Tax law update: Under the CARES Act legislation passed because of Covid-19, the limit on charitable deductions has been raised for 2021 tax returns from 60% of your income to 100%. And if you don’t itemize deductions, you may deduct up to $300 of cash gifts to charity ($600 for couples). Please consult your tax advisor for more information. 

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Here’s how you can help:

Donate now onlineMake your secure contribution online now.
Mail a checkMake it out to CalMatters and send it to:
CalMatters
1017 L Street #261
Sacramento CA 95814
Use your
Donor Advised Fund
If you donate through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, make your recommendation through the DAF Direct website. If you have another donor-advised fund, please make the recommendation to your fund and give them the address above and our federal tax ID number: 47-2474086.
Donate shares of stockDonating appreciated stock is easy and may have significant tax benefits for you. Please check with your tax advisor. 

When you’re ready, ask your broker to transfer the shares to the CalMatters brokerage account at Fidelity. The account number is Z47943429 and the Depository Trust Company (DTC) code for Fidelity is 0226. Stock transfers often arrive without the donor’s contact information, so please send an email to gifts@calmatters.org to notify us and share your contact information so we may promptly send an acknowledgment and a tax receipt.
Donate from your IRAA qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account can be a great, tax-advantaged way to support CalMatters. Contact us at gifts@calmatters.org for help with this process. 
Transfer or wire fundsSending a gift from your bank directly to ours is easy and safe. Please contact us for the banking information required to make a transfer at gifts@calmatters.org.
Include us in your estate planWhat will be your legacy? Please consider leaving a gift to CalMatters through your estate plans to pass your appreciation of an informed and engaged public forward. To learn more about planned gifts contact Kate Looby, Chief Development Officer at kate@calmatters.org

If you add us to your estate plan, please let us know so we can recognize your generous intent and keep you informed about the impact of our work.
Matching giftsMany employers will donate to the charities you select. Check with your employer, and if they have a matching gift program that we can assist you with, please email gifts@calmatters.org.

If you have any questions about donating, please email gifts@calmatters.org or contact Kate Looby, Chief Development Officer, at kate@calmatters.org

CalMatters is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Federal Tax ID #47-2474086. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your contribution.

We do not share or sell the personal information of our donors nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.