Some of the most common ways to make a gift to Ivy Child International are to write a check, make a gift using a credit card, or donate online.

A gift of cash could be right for you if:

  • You want the easiest way to donate to Ivy Child.
  • You want the largest possible income tax charitable deduction for your gift.
  • You would like to make the gift to Ivy Child that has the greatest immediate impact.

How It Works

You make a gift of cash directly to Ivy Child and you receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction.

How Your Gift Helps

Your gifts to Ivy Child International help to foster Ivy Child’s diverse and intimate community devoted to inspiring lives of peace, learning, leadership, and service. It will provide Ivy Child International with the resources to…


Foster inclusion and inspire children to understand their strengths and capabilities.

Help children value service as an essential element of a life well lived.

Develop caregivers and providers to excel at attaining optimal levels of wellbeing, with a heightened self-awareness of their abilities, skills and impact in multiple areas.

What is an outright gift of cash?

An outright gift of cash is when you transfer funds to Ivy Child International and get nothing of financial value in return. The most common way for donors to make an outright gift is to write a check payable to Ivy Child International.

Gift provides immediate support

Unlike some other gift arrangements, your outright gift will provide resources that Ivy Child can put to immediate use. If you prefer to restrict our use of your gift in any way, please contact us so that we can be sure that we can carry out your wishes.

Maximum tax savings

You may deduct the full amount of your donation up to 60% of your adjusted gross income, providing tax savings if you itemize. You may carry forward all of your unused deduction for up to five additional years.

Ways to give cash

Most donors make an outright gift by writing a check payable to Ivy Child International and mailing it to us. You may also make a cash gift using your credit card.


Riya Shetty would like to make an immediate $15,000 gift to Ivy Child International. Riya could write a check for this amount and earn a charitable deduction equal to $15,000. Alternatively, Riya could make a gift using her credit card by calling us on the phone, responding to a mailing, or by donating online through our website. Gifts of checks and gifts made via credit cards are considered cash gifts.


  • Riya may deduct up to 60% of her adjusted gross income for her gift of cash, providing tax savings if she itemizes.
  • If Riya itemizes deductions but cannot use the entire deduction in the year of gift, she may carry the balance forward for up to five additional years.
  • Assuming Riya itemizes deductions and can use her entire income tax charitable deduction of $15,000, she will save her $5,550 (37% tax).
  • Riya will gain the satisfaction of making a $15,000 gift to Ivy Child.
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