Gifts That Make an Impact Now
If you would like to help us represent the values and beliefs of an authentic and dynamic Judaism today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.
To support USCJ’s current work, make a gift online or by mail:
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
3080 Broadway, Suite B208
New York, New York 10027
Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund
You can use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact.
You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.
Memorial or Tribute Gift
When you give a memorial or tribute gift for USCJ to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and inspire today’s Jews to seek meaning, find connection, and experience wholeness.
Matching Gift Opportunities
Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of synagogues around the world? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to USCJ, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.
Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to USCJ. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of strengthening synagogues. Here’s how it works:
- You must be 70 ½ or older.
- An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000 to all organizations.
- Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to USCJ.
- Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to USCJ, so it does not count as income for the year.
- If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.
You can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.
Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.
The Impact of Your Giving
Could sustain our mission on a ongoing basis
A monthly gift at this level could provide consistent resources to drive forward our mission to strengthen synagogues.
Could inspire teens and young adults
A donation of this size could help spur our USY and Nativ programs, which teach young people a commitment to inspired Jewish living.
Could strengthen synagogues in your community
A gift at this level could support the many different services USCJ provides to local congregations, from leadership training to free web hosting and design.