Give Through Your IRA

Are you 70 ½ years or over?

Do you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)?

Do you make contributions to charities?

Would you like to make a tax free donation?

If the answer to ALL of these  questions is YES, then please consider making a donation to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation directly from your IRA. 

  • The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 permanently extends the IRA Rollover Provision. This provision allows donors of age 70 ½ or older to make tax-free distributions of up to $100,000 from individual retirement accounts to a qualified charitable organization such as the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.
  • A contribution can be transferred directly from your IRA to the charity of your choice. The amount of the charitable contribution (up to $100,000) is excluded from your charitable income. Please note you will not be able to double dip and claim a tax deduction for the donation.
  • Only the IRA custodian can transfer gift amounts to a qualified organization. If IRA owners withdraw funds and contribute to a charity separately, amounts withdrawn will be taxable to the donor.
  • The Foundation does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

To make a donation, contact your IRA administrator by letter with your instructions and provide the following information:

  • Amount of your donation
  • Payable to The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
  • Tax ID number  13-6193105
  • Address:
    Attn: Allison Coffey
    Vice President of Advancement
    Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
    733 Third Avenue, Suite 510
    New York, NY 10017

Please contact Allison Coffey at 917-476-6511 or with any questions.