There’s never a bad time to give to charity. However, certain times of the year are better than others, and now is one of the best. Many charities need your help this time of year, so your gift can really make a difference. Depending on your situation, your ... Read More about the article "A Gift that Runs in the Family"
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Last updated October 9, 2017 As we see continued intense storms, such as Hurricane Maria, TIAA Charitable will continue to prioritize grant recommendations marked for relief efforts. Additional charities supporting relief efforts to consider have been added ... Read More about the article "Hurricane relief: How to help after the storms (updated)"
Please read our updated article about how to support Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25 and has been pounding southeastern Texas ever since. One of the most destructive storms in U.S. history, ... Read More about the article "Hurricane Harvey relief: You can help make a difference"
Want your charitable donations to have a bigger impact? Turns out, it’s as easy as making a few simple changes. When you stop and look at the big picture, the way you approach your charitable giving can be almost as important as how much you give. A lot of us ... Read More about the article "7 ways to make the most of your charitable giving"
This is our first post in a series about how to create and continue a family tradition of philanthropy. Keep an eye out for more as we show how your kids and grandkids can play a role in your charitable giving. Want to start a tradition of giving in your ... Read More about the article "Family philanthropy: planting seeds for family giving (Part 1)"
Remember the Tax Reform Act of 1986? The one that overhauled the U.S. tax code. Well, since then there have been about 15,000 changes… and there might be more coming. In the past decade, Congress’s “tax-writing” committees have held hearings and leaders have ... Read More about the article "Don't let the specter of tax reform stall your charitable giving"
Some call it the “summer slump.” Others, the “summer drought.” Either way, the meaning is clear: Summer can be a slow season for charitable giving. For some organizations, the drop in charitable donations couldn’t come at a worse time. Take, for example, ... Read More about the article "The summer giving slump. Help your charities avoid it. "
What’s not to love about summer? Sunnier days. Dinner outdoors. Dips in the pool. Maybe even a family vacation. Why not add summer volunteering to that list? With its longer days and looser schedules, summer is an excellent time to volunteer—on your own, with ... Read More about the article "Making plans for summer? Include volunteering."
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to giving. A smart charitable giving strategy could include any number of giving methods — from direct donations or private foundations to donor-advised funds — and there are different advantages and tax benefits to ... Read More about the article "Find the giving solution that's right for you"
There’s a whole world of worthy causes out there. So it can be hard to narrow down your options to create or revise a smart giving strategy that’s right for you. This guide of the six most popular charitable causes should get you started. And, what better time ... Read More about the article "Top six most popular charitable causes"