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PIIPA depends on financial and in-kind support to pursue its mission of providing public interest clients with access to professional assistance involving knowledge, technology, and creative works. By enabling governments, government agencies and non-government public service organizations to maintain control of their intellectual property, PIIPA helps meet health, agricultural, environmental and cultural needs worldwide.
PIIPA is working to provide pro bono professional services and capacity-building programs to hundreds of organizations worldwide on a very conservative budget. Keeping administrative costs to a minimum is a high priority. PIIPA's web-based network of volunteer services ensures a high impact for all donated funds.
Learn how a donation may fit into your financial, tax, or estate goals. Planned gifts, large and small, have a powerful effect on PIIPA's goals of helping people improve health worldwide, alleviate poverty, protect the environment, and promote creative expression.
If you would like to learn more about making a planned gift through your estate plan, as a legacy of your commitment to improving access to healthcare, alleviating poverty, and protecting the environment, or if you have some other type of contribution you could make, please contact PIIPA’s CEO, R. Mark Davis.
Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors (PIIPA) is a nonprofit, U.S.-based, international organization, tax-exempt corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. PIIPA's tax identification number is: 61-1435243.
Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors, Inc.
PO Box 65245
Washington DC 20035 Phone: +1 (401) 374-0607
PIIPA is grateful to the following organizations who have made substantial contributions of time, money and other resources:
Sigrid Rausing Trust
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The Fogarty International Center of the United States
National Institutes of Health
The Ford Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
The United Kingdom Department for International Development
The World Health Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization
TYPES OF GIVING
These guidelines are intended to help those who would like to support PIIPA through thoughtful and strategic giving. For more information please contact PIIPA, and consult with your financial advisor.
Gifts of Cash-The simplest way of contributing and most beneficial is to make an outright gift of cash by check, credit card, electronic funds transfer (EFT), or through your Donor Advised Fund.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities - Giving long-term securities provides two income tax benefits – no tax is imposed on the appreciated portion of the gift (the capital gains), 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 the appreciated securities directly, rather than selling the securities and giving the proceeds of the sale. Some gifts of appreciated property--such as securities, real estate or tangible personal property--may result in income being subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT). However, even under AMT, the donor's gift will always reduce taxes by at least 24% of the property's cost basis. The AMT doesn't affect most donors, but if you are (or may be) subject to AMT, we suggest you discuss it with your financial advisor.
Gifts of Closely Held Stock- Stock in closely-held businesses may also be donated. Stocks that are not publicly traded require special planning and a qualified appraisal.
Charitable Lead Trusts- A donor can make a gift by placing assets in a trust that designates that an amount of trust income be paid to PIIPA for a term of years. Once the trust terminates, the principal can revert back to the donor or his beneficiaries, typically children or grandchildren. The charitable lead trust offers gift and estate tax savings.
Life Income Gifts - A donor can make a gift and continue to receive the income from the gift, as well as a charitable tax deduction. Donors may make a life income gift through the creation of a charitable remainder annuity trust, unitrust or charitable gift annuity.
Gifts of Real Estate- A gift of real estate may consist of a full or partial interest in almost any type of property - a residence, vacation home, commercial property or undeveloped piece of land. As with securities, a gift of unmortgaged real estate can generate an income tax deduction while providing the donor with the avoidance of capital gains tax liability.
Gifts of Tangible Personal Property- Gifts of saleable tangible personal property such as art, antiques or jewelry can offer the donor an immediate tax deduction and estate tax benefits.
Gifts of Life Insurance- An insurance policy may be an attractive asset for a donor. Contributing an insurance policy can enable a donor to make a larger gift and obtain a charitable tax deduction for the cash surrender value and any premiums donated.
Bequests- Donors are encouraged to include PIIPA in their wills. Donors will receive credit for the full value of their documented bequest intention if they have passed their 75th birthday.
Matching gifts- Many businesses have matching gift programs. Under these programs the company matches an employee’s gift. Matching gifts are credited to the donor's individual gift record.
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