Don’t Need Your IRA Retirement Savings As Much As You Once Thought?
Learn more about how a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) can benefit you.
If you are 70½ or older and have an IRA, you are already qualified!
How a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) Works
You are at least 70½ years old with IRA funds you no longer need
Make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA
*If you are 73 years old or older, your QCD can count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD)!
Did You Know?
You can also support our mission for years to come. Simply name Girl Scouts of the USA as a beneficiary of your IRA account, and the remaining assets (or a portion) of the account will be distributed to build girls of courage, character and confidence.
Sample Beneficiary Designation
Legal name: Girl Scouts of the United States of America
Address: 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2798
Federal Tax ID number: 13-1624016
Discover the Benefits of a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
Reduce Your Taxable Income
When you take funds from your IRA, they count as taxable income. But if you transfer them directly to charity, you reduce your taxable income while satisfying your RMD.
Fulfill Your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)
After you turn 73, you must distribute funds from your IRA. If you do not distribute the required minimum, you may be penalized, but a QCD allows a transfer up to $100,000 per individual or $200,000 per couple to satisfy your RMD.
Build Girls of Courage
When you make a QCD to Girl Scouts, you support the number one leadership development experience for girls in the world, providing girls the chance to practice a lifetime of adventure and success.
“Girl Scouts has been a very important part of my life since the 2nd grade, and I recently felt the need to support their mission in a bigger way. Donating through my IRA account via a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) enabled me to give more and make a larger impact. And it was a pretty easy process – just a simple form to fill out with the help of my financial advisor.”
—Pamela Lubeck, shown in the front row, second from right, with her friends from Girl Scouts
Find Out if a Qualified Charitable Distribution is Right For You
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You’re qualified to make this type of gift!
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Take Your Next Steps
Get started by selecting your IRA custodian and filling out your information below.
This information will be used to pre-fill your distribution form.
Once you have downloaded and completed the rest of your form, please mail the form to your IRA custodian. We recommend mailing this by December 1 to ensure you receive your tax deduction for this year.
Please let us know about your generous gift!
We’d like to thank you and ensure your gift goes to the program or department you desire.