Ways to Give
Special Olympics Northern California provides life-changing programs and resources to thousands of people with and without disabilities.
We Can't Do It Without You!
All of our services are provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of our community. Along with donating online, there are many ways for you to support our athletes and help them live their best lives, both on and off the field!
Special Olympics NorCal’s Tax ID number : 68-0363121
Your gift of stock can provide you with a great way to support Special Olympics Northern California and our programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Using the stock donation form, simply fill out the name of stock and number of shares to be donated,* and your broker can follow the instructions to wire the shares to our Special Olympics Northern California account.
*After you have sent the information to your broker, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address along with the date that you transferred the stock and the name of the stock so that we can properly prepare your tax receipt.
When you make a Donor Advised Fund gift, it is possible that the sponsoring organization will not share your information with us. Please fill out this form when you’ve made your gift so we can thank you and ensure your gift gets to where it is intended.
If you are 70½ or older, you can use your IRA to receive tax relief on giving to charities such as Special Olympics Northern California. You can do so with a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA. The funds are directly transferred from your IRA to Special Olympics Northern California and support our programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities right away! A QCD generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
Our Tax ID number is 68-0363121
Benefits of an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution:
- Avoid taxes on transfers up to $100,000 from your IRA to Special Olympics.
- Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.
- Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions.
- Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts.
- Help further the mission of Special Olympics.
Special Olympics Northern California is grateful to be included in our supporters’ estate plans after they have first provided for their loves ones.
To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.
Have you already included a gift in your will or trust? Fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity.
Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life-insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. Use this online tool to make your plans and designate us as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets.
Create Meaningful Change
After you have first provided for your loves ones, we have teamed up with FreeWill, an online estate planning tool to help you get started creating a legally valid will or trust.
Does your employer offer matching gifts? If so, double your impact. Once you make your donation, request a matching gift from your company. Many will also match volunteer hours. Check here to see if your company matches. Once you donate, make sure to let your Human Resources or Administrative Department know so they can process the match.
Workplace giving is an easy, efficient way employees can make tax-deductible donations to charities they care about through payroll contributions at work. Campaigns are typically hosted annually where employees are giving the opportunity to have a percentage of their paycheck donated to their favorite charity.
Use your Facebook page as your own personal fundraising tool for Special Olympics Northern California. Can’t think of a better birthday gift than giving to Special Olympics? Set up a Facebook fundraising page and invite your followers to make a donation in your honor to Special Olympics.
Athletes are why we exist and volunteers are how we exist. We are always looking for new volunteers. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and bring with them a variety of talents to share with our athletes. You do not need any experience to be a volunteer, just a willingness to lend a hand, get involved and change a life.