Ways to Give
The Carroll Center for the Blind offers many giving options to make donating as flexible and easy as possible.
Give by Phone
Call 617-969-6200 x246. If you call outside of normal business hours, please leave a message we’ll return your call.
Give by Mail
Mail your check made out to the Carroll Center for the Blind to:
Carroll Center for the Blind
770 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458
Give through a Donor Advised Fund
A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) allows you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. The Carroll Center for the Blind accepts gifts through donor advised funds. Please send your gift to the Carroll Center for the Blind, attention: the Development Office, through your DAF. When you transfer a grant please ask for your name and address to be included. We want to thank you and keep you updated on the impact we’re making because of your support.
Give by Stock or Wire
Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to the Carroll Center for the Blind. The benefits of gifts of stocks and bonds is you avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock while receiving a charitable income tax deduction. You can share our Stock and Wire Transfer Instructions with your financial advisor or trust officer who can assist you in making a gift of securities via a direct transfer to the Carroll Center. It is helpful for the Carroll Center to be notified of intended transfers and eventual use of funds. Please contact us at 617-969-6200 x246 or firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of your gift transfer.
Gift from your IRA
Donors who are 70½ or older can make a gift (called a Qualified Charitable Distribution) from their IRA that counts toward their required minimum distribution (RMD) and allows them to avoid paying tax on the distribution. Simply contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us and your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization. Please request that your name be included with the transfer information so we are able to thank you for your gift.
Many companies will provide a cash match for employee donations of money or volunteer time. Please check with your employer to learn more about the policy.
Deciding to include the Carroll Center for the Blind in your estate plans will make a significant impact in the lives of so many, ensuring funding for the future. For more information, please visit our Planned Giving page.
Memorials and Tributes
Honoring a loved one is a wonderful way to give back. When someone you love has a birthday or passes on, you can designate gifts to be made in their honor or memory. Donors will be sent a thank you letter and you will be notified of the gifts. If you plan on honoring someone, please notify the Development Office with the name of the person being honored or memorialized and the contact information for who you would like to be notified of the gifts. You can send this information via email to email@example.com, by calling 617-969-6200 x246, or by mailing a note to The Carroll Center for the Blind, Attn: Development, 770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458.
A large percentage of our funding comes from grants through private, family, and corporate foundations. This support is critical for our programming, and we fully appreciate any opportunity to apply. If you want to nominate us for a grant through your employer or foundation, please reach out to us at 617-969-6200 x246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsoring an event or program is a great way for corporate donors to get involved and support the Carroll Center. We have sponsorship opportunities available for the Walk for Independence, Braille Challenge, White Cane Challenge, Technology Fair, and Screen Reader User Tester Training program. For details, please contact us at 617-969-6200 x246 or email@example.com.
Information provided on this page should not be considered tax or investment advice. Please speak with a tax and or investment specialist if you have questions. If you have any questions about making a gift, please contact us at 617-969-6200 x246 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Carroll Center’s Tax ID or EIN number is: 04-2106173.