Ways to Give

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Every dollar donated to ACT returns $4 to the community. That means more investment in local nonprofits so they can innovate, grow, and address critical needs of our community. Together, we are taking steps to make Alexandria a vibrant place for all!

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ACT for Alexandria offers several easy ways to donate.


Please make checks payable to ACT for Alexandria. Mail or deliver to ACT for Alexandria, 201 N. Union Street, Suite 110, Alexandria, VA 22314. If you would like to designate the donation to a specific program or initiative, please include a note in the memo line of your check or include a note with your donation.


Donate online through our secure donation page. Online credit card contributions (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover) can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week on our website. Your donation receipt will be emailed electronically. Credit card donations are available up to $10,000, for gifts over that amount, please send a check, wire, or contact our office for assistance.

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Please alert ACT for Alexandria of any transfer gift with written communication, by emailing Heather.peeler@actforalexandria.org, development@actforalexandria.org or by calling 703-739-7778. We partner with CarterHutchings, LLC to do all our financial transactions and back-office accounting. Instructions for each type of gift are detailed below.

If you would like to make a gift of mutual funds or restricted or closely held securities, please call us at 703-739-7778 for instructions.

Wire transfer of cash

Please include any special designation and the amount of the gift in your communication to ACT for Alexandria and contact us at 703-739-7778 for instructions.

Transfer of government securities, stock, corporate bonds, and other marketable securities

Please include the fund name, a description of the shares, and the name of the brokerage firm in your communication to ACT for Alexandria.

Government securities, including treasury bills, notes, bonds, and FNMAs:
Please contact us at 703-739-7778  or development@actforalexandria.org to confirm our acceptance policy of these securities.


DTC # 0226

For credit to: ACT for Alexandria

Account No.: 668173412

Clearing Agent/Custodian: Fidelity

Contribution to: ACT for Alexandria Operating Fund


You may be able to attain a new level of giving you may not have considered possible through assets you already own. You can use our expertise to quickly and easily donate hard-to-value assets to donor-advised funds. ACT specializes in accepting donations of complex assets, including:

Charitable Gifts of Real Estate

  • Personal Residence
  • Commercial Property
  • Farmland or Undeveloped Property
  • Other Real Property

Charitable Gifts of Privately Held Business Interests

  • C-Corp or S-Corp Stock
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) Interests
  • Limited Partnership Interests

Other Alternative Asset Gifts

  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Retirement Plans
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Oil and Gas Interests
  • Private Equity

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive of acceptable alternative assets. Gift acceptance is dependent upon asset review and approval.


ACT for Alexandria is a public charity, so you will receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by law for your donation. You can also avoid capital gains tax, and you may be eligible to receive a lifetime income stream. We look at each donation individually and create charitable giving plans that maximize gifts to the community and provide bottom-line benefits to you.

We do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. This is for informational purposes only.


Please reach out to our office directly by calling 703-739-7778 and one of our team members will assist you.

ACT for Alexandria is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization, and our TIN is 26-4322369

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