WAYS TO GIVE
There are many ways to make a gift
We are grateful for your interest in making a gift to support San Francisco Ballet. Here are many ways you can make a gift. If you do not see your preferred method listed, please reach out and we will be happy to work with you.
Our easiest option—donate online! You will immediately receive an email confirmation, and a printed tax receipt will be mailed to you in 7–10 business days.
Please make all checks payable to San Francisco Ballet Association. Be sure to include your name and full mailing address so we can properly acknowledge your gift. If sending by mail, please direct to the following address:
San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Multiply the impact of your gift by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift policy. If you don’t know if your employer offers this option, reach out to your HR department for details.
If you have stock that you have held for more than one year, you can make a fully tax-deductible gift valued at its market value at the time of donation, even if the value at the time of purchase was less. There is no capital gains tax due on the stock’s appreciation.
Make a grant recommendation in support of San Francisco Ballet from your donor-advised fund. Note that grants cannot be used to pay existing pledges or to purchase tickets to events. San Francisco Ballet cannot provide more than incidental benefits to an individual who recommends a grant from a donor-advised fund.
For more information, read the Guidelines for Accepting Donor-Advised Contributions created in collaboration with other Bay Area cultural organizations.
IRA Qualified Charitable Contributions
If you are 70½ or older, you can make a tax-free donation directly to San Francisco Ballet or other qualified charities from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that counts toward your Required Minimum Distribution, up to $100,000 per calendar year. It’s a tax-smart way to support SF Ballet by directly lowering your taxable income for the year. This may reduce the impact on certain tax credits and deductions, including Social Security and Medicare.
The distribution must be made directly from your IRA to San Francisco Ballet. Instruct your plan administrator to send a specific dollar amount directly to San Francisco Ballet by check or electronic transfer.
Prior to making any decisions about your distribution, consult with your financial, legal, or tax advisor to discuss the details of making a distribution, including the impact of your state’s tax laws.
Please note: Donors who make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA may not accept tangible benefits in exchange for their gift, nor purchase tickets to events with their gift.
SF Ballet gladly accepts wire transfer gifts if this is preferable for you.