Ways to Give

Cash Gift Options

Credit Card

  • Online: You can donate online using a credit card by clicking here.
  • Phone: Please call 1 (800) 243-6622 to make a credit card donation over the phone.

 

Note: For security purposes, please do not email us your credit card information.

Check

Checks made payable to "The MOAA Foundation" can be mailed to:

The MOAA Foundation
PO Box 1555
Merrifield, VA 22116-9917

You may contribute to The MOAA Foundation in memory of a loved one, friend, or colleague, or to commemorate a special occasion. We will acknowledge your gift by sending a letter to the person(s) you designate. Please be sure to include the appropriate names and addresses with your gift.  

 

Securities

It may be to your financial advantage to give marketable securities - stocks, bonds, or mutual funds - instead of cash as a gift to The MOAA Foundation.

Any securities you have owned for more than 12 months that have increased in value since you bought them are subject to long-term capital gains tax when you sell them. If you make a gift of these securities to our foundation however, you can save twice -- once when you receive a charitable deduction for the securities' fair market value as of the day of transfer, and again when you avoid the taxes on the capital gains. Consult your financial adviser regarding the details of such a transaction.

For more information and instructions on how to transfer your securities to The MOAA Foundation, call our Development office at 1 (800) 234-6622, or email MOAA_Foundation@moaa.org.  

 

Bequests/Estate Gifts 

A bequest -- a gift made through your will -- allows you to retain control of your assets during your lifetime and distribute them as you wish upon your death. After providing for loved ones, many people choose to include a gift to The MOAA Foundation.

Some of the most common types of bequests include a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of the estate, or the residual portion of the estate. A charitable bequest may reduce the estate tax. Consult an attorney when making or revising a will to ensure compliance with state law and to minimize any applicable taxes.

For bequests to The MOAA Foundation, your attorney may find the following wording useful:

"I give and bequeath__________________(description of property) and/or the sum of $_________ to Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Foundation, a Virginia non-profit, charitable organization (EIN: 46-4219250) that is tax-exempt under section §501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code doing business at 201 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2539.These funds are to be used in support of all MOAA Military Family Initiative charitable programs offered by MOAA, its subsidiaries, its councils or its chapters to currently serving uniformed service members and veterans of all ranks, their families and their survivors." 

Donors who provide for The MOAA Foundation either by means of a bequest or a planned gift are eligible for Heritage Society. For more information, please call our Development office at 1-800-234-6622, or email MOAA_Foundation@moaa.org.

 

IRA Charitable Rollover/Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) 

This donation option is ideal for those who are 70.5 or older and own an IRA. A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) taken from your traditional IRA counts as a distribution for purposes of the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules. You can donate all or part of your annual RMD (up to the $100,000 limit) without having to count that distribution as taxable income. To do this, you must instruct your financial advisor, bank, or IRA administrator to transfer funds from your traditional IRA directly to a public charity, such as The MOAA Foundation. Be sure to request your name and address be listed on the distribution check or accompanying materials and send it to:

The MOAA Foundation
201 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Tax ID: 46-4219250 

 

Amazon Smile 

The MOAA Foundation is working with AmazonSmile! Please consider selecting The MOAA Foundation (TMF) as your charity beneficiary of choice when shopping on Amazon.com. Once you select TMF, the Amazon Foundation will donate .5% of all eligible purchases you make through smile.amazon.com to our charity. This is a simple, yet meaningful, way to continue giving throughout the year.

How: When you first visit smile.amazon.com (do not use “www”), and login using you regular Amazon account information, you will be prompted to select a charity. Search for The MOAA Foundation.

Next: Shop as normal. For future purchases be sure to go to smile.amazon.com instead of Amazon.com.

Learn more about Amazon Smile here.