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Major Giving

There are many ways to make a Major Gift and we can help you find the right opportunity that both meets your philanthropic wishes and helps us further our mission. The ASPCA receives no public financial support and relies on its major donor partners to accomplish its mission of alleviating homelessness and animal cruelty across the nation. We hope you find this information helpful and thank you for considering a gift to the ASPCA.

Should you wish to make a major gift of $5,000 or more, please contact us to learn more about the many available ASPCA giving options, and to discuss which option is best for you at this time. You may be able to give more than you expected!

Read how the following ASPCA major gift partners have helped us improve the lives of animals.

How Major Gifts Have Helped

Types of Major Gifts

Cash Gifts

Gifts of cash immediately impact ASPCA programs and provide you the donor with the highest tax deduction.

Gifts of Stock

Through a gift of appreciated securities, you the donor will receive one of the most significant tax breaks from the IRS.  A donation of securities is a powerful way to support the ASPCA, providing you with the satisfaction of advancing the lifesaving work of the ASPCA; at the same time you receive the following benefits:

-  You will pay no capital gains tax on the securities you choose to donate

-  You will receive an immediate tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, regardless of what you initially paid to purchase them

-  Your gift of stock, like cash gifts, can be directed to the general support of the ASPCA or to a specific project

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

A convenient and flexible way to manage your charitable giving and a cost-effective alternative to establishing a private foundation. What you do:

Recommend that a distribution be made from your donor advised fund for ASPCA programs and services.  The gift is then made in your fund's name.

While the ASPCA does not directly manage Donor Advised Funds, there are a number of financial institutions and community trusts that can assist you in establishing such a fund.  Contributions and/or grants from you DAF can be made to a number of charitable organizations of your choice and you receive many benefits including:

-  An immediate tax deduction

-  The flexibility of one source for your charitable giving, without the costs and administrative obligations of a private foundation

-  More ongoing tax benefits with a donor advised fund than with a private foundation

-  No start-up costs or administrative expenses

Gifts of Personal Property

By donating a piece of personal property (an item or collection of art, books, furniture i.e.), you are making a valuable contribution to the ASPCA and also receiving a tax deduction. 

The donated item can be sold by the ASPCA or can be held for sale at a later date.  You, the donor, will immediately receive an income tax deduction for the appraised value of the donated article and no capital gains tax will be assessed.  This is the perfect way to make a difference for your charity without making a monetary transaction.  For more detailed information on this type of donation, please consult your financial advisor or the IRS directly. 

Legal Information and Tax ID

It is suggested that the following information be included with all gifts:

Name: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Principal Address:

424 East 92nd Street
 New York, NY 10128

Telephone: (212) 876-7700

Federal Tax ID # 13-1623829

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is recognized as a 501(c) 3 charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

Contact Us

Wilhelmina Waldman
Vice President, Philanthropy 
wilhelmina.waldman@aspca.org 
(212) 876-7700, ext. 4745

424 East 92nd Street 
New York, NY 10128