Ways to Give
You can mail your gift to:
Futures for Children
9600 Tennyson St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122-2282
You can submit your gift online with a credit or check card. For those wishing to give online, giving is fast, easy, and secure. Also, make your Mentor Payment here.
Electronic Gift Transfer Program
Electronic Gift Transfer allows you to have money debited directly from your account without having to write checks. The program allows you to choose how your money is spent.
Many businesses and companies support Futures for Children by matching employee contributions. You can double your gift to Futures simply by informing your employer of your interest in supporting Futures for Children. Please check with your Human Resources department to determine if they provide a matching gift program.
Gifts of Assets
Futures offers more complex contribution options. Futures is prepared to accept gifts of stock, bonds, real estate, partial interests, tangible personal property, insurance policies, or oil and gas interests. Please contact Futures for Children for more information or call 800.545.6843.
Gifts of Stocks/Bonds
For more information, please contact Futures for Children, at 800-545-6843.
Gifts of Appreciated Stocks
Using publicly traded securities as a gift to Futures for Children can significantly reduce your cost of making a gift.
You can get a double benefit when you give securities that have appreciated in value.
First, you receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date the gift is made. Secondly, you do not have to pay a capital gain tax on the increased value of the security when Futures for Children sells it.
Example: Mrs. Williams owns securities valued at $20,000.00, which she purchased several years ago for $5,000.00. She is in a 31% federal income tax bracket. She contributes the securities to Futures for Children and realizes a $20,000.00 charitable deduction that saves her $6,200.00 in federal income taxes. Some of the changes proposed to the federal tax laws might restrict charitable contribution deductions. If so, the donation of appreciate securities might give you the best result by avoiding the entire capital gain, even if a lesser deduction is ultimately realized.
In addition, Mrs. Williams avoids a potential capital gain tax on the $15,000.00 appreciation in the value of the securities when Futures for Children sells them. This results in a further tax savings of $3,000.00 (assuming a 20% combined tax rate on the gain of $15,000.00). The net out-of-pocket cost of the $20,000.00 gift to Mrs. Williams is only $10,800.00 ($20,000.00 less the $6,200.00 income tax deduction and less the $3,000.00 unpaid capital gain tax). The full market value of a gift of long-term capital gain securities is deductible up to 30% of adjusted gross income. Again, the period for which the deduction can be taken can extend to six years.
Make a Legacy Gift
Charitable estate planned gifts are vital to our programs and you can receive estate tax benefits too. Please go to DreamMaker Legacy Circle for more information or call 800-545-6843.
GoodSearch & GoodShop
What if Futures for Children earned a donation when you searched the Internet? Or what if a percentage of purchases you made online went to support our cause? Well, now you can help earn funds for Futures for Children just by shopping and searching online!
To make your online shopping and searching count toward donations to Futures for Children, please follow these easy steps...
1. Go to http://www.goodsearch.com.
2. Type "Futures for Children" in the "Who do you GoodSearch for?" box.
3. Click "Verify."
4. To Search the Internet: Your cursor will automatically be ready for you to type in the search box. Type a topic you would like to search.
5. To Shop Online: Click "GoodShop" to find your favorite stores and products.
GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!
GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop, and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting Futures for Children.
To learn which of your searches count toward donations and to understand how to help raise donations fairly, please visit