The easiest way to make a contribution to San Francisco Ballet is by using our secure online form. You will receive an email confirmation immediately and a tax acknowledgement letter within one week of your donation date.
Wiring a Gift of Cash
If you plan to have a gift of cash wired, the following instructions should be followed to ensure that the gift arrives safely into the Ballet’s account.
Gifts by Check
Gifts made by check should be payable to San Francisco Ballet Association. Your gift, along with a note confirming your name and address, should be mailed to:
San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
You will receive membership information and an acknowledgment letter for your tax records shortly after your gift is received.
Gifts of Stock
Stock gifts provide the same membership benefits as gifts of cash and can be a cost effective way to donate. A gift of stock that has been held for more than one year allows you to claim a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the donated stock, even if the stock's original cost to you was less than its current value. In addition, there is no capital gains tax due on the stock's appreciation.
The matching gifts program is a perfect opportunity to increase both your contribution and your membership benefits without added cost to you. Over 1,000 companies and foundations across the United States will match their employees' cash or volunteer gifts to non-profit organizations like SF Ballet. Contact your human resources department for details about your company's matching gift program.
Gifts Using Your IRA
If you are 70½ or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your IRA. Recent legislation made permanent the option for donors aged 70½ and older to direct distributions of up to $100,000 per year from their IRAs to a charity, without incurring income tax on the withdrawal. This is a significant incentive that removes the tax penalty for those who want to use their IRAs to fund a charitable gift.
Share your love of dance with future generations by including us in your will or other estate plans. Your legacy gift will support SF Ballet and serve as a tribute to your generosity. Please refer to our Planned Giving section for more information.