Other ways to give

We recognize the diversity in generosity and offer multiple ways to support our mission

Giving Options

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a unique type of giving program, managed by a third-party organization, that combines tax advantages with the flexibility to support your favorite charities, like Discipline, with ease. It’s a dedicated account for managing your charitable donations.

Growing in popularity, DAFs offer a streamlined approach to your charitable giving. When contributing cash, stock, or other assets to a DAF, you receive an immediate tax deduction. You can then recommend grants from your fund to Discipline at your own pace, allowing you to strategically plan your charitable contributions.

How it Works

1. Begin by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible contribution to a DAF sponsoring organization like Fidelity Charitable, American Endowment Foundation, New York Community Trust, National Philanthropic Trust, Schwab Charitable Fund or your local community foundation. This establishes your Donor Advised Fund.
2. Decide on the investment allocation for your donated assets. Note that any growth of these assets is tax-free.
3. Whenever you’re ready, recommend grants to Discipline, Inc. Make sure to use Discipline’s full legal name or our Employer Identification Number (EIN) 87-3936624 when searching in a DAF charity database.

Impact of Your Donor Advised Fund on Discipline
DAFs serve as an efficient and flexible method to support our work around the globe. These critical gifts help drive lasting change, empowering vulnerable people to build thriving communities.

Consider naming Discipline as a beneficiary of the fund in your estate and legacy planning.

Get in Touch

For more information about contributing to Discipline via your DAF, please contact us at giving@adiscipline.org.

Notify us at giving@adiscipline.org when transferring a gift. Any unidentified donations of stock arriving in our account can delay the issuance of a tax-deductible receipt. When alerting us via email to Discipline, please include the following details:

– The donor’s name
– The name, ticker symbol, and number of shares of the stock being donated
– The mailing address of the donor for the tax receipt issuance
– The gift’s purpose
– Whether it’s a payment on a pledge

Gifts that support Discipline’s mission to alleviate human suffering are most beneficial to us, as they allow us the flexibility to address the most urgent needs. However, we gladly accept gifts designated for specific purposes. To ensure we can honor a designated gift, please contact us at giving@adiscipline.org.

Our EIN/Tax ID number: 87-3936624

Donating Stock

If you wish to donate publicly traded stock or other securities, please have the following information at hand:

– Ticker symbol and name of the mutual fund
– Number of shares being gifted
– Broker information, including:
– The name of the brokerage firm
– The account number
– The phone number of the institution delivering the shares
– Name of the donor
– BIN Number

Please note, donations of mutual fund shares can take up to 4 weeks to settle into our securities donation account.

Gifts received into our stock gift account after December 31 will be treated as a gift in the following calendar year for tax-deductible purposes.

For General Queries Regarding Your Securities Donation
Should you have any questions regarding your donation of securities, please contact us via email at giving@adiscipline.org. We’re here to assist you.

In jurisdictions such as the United States, where the IRS considers cryptocurrency as property, donating cryptocurrency to Discipline can have significant tax benefits:

1. Avoiding Capital Gains: If you’ve held your cryptocurrency for more than a year, donating it directly to Discipline can eliminate the need to pay capital gains tax that would be applicable if you had sold it.

2. Tax Deduction: You may qualify for a tax deduction based on the full fair market value of the cryptocurrency. This can be up to 50% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) if you itemize your deductions and have held the cryptocurrency for a minimum of a year.

These benefits mean that your cryptocurrency donation could potentially make a greater impact. Neither you nor Discipline would need to pay capital gains tax, resulting in Discipline receiving the entire amount of the donation.

However, it’s essential to consult with a tax professional or advisor who is knowledgeable about cryptocurrency donations. They can provide advice tailored to your specific circumstances and help you maximize the tax advantages of your charitable giving. 

For further information about donating cryptocurrency, please get in touch with our team at giving@adiscipline.org for additional guidance on the process.

Donate by Mail
You can donate by mail by clicking the link below, printing out the form, and mailing it — along with check or credit card information — to Discipline’s mailing address:

Donor Services
P.O. Box 343
Fishers, IN 46038

Donate by Electronic Funds Transfer
You may donate through an Electronic Funds Transfer to Discipline. Please follow Discipline’s Electronic Bank Transfer instructions and consult with your bank representative about how to send an ACH or wire transfer.

For donations of $1,000 or less, consider using your online personal banking platform. Here’s how:

1. Choose the payment option (usually labeled “Bill Pay” or similar) on your online banking platform.
2. Click on “Add a Company” or a similar button.
3. A search window will appear. Type “Discipline” in the search field and click Search. Select “Discipline Inc.” and then “Donation.”

For donations over $1,000, or if Discipline isn’t listed as a payee, you can donate by check through your bank’s online portal using Discipline’s lockbox address:

Donor Services
P.O. Box 343
Fishers, IN 46038

Enter the donation amount and use the “Account Number” or “Memo” field to record “Donation.” Click “Submit” to complete the transfer.

A tax-deductible receipt will be sent to your personal mailing address within 30 days of your donation. To update your address, contact your bank directly. For receipt information regarding direct donations to Discipline, contact giving@adiscipline.org.

If you’re older than 70.5, you can donate a part of your required minimum distribution (RMD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to a qualifying 501(c)(3) charity such as Discipline Inc. This donation is not included in your taxable income, and can also satisfy part or all of your RMD for the year. This is commonly known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).

When you ask your IRA custodian to issue a check from your IRA payable to Discipline Inc, they will typically send the check directly to us. It can be helpful to have your name included on the check or in an accompanying letter, to ensure that Discipline knows the donation came from you. Also, it’s always a good idea to inform us that you’re making a donation, so we can look out for it and properly acknowledge your gift.

