Ways to Donate
We understand that everyone has a preferred way of donating, here are just a few options:
Donate by mail
You may donate by mail to: The Independence Fund, 412 Louise Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204. Click for Donation Form
Donate unused gift cards
The Independence Fund will use donations of unused gift cards to support Veteran and Caregiver needs.
Donate your vehicle
You may donate your unused vehicle to Change Lives for Veterans and their Caregivers. Call Vehicles for Charity at 1-866-628-2277 or visit www.vehiclesforcharity.org and designate The Independence Fund as the beneficiary. The vehicle is picked up within 2-4 business days by the Auto Auction. Once donated, the car is sold and a donation is made to The Independence Fund.
Donate advised funds
Donor Advised Funds allows you to invest, grow and give assets to The Independence Fund. Your contribution is tax-deductible and can grow tax-free!
Host a DIY fundraiser
Please email email@example.com to host your event to benefit The Independence Fund. .
Shop with Amazon smile
Support The Independence Fund while doing your Amazon shopping. Just visit https://smile.amazon.com and log into your Amazon account. Select “The Independence Fund as your charity of choice and 0.5% of your purchases benefit us! Or directly visit our Amazon Smile account here.
You can also use the MakeMeSmile extension in Google Chrome. This extension redirects you to a corresponding AmazonSmile page when you shop on Amazon and 0.5% of everything you spend will be donated to The Independence Fund. Visit our MakeMeSmile page to learn more.
You may gift shares of stock to The Independence Fund.
Match gift donations
Remember to inquire about funds that your company may donate to The Independence Fund to match what you have given. This “Matching Gift” doubles your donation.
- Workplace giving
See your corporate human resource officer and ask how you can make a payday donation to The Independence Fund (these funds often come out of your paycheck pre-tax – which provides you with a great tax benefit).
Shop with MilSaver.com
MilSaver.com is a shopping site featuring over 500 stores, including the best-known names in retail. Plus over 30,000 coupons and deals to help you save money. The site is FREE to use, open to the EVERYONE. The Independence Fund gets 90% of the profits generated when you buy something through the link. Shop now, shop often and tell your friends to shop too! Thank you!
- Donate via Crypto Currency here:
The Independence Fund is pleased to announce that we now accept cryptocurrency! The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes, which makes donating cryptocurrency directly to The Independence Fund extremely tax efficient.
When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return.
The Independence Fund accepts gifts of cryptocurrency through our partnership with Every.org, where your gift is quickly liquidated, putting your generosity to work right away. Reach out to let us know of any specific wishes for your gift, such as adding to an existing fund, or any other purposes.
- Donate with your favorite app by clicking or scanning the QR code!