Check, Credit Card, or EFT
You can give securely online today and also set up monthly, quarterly, or annual gifts to be automatically withdrawn. If you would like to mail a check, you can send it to:
Institute for Bible Reading
P.O. Box 5444
Wheaton, IL 60189
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We invite you to become a ChangeMaker, joining the community of donors who give each month to change the way the world reads the Bible. ChangeMakers are part of our “inner circle” and receive insider updates, exclusive stories, and access to member-only online events.
Gifts of Appreciated Assets
You can transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you have owned for over a year to the Institute for Bible Reading. These assets will be immediately sold and the proceeds used to further our mission and our work.
You receive the benefit of an immediate income tax deduction at fair market value for the securities on the date of transfer (no matter what you originally paid for them). You pay no capital gains tax on the transferred stock. Donating appreciated stock can be more beneficial to you than giving cash. Contact our Executive Director, Scott Bolinder, for more details.
Tax-Free Gifts From Your IRA
If you are 70½ or older, you can make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 from your IRA to the Institute for Bible Reading without incurring federal income tax on the withdrawal. If you do not have an immediate need for the required mandatory distributions (RMDs) from your IRA, you can gift them to support our mission.
This is good news for people who want to make a charitable gift during their lifetime from retirement assets but have been discouraged from doing so because of the income tax penalty. This is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). The QCD applies to traditional, rollover, and Roth IRAs. SEP and Simple IRAs also qualify (as long as you no longer actively receive employer contributions). Employer-sponsored plans do not allow for QCDs. Contact our Executive Director, Scott Bolinder, for instructions on how to give from your IRA.
Employer Gift Matching
Check with the HR department at your employer to see if they offer a matching gift opportunity when you contribute to a qualifying 501(c)(3) organization like the Institute for Bible Reading. These employer matches can double or even triple your contribution!
This is an easy way to support our ministry while doing your regular online shopping. AmazonSmile is a parallel website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and features as Amazon. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile and designate the Institute for Bible Reading as the charity of your choice, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our organization.