for those 70 1/2 or older. However, voluntary disbursements from your IRA account directly to FFRF as a 501(c)(3) organization still entitles the donor who is 70 1/2 or older to subtract that gift from your taxable income.


The Freedom From Religion Foundation is part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity List. FFRF has been a CFC charity since 2007. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. appears in the listing of "National/International Independent Organizations" which is published in each local campaign charity list. The CFC code donors should use to designate their contribution to FFRF is 32519.

It is recommended that all CFC donors check the box to include their name and mailing address (in addition to your e-mail) with the donation. Donors will receive an acknowledgment  from FFRF when we receive pledge notification (throughout the year).

The CFC 2020 solicitation period is September 21 through January 15, 2021.

Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.
(608) 256-8900

Help our national association of freethinkers (atheists and agnostics), founded in 1978, to promote and defend the constitutional principle of separation between church and state.


Matching grant donations have become a significant boost to FFRF in recent years. Many companies offer to match (fully or a percentage) their employees’ donations to charitable organizations. These matches multiply the impact of the initial donation to further the goals of the Foundation. Membership dues and donations are tax-deductible contributions and may be submitted to matching gift programs upon organization approval.

Review a database of companies with gift matching policies for employees here.

FFRF receives Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating. Donations to FFRF are deductible for income-tax purposes to the fullest extent of the law.  


If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you may now donate up to $100,000 to FFRF as a qualifying 501(c)(3) charitable organization directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The distribution will not be treated as taxable income, provided the distribution is made directly.

To qualify, contributions must come from a traditional IRA or Roth IRA, and they must be made directly to a public charity. Additionally, the donor may not receive goods or services in exchange for the donation, and they must retain a receipt from each charity to which a donation is made.

The IRA rollover became permanent in December 2015, which is very good news for senior citizens. The donation benefit had been allowed to expire in 2008 and then renewed, temporarily by Congress several times at the last minute, creating uncertainty and confusion.

Because it is available to taxpayers whether or not they itemize their tax returns, the rollover helps older Americans, who are more likely not to file itemized returns.

FFRF will send a “non-tax” letter receipt that documents your lovely charitable rollover gift! Thank you so much.


To donate stock to FFRF, please use the account information below. Please also notify us at 1-800-335-4021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can gratefully process your gift and send you an official acknowledgement letter.

Our Account Name: Freedom From Religion Foundation
Our Account Number: 8429-4165
Our DTC Number: 0164

If you or your financial advisor have questions about making a stock donation, please contact:

  • John Friar, FFRF's broker at Park Capital Management, 608-252-9634, 740 Regent St. #400, Madison, WI 53715; or
  • Lisa Strand, FFRF Director of Operations or Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-President, 800-335-4021 during weekday office hours.

AMAZON SMILE: Donate while you shop online!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Visit our AmazonSmile donation designation page and select the Freedom From Religion Foundation to donate .5% of eligible purchases to FFRF.

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by our customers. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile. For more information about AmazonSmile click here.


Rather than let that extra car of yours slow you down another year, donate it to FFRF. You’ll enjoy the savings from cutting vehicle costs like insurance, maintenance, registration and more. From cars and trucks to boats and RVs - our vehicle donation program makes donating easy with free pick-up and by handling the sale and paperwork. Fill out the secure online donation form by clicking here


If you use the social media platform Facebook, another way you can donate and raise money for FFRF is to create a Birthday Fundraiser. The money will go directly to supporting FFRF, and there aren't any fees for nonprofits. Learn how to create a Birthday Fundraiser here

Have you included FFRF in your estate planning?

Leave a freethought legacy in your name that will significantly help carry forward the vital work of FFRF for generations to come.

Arrange a bequest in your will or trust, or make the Freedom From Religion Foundation the beneficiary of an insurance policy, bank account or your IRA. It's easy to do.

For related information or to request a bequest brochure, please phone Annie Laurie Gaylor during work hours at 608/256-8900. FFRF forever!


To donate via mail, print of this form and mail to:

PO Box 750
Madison, WI 53701

FFRF is a non-profit, educational organization. All dues and donations are deductible for income-tax purposes.

FFRF has received a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator

FFRF is a member of the Secular Coalition for America

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