Gifts That Make an Impact Now

You can further our shared mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease by powering research and supporting education and advocacy efforts.

Some Ways How You Can Make a Real Difference Right Now

Recommend a Grant Now from Your Donor-Advised Fund

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.

Qualified Charitable Distributions from Your IRA

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 prevention of lung disease.

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This is an effective way to have an immediate impact in the fight against lung disease. You may use this gift to satisfy the required minimum distribution from your IRA while reducing your taxable income, even if you don’t itemize. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70½ years old 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 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 73 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.

Please note: If you are making a gift using an IRA checkbook, the date of your gift will be the date we cash your check. Therefore, to ensure that you receive the tax credit for a particular year, please make your gift prior to December 15th.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

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.

Gifts of Real Estate

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.

Gifts of Securities

You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to prevent 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

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:

American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601

The Impact of Your Giving


could sustain our work in lung disease and lung cancer medical research, new treatments, CT screenings, lung health education and more.


given as a gift in your will, trust or by beneficiary designation could create your legacy of healthy lungs and healthy air.


could fund new research initiatives, expand current programs, or help to support the work of current researchers.

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ. Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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