Gift of Cash

The Power of a Simple Gift

One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support the International Rescue Committee is with a gift of cash. Cash can be used to support our work in the form of:

An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card or setting up an automatic transfer from your bank account today, you enable the IRC to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize on your taxes.

A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary or close the account.

There are several other ways to make cash donations as part of the gift types below. To learn more, explore the links below.

Ways to Use Cash

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Sample Language for Your Will

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Federal tax ID number:13-5660870
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Next Steps

  1. Contact IRC's Planned Giving Team at (212) 551-2954 or plannedgiving@rescue.org for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the IRC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: International Rescue Committee, Inc.
Address: 122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168-1289
Federal tax ID number: 13-5660870