When you make a charitable donation, your company does the same. Both donations help heal women in need of treatment for obstetric fistula.
To verify if your company has a matching gift program, use the Employer Match Search Form available below. If your company is not listed, it might still have a matching gift program. Contact your HR department for more information.
- Make your donation and hang on to your receipt. Many companies will match donations for up to a year after the original gift was made.
- Search for your company in the Employer Search Form in the accordion below
- Download your company’s matching gift form from the link provided in your search results.
- Print and complete your company’s form, and mail it to us at the address below. Or, if your company provides a link to an online portal in the search results, use the link provided to log in and complete a match request.
1700 The Alameda, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95126
A growing number of our donors have worked directly with us to write Fistula Foundation into their will.
Choosing to include Fistula Foundation in your estate planning is a selfless act of generosity. It demonstrates your confidence in Fistula Foundation’s ability to deliver on our shared vision: a world without obstetric fistula.
There are many gift options available to you that can benefit fistula survivors after your lifetime. Some donors choose to make a charitable gift of a specific amount, while others decide that Fistula Foundation will receive a percentage of what they own, and others make Fistula Foundation a beneficiary of one of their assets.
We would be delighted to assist you with this meaningful decision. To explore this option, please contact Donalda Watson-Walkinshaw, director of fundraising operations by email (email@example.com) or phone (408-249-9596).
Including a charitable donation to a nonprofit like Fistula Foundation in your planned giving arrangements can help offset the taxes on your estate. The specifics will vary based on your needs and can usually be changed at any time to adjust to your family’s needs. Please consult with a tax professional to evaluate your specific situation.
- Specific Bequest: a specific bequest involves making a specific dollar amount from your estate to Fistula Foundation.
- Percentage Bequest: another kind of specific bequest involves leaving a specific percentage of your overall estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 10% of your estate to Fistula Foundation.
- Residual Bequest: a residual bequest is made from the balance of an estate after the will or trust has given away each of the specific bequests. A common residual bequest involves leaving a percentage of the remaining value (residue) of the estate to charity. For example, you may wish to leave 30% of the residue of your estate to Fistula Foundation.
We recommend consulting an attorney when preparing your will but have included some suggested language here to help guide your conversation. We are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice.
Bequest of a Specific Dollar Amount:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ ($DOLLARS) to Fistula Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 1700 The Alameda, Suite 300, San Jose CA, 95126, Federal Tax ID #77-0547201, for Fistula Foundation’s general use and purpose.
I hereby give, devise and bequeath _____% (PERCENTAGE) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to Fistula Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 1700 The Alameda, Suite 300, San Jose CA, 95126, Federal Tax ID #77-0547201, for Fistula Foundation’s general use and purpose.
I hereby give, devise and bequeath Fistula Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 1700 The Alameda, Suite 300, San Jose CA, 95126, Federal Tax ID #77-0547201, ______(ALL OR A PERCENTAGE) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for Fistula Foundation’s general use and purpose.
Stock gifts can be arranged with your financial advisor through most brokerage accounts.
We’re able to accept donations of appreciated securities (stock) by electronic transfer through the Depository Trust Company (DTC).
Please follow the instructions below:
- Please contact Donalda Watson-Walkinshaw, director of fundraising operations by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (408-249-9596) before completing this transaction to provide details on the number of shares and type of stock being donated. Taking this step will ensure that your stock gift can be easily tracked for tax purposes.
- Request a stock gift transfer through your broker using the following information:
- Account: Charles Schwab – Sunnyvale Branch
- Account Name: The Fistula Foundation
- Account Number: 5196-7708
- Schwab’s DTC clearing number is 0164, code 40.
For questions or assistance, your broker can contact:
Sand Hill Global Advisors, LLC
245 Lytton Avenue • Suite 300 • Palo Alto CA 94301
Direct tel: 650-854-9150| Fax: 650-854.-941
You can make a secure, tax-deductible crypto donation using the Crypto Donation Utility below. You will receive an email tax receipt from The Giving Block, Fistula Foundation’s crypto-donations partner.
- Crypto donations are among the most tax-efficient ways to support fistula treatment
- Please consult with your financial planner to determine your tax benefits. If you want to learn more about how donating crypto may lower your taxes, check out thegivingblock.com/faq.
- Individuals making crypto donations can choose to remain anonymous.
- Should you want to receive updates on the impact of your gift, you can elect to share your email.
Through our partnership with The Giving Block, we can accept over 50 cryptocurrencies, with more being added regularly. You can see the current list on the widget’s drop-down menu under “Other crypto options.”
If you are interested in donating a cryptocurrency not listed here, please contact Donalda Watson-Walkinshaw, Director of Fundraising Operations, at email@example.com, or call 408-249-9596.
You can recommend a donor-advised fund (DAF) grant to the Fistula Foundation through your fund manager or your DAF account online.
Please ask your fund manager to include your name and address on the distribution, so that we can thank you and send you updates on the important work that your support makes possible.
Below is a list of prominent institutions that provide donor-advised funds.
- Fidelity Charitable
- Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund
- Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
- National Christian Foundation
- National Philanthropic Trust
- Network for Good
- New York Community Trust
- Schwab Charitable
- Silicon Valley Community Foundation
- Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
Fistula Foundation welcomes inquiries from professional advisers. We are eager to help you assist your clients in fulfilling their philanthropic plans.
To send Gifts of Securities and/or Arranging Wire Transfer Gifts, please see the following resources:
- Fistula Foundation’s U.S. Tax Identification Number is 77-0547201.
- For general inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 249-9596.
- If you are an executor or an attorney representing an estate, please contact Donalda Watson-Walkinshaw, Director of Fundraising Operations, by email (email@example.com) or phone (408-249-9596).
To name Fistula Foundation in your client’s will or trust, you can include the following bequest language:
I give and devise to Fistula Foundation, a not-for-profit institution organized under the laws of the State of California, having its principal offices at 1700 The Alameda, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95126-1430 (U.S. Tax Identification Number 77-0547201), the sum of $_____________ (or state percentage of identified assets available for distribution) to be held, managed and distributed by Fistula Foundation, at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer, to help women suffering with obstetric fistula.