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Employer Matching Gifts

Did you know that many employers and companies sponsor matching gift programs for their employees? That means your tax-deductible gift to the Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund could be doubled or even tripled! If your company participates in matching gift programs, request the appropriate form, complete it and mail it in with your donation and Futures Without Violence will take care of the rest!

Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129

Workplace Giving Program

Many employers have workplace giving programs - such as United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign. You can choose the Futures Without Violence to receive a specific tax deductible donation through automatic payroll deductions. You can make this a one-time gift, monthly, bi-monthly or weekly installment. It’s that easy!

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and your company participates in United Way, you can select Futures Without Violence to receive your donation by checking #1265 on your enrollment card.

If you live in any other region of the country and your company participates in United Way, you can WRITE IN the Futures Without Violence and have your donation allocated to us.

If you are a federal worker, you can choose Futures Without Violence to get your donation, by checking off 11662 on your CFC enrollment card.

Planned Giving

Charitable Bequests For General and Endowment Support

A simple way to leave a planned gift to the Futures Without Violence is to make a bequest in your will or living trust. With a charitable bequest to the Futures Without Violence, you can provide Futures Without Violence with important support of its general operations or long-term support for its general operations through their Endowment Fund, or direct the annual distributions from your gift to one or more of our programs. You can make a bequest of cash, securities, real property, or personal property. You may also contribute a percentage of your estate or the entire residue of your estate. Your estate will receive a charitable estate tax deduction for the full value of the donation, so your estate will not pay estate tax on these assets.

Below, we have listed some of the more common kinds of bequests, and if you click through the different types, you will find some sample bequest language. Note that the following sample language must be tailored to meet your specific situation and estate planning documents. We always recommend that you carefully review the terms of your will or trust with your estate planning counsel.

  • General Purpose Bequests are bequests that Futures Without Violence may use for its general operating purposes. (click through to landing page w/ General Purpose Bequest Header)
  • General Purpose Endowment Bequests are endowed bequests, the annual distributions from which Futures Without Violence may use for its general operating purposes. (Click through to landing page with Endowment Bequest header)
Recommended Steps

To ensure that your testamentary goals are achieved, we recommend that you:

  • Make a list of the individuals and organizations that you would like to support.
  • Make a detailed list of your assets (financial, real estate, vehicles, jewelry, collectibles, etc.)
  • Make an appointment with your attorney to prepare or update your estate planning documents.
  • Notify our staff and discuss your intentions with them.
Futures Without Violence is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advice. This document is designed to provide information about charitable bequests. Donors are urged to seek the advice of their estate planning counsel.

Donations of Stock

Your tax deductible gift will allow you to bypass capital gains taxes.

Publicly traded securities, stocks, bonds and mutual funds may be donated to Futures Without Violence at their present fair market value, including any "paper profit" in the stock. In this way, you avoid the capital gains tax that would be due if the securities were sold. In most cases, you also can claim an income tax deduction for the full market value the day of the gift. Closely held stock also can be an excellent way to make a donation.

If you are interested in donating stock, please contact, Rachael Smith Fals at 415-678-5500.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): 94-3110973