However, every individual’s tax situation is unique, so it’s recommended that you discuss this with a tax advisor to make sure this type of donation is right for you. Here’s how you might do it:

1. Contact your IRA custodian to find out their procedure for making a QCD. You might need to complete certain forms or provide specific instructions.
2. Provide the necessary information to your IRA custodian, including our full name (Discipline Inc.) and Employer Identification Number (EIN). In this case, the EIN is 87-3936624.
3. Notify Discipline at giving@adiscipline.org that you’re planning to make a QCD. Give your name and any other information that we might need to identify and acknowledge your gift.
4. Contact your tax advisor to discuss your plans and understand any potential implications for your tax situation.

Remember, the tax benefits of QCDs are subject to change based on current tax laws, so it’s important to stay up-to-date and consult with a tax professional.

Many companies offer programs that ‘match’ the charitable contributions of their employees, essentially doubling the impact of your donation. This allows your generous gift to Discipline to stretch even further.

If your employer offers such a program, they can furnish you with a matching gift form. This form should accompany your donation when sent to Discipline. This way, we can ensure your contribution is maximized.

Please, check with your HR department or your employer’s charitable giving policy to see if such a program exists. We are grateful for your support and thank you for considering this valuable option.

Please let us if you’re contributing a matching gift by sending the completed form to our organization:

Donor Services
P.O. Box 343
Fishers, IN 46038

Our Donor Services team will confirm the receipt of your donation and return the completed form to your employer, ensuring the matching funds are secured.

Please note, the conditions and criteria for gift matching can vary from employer to employer. Some companies may even offer a payroll deduction plan. For more information, or if you’re unsure whether Discipline qualifies for your company’s gift matching program, please do not hesitate to reach out. Email us at giving@adiscipline.org, and we’ll be more than happy to provide additional details about our mission and programs.

Together, we can maximize the impact of your generosity. Thank you for considering a matching gift to Discipline.

Leaving a legacy gift in your will or as a beneficiary to an IRA or insurance policy is a significant way to support a non-profit organization like Discipline, ensuring its mission continues for years to come.

In Your Will or Trust

Including a bequest to Discipline in your will or trust is a simple process. Here’s the recommended language you can use:

1. If you’re leaving a specific dollar amount:
“I give and bequeath the sum of [XXX] dollars ($XXX) to Discipline Inc, a non-profit organization located at [address], Federal Tax ID: 87-3936624, for its general purposes.”

2. If you’re leaving a specific asset (like real estate, stocks, or other property):
“I give, devise and bequeath [description of asset] to Discipline Inc, a non-profit organization located at [address], Federal Tax ID: 87-3936624, for its general purposes.”

As a Beneficiary

Adding Discipline as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or life insurance policy is also straightforward. You would need to contact the account or policy administrator and provide them with the necessary details about Discipline, including the name of the organization, its address, and Federal Tax ID number (EIN).

However, you should always consult with an attorney or a financial advisor to ensure that your intentions are carried out exactly as you desire. These professionals can also help you understand any potential tax implications of your planned gifts.

Please remember to let Discipline know of your intentions, so they can recognize your generosity and plan for the future. Contact giving@adiscipline.org to inform let us about your legacy gift.

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) and a Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) are types of charitable trusts that can be a win-win for both the donor and the charity.

Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT)

In a CRT, an asset (often appreciated property or securities) is transferred into a trust. The trust then pays an income to the donor (or other designated beneficiaries) for a specified period of time (usually the donor’s lifetime or a term of years). At the end of that time period, the remaining trust assets go to a charity such as Discipline.

CRTs can provide significant tax benefits. The donor receives an immediate income tax deduction based on the charitable portion of the trust, and avoids capital gains tax on the transferred assets.

Charitable Lead Trust (CLT)

A CLT works essentially the opposite way. The trust pays income to the charity for a set period of time, after which the remaining trust assets are returned to the donor or passed on to other non-charitable beneficiaries (often the donor’s heirs). CLTs can reduce or eliminate estate and gift taxes on trust assets passing to heirs.

In both cases, it’s important to work with a knowledgeable attorney or financial planner to set up these types of trusts. They can help you understand the tax implications and ensure that the trust is correctly established to carry out your intentions.

If you’re considering setting up a Charitable Remainder Trust or a Charitable Lead Trust to benefit Discipline, please let us know at giving@adiscipline.org. 

Don’t forget to provide your financial planner with the correct information about Discipline, including its legal name, address, and Federal Tax ID number (EIN), which is 87-3936624.

Turning a passion, hobby, or event into a fundraising opportunity is a wonderful idea. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast, a Twitch streamer, or a dancer you can channel your interests into charitable giving to support Discipline. Here are some ideas:


1. Cycling Event
2. Twitch Streaming
3. Donate Your Birthday
4. Danceathon
5. Gaming/Music Live Stream
6. Online Karaoke Competition
7. Charity Quiz
8. Live Stream Exercise Class/Workout Challenge
9. Photography Contest
10. Quirky Challenges Resources:

Online fundraising platforms: Websites like GoFundMe, JustGiving, and Facebook Fundraisers make it easy to collect donations online.

Always let your participants know where the funds are going and how they will be used. Transparency builds trust and encourages people to support our mission.

Use the downloadable forms to contribute in alternative ways. Click the links to access and print them.

Giving by Mail

Electronic Bank Transfer

Support our mission for local and global impact.

For questions or other ways to give

If you have a different idea or wish to discuss your giving options, please don't hesitate to contact us at giving@adiscipline.org. We appreciate your support and look forward to helping you make a positive impact through your generosity.

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