Donations from USA

Donors from the USA can now conveniently support German non-profit organizations through the DSZ - International Giving Foundation US-Fund. The procedure enables persons resident in the USA to obtain a tax receipt for their US tax return.
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IGF US-Funds

Through the IGF US-Fund (recognized with 501(c)(3) status), established in 2020, we now offer US donors the possibility of direct donation deduction in the USA. The processing is cost-effective, unbureaucratic and efficient. The fund not only supports U.S. citizens who wish to donate to a charitable organization in Germany, but also offers German organizations the opportunity to collect donations specifically in the U.S.

Payment methods and proof of payment

The IGF US-Fund may accept contributions in cash (by check, money order, wire transfer or online by credit card) or in valued assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds or real estate – bequests for inclusion in a fund are also possible.

The IGF US-Fund sends each donor a confirmation of his donation. Donors are advised to keep this confirmation as a receipt for the purpose of proof of donation. This confirms that no goods or services were provided in return for the donation.

Please note that there is a minimum donation of $5,000 to the IGF US-Fund and that the administrative process described below usually takes between two and four weeks.

How do I donate?

Donors resident in the USA can support charitable projects and organizations in Germany in a tax-efficient way by contributing to the “DSZ – International Giving Foundation US-Fund” with our partner, the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Since the KBFUS is a public charitable organization within the meaning of sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors can take advantage of the maximum tax benefits permitted under U.S. tax law for their contribution. If you would like to make a donation from the USA to Germany, click here to learn how to proceed:

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Online donation

Go to kbfus.org, click on the “Donate Now” button and select “DSZ – International Giving Foundation US Fund” in the alphabetical list or click on the button below.

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Cheque

Write your check to KBFUS, put “DSZ – International Giving Foundation US Fund” in the memo section of the check and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020

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Alternatives

To transfer funds by bank transfer or donate other types of property, contact KBFUS at:

Calculation of the free donation share

  • 5,5% to 100.000,00 USD
  • 2,5 % between 100.000,00 USD and 400.000,00 USD
  • 1,25 % between 400.000,00 USD and 700.000,00 USD
  • 0,75% for any amount over USD 700,000.00

DSZ – International Giving Foundation US-Fund is a registered charity with 501(c)(3) status, affiliated with the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium), a leading foundation in Europe and a founding member of the European Foundation Center.

*Transparency is important to DSZ – International Giving Foundation. In order to forward and process your donation according to non-profit standards and to cover the expenses, DSZ – International Giving Foundation retains a small variable portion of the donation, depending on the total amount of your donation, as a free donation share. You will of course receive a donation receipt for the full amount received.

Contact

Martin Vögerl

Martin Vögerl

Foundation Manager

Deutsches Stiftungszentrum GmbH
martin.voegerl@stifterverband.de
T 089 3302916-17