Gifts That Make an Impact Now

If you would like to help critically ill children today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Recommend a grant now from your Donor-Advised Fund

You can initiate a grant recommendation from your Donor-Advised Fund, or DAF, using the link below. Simply start typing in your fund provider name, and the system will prompt you through the process.


Memorial or Tribute Gift
When you give a memorial or tribute gift for Seattle Children’s to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and provide essential care to children who need it most. Make your memorial or tribute gift here.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. When you make a gift of appreciated securities to Seattle Children’s, you may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on the increase in the value. For more information on how to make a gift of stock, mutual fund or U.S. government bonds, contact us or find additional instructions below:

Electronic Security Transfer Instructions

Matching Gift Opportunities

Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of Seattle Children’s? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to Seattle Children’s with the purpose of matching other supporters’ donations within a given period of time. In this way, you can inspire others to join you in supporting our lifesaving care and double the impact of your giving.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Seattle Children’s in a tax-free transfer. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and support critical care and pediatric research for sick children. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $105,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $210,000.
  • An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $53,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to Seattle Children’s.
  • Your gift is a tax-free transfer of funds from your IRA to Seattle Children’s, so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
  • If you are 73 or older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

If you’re interested in this popular way to support Seattle Children’s, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here.

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