Financial Donations

 

Donations are critical to the operation of FISH. Any donation amount is welcome and may qualify for a tax deduction because FISH of Vancouver is registered with the State of Washington and qualified under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code for deductible donations. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution to support us on a regular basis.

THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS YOU MAY DONATE

At our office:

You may drop cash or check donations off at our FISH office. 906 Harney, Vancouver, WA 98660. Our friendly receptionist at the front desk can receive cash or check donations and they will provide receipts.

By mail:

You may mail check donations to FISH. PO Box 585, Vancouver WA. 98666.

After you have completed the form below, you will be taken to the secure PayPal website to process your payment. You do not need to be a PayPal member, or to sign up as one in order to pay (although PayPal membership is free). You can elect to pay directly with your credit card or bank account (where available) instead, and PayPal will simply process your payment like any online credit card or check transaction. Afterwards, you will be given the opportunity to print your donation receipt.

Include FISH in Your Estate Plan

FISH of Vancouver has been serving low-income individuals for more than 45 years. We would like your help to continue providing food and other items well into the future. You can help by including FISH in your estate plan. Here are a few options:

Bequests

The easiest way to include FISH of Vancouver in your estate plan would be through a bequest. You can designate a specific gift or a percentage of the remainder of your estate to FISH of Vancouver in your will.

If you do not have a will, you should seek legal counsel to assist you. If you already have a will, your attorney can assist in amending the will or adding a codicil to make the gift. Your attorney is likely to ask for the formal name of the organization and to determine the tax-deductibility of gifts to the organization. Here is some sample language you can provide the attorney:

I give to FISH of Vancouver, a Washington nonprofit corporation (Tax ID #91-1166344) recognized as exempt from tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, with its principal offices located at 906 Harney Street, Vancouver, Washington, [all (or ___%) of my residuary estate} or {the sum of $______} to be used for its general purposes.

Beneficiary Designation

You can also make a gift to FISH by designating FISH of Vancouver as a beneficiary on your retirement plan such as a 401(k), 403(b), or IRA. The designation can be for any percentage of your account. You usually fill this out when you are hired. You can change the designation either by contacting your company’s human resource department or by contacting the plan administrator directly.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Betty Sue Morris, Development Committee Chair, at 360-573-9455.

Already Included FISH in Your Estate Plan?

If you have already included FISH in your estate plan, we would like to know so that we can plan for our future and appropriately recognize you.

Gifts of Stock

Donating stock may have tax advantages above a donation of cash. Normally the sale of stock would generate capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock, but a gift of appreciated stock to a charitable organization is one way to avoid the tax. The donor does not have to pay the tax on capital gains and is eligible for a tax deduction for the value of the stock on the day it is transferred to the charity.

If you would like to make a gift of stock, please notify Betty Sue Morris, Development Committee Chair, at 360-573-9455. Stocks transferred electronically do not come with any identifying information and we want to be sure that you are promptly thanked and receipted.

Thank you for helping FISH of Vancouver feed hungry families and individuals in our community!