You can join the fight for healthy air to help save lives while powering research and supporting education and advocacy that will improve lung function and prevent lung disease for more people.
Here are some ways that you can make a real difference right now.
You can now 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.
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to the American Lung Association. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact in the fight against lung disease.
When you make a memorial or tribute gift to the American Lung Association and honor someone special in your life, you’re expressing your love, admiration and gratitude in a very meaningful way. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute and help save lives from lung disease.
You can donate appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property. This is an easy and effective way to reduce your taxes, protect your assets and fight lung disease. What’s more, you can leave this generous gift while you continue to use the property throughout your lifetime, and you may receive a tax deduction for your gift.
You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to fight lung disease with the American Lung Association. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30 percent of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock. Learn more about making a gift of securities.
You can give gifts of property, including artwork, jewelry or other assets. Gifts like these are tax deductible in the same way as gifts of cash.
A donation of cash is the most direct way to support the American Lung Association. You benefit from a charitable tax credit while you push for healthy air and healthy lungs. You can be recognized as a sustaining donor by setting up a recurring gift. You can make your gift online with our secure online donation form or by sending a check or money order by mail to:
- You must be 70½ years old or older.
- An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000.
- Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to the American Lung Association.
- Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to the American Lung Association, so it does not create taxable income for you and is not considered a charitable tax deduction.
- If you are 72 and 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 the American Lung Association, download a sample letter for your IRA administrator.