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A donation made today can help you maximize your charitable deduction and provide immediate support for hands-on learning in science at The Discovery.* We also offer and easy-to-use online tool to see if your employer will match your donation.Make a Gift Today!
You can make a gift of appreciated securities—publicly traded stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares—to The Discovery while avoiding capital gains tax and diversifying your portfolio. It’s a simple and efficient way to give.
For help with gifts of stock, please contact Lauren Landman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-398-5912.
At age 59 ½, you can begin taking out money from your retirement plan without penalty. If you are 70 ½ years old or older as of December 31, 2019, or 72 years old or older as of January 1, 2020, you are required to begin taking money out of your plan – also known as a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).*
For any funds you earn beyond your daily expense needs, you can make cash gifts called Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) totaling up to $100,000 from your Traditional or Roth IRA to The Discovery to reduce your income tax burden.
For help with gifts made from your retirement plan, please contact Lauren Landman at email@example.com or 775-398-5912.
Manage your charitable giving through this convenient, flexible and cost-effective alternative to establishing a private foundation.
If you support multiple organizations, or you want to secure a charitable deduction now but designate beneficiaries later, a donor advised fund (DAF) may work for you. They can be established with a number of entities, including community foundations, financial services companies and charities. The Community Foundation of Western Nevada and Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation are just two local resources for creating a donor advised fund (DAF).
An asset you’ve had for generations can be a gift for generations to come.
By donating all or part of your property to The Discovery, you may be able to reduce your capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction. Best of all, your gift will support vital hands-on learning in science for our region. Real estate is accepted on a case-by-case basis with minimum valuation considerations and a written appraisal.
The Discovery currently receives approximately 70% of its contributed revenue from private foundations.
Your personal family foundation can make a grant or gift today to ensure The Discovery continues to inspire by being the place to experience science. Find out more…
Cars, special collections, oil and gas or mineral rights are just a few of the other asset types that may be viable as a charitable donation to The Discovery.
Please contact us online to let us know what you would like to donate. The museum will consider these gifts on a case-by-base basis.
Including The Discovery in your will or trust is a meaningful way to support The Discovery’s programs for many years to come.
Provide the financial support The Discovery needs to survive the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Discovery cannot provide tax or legal advice. The material presented in this web site is intended as general educational information on the topics discussed herein and should not be interpreted as legal, financial or tax advice. Please seek the specific advice of your tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner to discuss your unique situation.