Ways to Give

Thank you for your support!


Taxpayer for Common Sense is supported by contributions from hundreds of generous individuals and foundations. We do not accept corporate contributions or government grants (we do accept small amounts from employer matched funds of individual gifts). We do not accept funding from those with a financial stake in our work.

Taxpayers for Common Sense is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult with your tax advisor. For more information, contact the Development Director at development [at] taxpayer.net or (202) 546-8500 ext. 128.

There are several ways to support Taxpayers for Common Sense financially:



Become a Common Sense Advocate


Become a Common Sense Advocate with a recurring gift to Taxpayers for Common Sense. By providing a dependable source of income we can count on, we'll make sure your voice is heard in Washington. Click here to set up your automated monthly contribution with a credit card.

If you would like to make changes to your recurring donation information please email us at development [at] taxpayer.net or call us at (202)546-8500 ext. 128.




Make a One-Time Gift


Cash contributions are the easiest way to support Taxpayers for Common Sense!

To contribute online now, click here

To contribute by mail, you may download this form and send it with your credit card number or a check (payable to Taxpayers for Common Sense) to:

  • ATTN: Development Director
  • Taxpayers for Common Sense
  • 651 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
  • Washington, DC 20003

To contribute by phone, please contact the Development Director at development [at] taxpayer.net or (202) 546-8500 ext. 128, and we can process your credit card.

To contribute by wire or electronic funds transfer, please contact us for our account and routing information!

 



Workplace Giving


Combined Federal Campaign

If you are a federal employee, you can support Taxpayers for Common Sense in the Combined Federal Campaign. Look for Taxpayers for Common Sense - CFC #94635!

 

Matching Gifts

Many employers match donations made to charitable organizations by their employees. Most match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Check with your company to see if it offers a Matching Gift program. The Taxpayers for Common Sense Federal Identification Number is 52-1941122.

You may send your completed matching gift form to:

  • ATTN: Development Director
  • Taxpayers for Common Sense
  • 651 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
  • Washington, DC 20003

Or by email to development [at] taxpayer.net.


 

Give Through Your Donor Advised Fund

 

A donor advised fund (DAF) can make giving easy by offering donors an affordable and flexible vehicle for charitable giving along with favorable tax benefits. If you have a donor advised fund at one of the participating firms, this “DAF Direct” tool enables you to recommend grants to Taxpayers for Common Sense directly from your advised fund.

*Current participants include Fidelity Charitable, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and Schwab Charitable.

     

 

              

   

     



For Institutional Funders

 

Contact the Development Director at development [at] taxpayer.net or (202) 546-8500 ext. 128 to discuss how the Taxpayers for Common Sense strategy can complement your grantmaking portfolio. Taxpayers for Common Sense experts are available for grantmaker presentations on the federal budget and its implications on a variety of issues.

For more on the mission and structure of Taxpayers for Common Sense, see About Us. A biography of TCS President Ryan Alexander can be found here.

The Taxpayers for Common Sense Federal Identification Number is 52-1941122.

Visit Guidestar for our most recent tax form 990s. Copies of tax returns will be provided upon request to development [at] taxpayer.net or (202) 546-8500 ext. 128.




Gifts In Honor or In Memory of Someone Special


Gifts to Taxpayers for Common Sense are a great way to honor or remember someone special in your life. If you would like to celebrate an occasion or remember someone special by supporting Taxpayers for Common Sense, you can indicate this by sending their name and contact information with your check to Taxpayers for Common Sense  or on the online donation form - and we will send a special note to let them know!




Other Ways to Give


Please contact us by email at development [at] taxpayer.net or by phone at (202) 546-8500 ext. 128 for more information about other ways to support Taxpayers for Common Sense. We would be happy to connect you or your advisors to experts in gift planning.

Gifts of Stock, Bonds, or Mutual Funds

Taxpayers for Common Sense happily accepts gifts of appreciated stocks and bonds. And, donations may also come with significant tax advantages for the donor.

Planned Giving - Bequests, Trusts, and Annuities

A planned gift combines your desire to support Taxpayers for Common Sense with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. Your planned gift may allow you to take a sizable income, capital gains, and estate deductions on your taxes. More importantly, your planned gift gives you a special connection with Taxpayers for Common Sense and our mission to make government work for years to come.


 

 
 

 

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