Many Ways to Support Our Mission
Without the help of our donors and members, the French and Indian War Foundation would not be able to continue preserving and interpreting the colonial history of the Virginia Frontier.
The French and Indian War Foundation is an independent not-for-profit educational foundation, classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts may be deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor for details.
• Dues from your membership, or a gift of membership for a friend, family member, co-worker provides critical support for our mission.
• Donations that support the organization’s most pressing needs and ongoing mission programs are encouraged.
• In consultation with the Foundation, donors may designate how and where funds are to be used. For example, gifts may be restricted for a one-time project, artifact preservation, or ongoing programs.
• Gifts of artifacts, documents and archival materials enrich the Foundation’s collections and are always welcome.
• Help secure the Foundation’s future today through your estate planning. Bequests of cash, appreciated securities, or naming the Foundation as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy are simple ways to create a lasting legacy of support for the Foundation.
• Many employers will match your personal donation. Check with your company for more information on its matching gift program. Matching funds may also be available if you are the spouse of an employee or a retired employee.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
• Giving long-term appreciated securities provides two income tax benefits: no tax is imposed on the appreciated portion of the gift (the capital gain), and the donor will receive a charitable deduction based on the stock’s fair market value. Because the donor can avoid the capital gains tax, it is usually more advantageous to contribute appreciated securities directly rather than to sell the securities and donate the proceeds from the sale.
• These are major gifts that help ensure the long-term financial security of the Foundation by preserving the principal of each gift, while permitting expenditures of income and appreciation.