Gifts That Make An Impact Now
To support USO’s current work, make a gift online or by mail:
United Service Organizations, Inc.
Attn: Office of Planned Giving
2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22201
Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund
You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.
Memorial or Tribute Gift
When you give a memorial or tribute gift for the USO to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration and gratitude in a meaningful way. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute and make a difference in the lives of our military heroes and their families.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our mission. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.
Matching Gift Opportunities
Consider serving as the lead donor in a matching gift campaign, and agreeing to match all donations to the USO at a given ratio, up to a maximum amount, during a given period of time. In this way, you will increase the impact of your giving.
Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to the USO. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and support our work of strengthening America’s military service members. Here’s how it works:
- You must be 70 ½ or older.
- An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000 to all organizations.
- An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $50,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).
- Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to the USO.
- Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to the USO so it does not count as income for the year.
- If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.
You can send a Letter for your IRA Administrator USO to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.
Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.