Giving FAQs

You can find answers to frequently asked questions below. If you need additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-362-5742 or alphausa.org/contact.

Are my gifts tax-deductible?

Donations to Alpha USA are tax-deductible. According to IRS guidelines, such gifts remain under the jurisdiction and control of Alpha USA.

How can I update my contact information?

To update your contact information, please call the Finance Team at 1-800-362-5742.

How can I change my credit card number, expiration date, or any other aspects of my recurring donations?

To manage your donations, download and sign in to Giving by Funraise, a mobile app that enables you to view and manage your donation information.

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You can also call the Finance Team at 1-800-362-5742 to make any changes to your contact or donation information.

Can I receive my receipts electronically?

If your primary means of giving is via our website, you will receive an electronic receipt. For checks and other offline giving, we can send electronic receipts if you provide an email address. Should you wish to only receive a year-end summary statement via mail, please contact us or call the Finance Team at 1-800-362-5742. We mail year-end giving statements to our donors at the end of January.

How do I give by check?

Make your check payable to Alpha USA and mail it to:

Alpha USA
P.O. Box 7491
Carol Stream, IL 60197

What financial accountability does Alpha USA have?

You can read about our accountability standards here.

What is Alpha USA’s tax ID number?

Alpha USA’s EIN is 13-3962840.

What is Alpha USA’s privacy policy?

You can read about our privacy policy here.

What if my question isn’t answered here?

If you have any questions, or if we can help you further in any way, please call us at 1-800-362- 5742 or complete a contact form at alphausa.org/contact.


Name Alpha USA in your Will

If you are writing your will for the first time, revising your existing plans, or own investment or retirement accounts or life insurance policies, please consider including Alpha USA among your charitable beneficiaries. In your will, you can name Alpha USA the beneficiary of a set amount, a percentage of your estate, or a percentage of your residual estate after you have taken care of your loved ones. If you have already written your will, it is usually very easy to create a codicil, or amendment, to your will. A codicil with specific changes, witnessed and notarized, is typically accepted into probate with the original will. If you need specific language to include in your will, contact the Vice President of Development at 1-800-362-5742 or kylewallace@alphausa.org.

Annuities and Other Life Income Gifts

Alpha USA can help you establish a charitable gift annuity that will pay you or a loved one an annual income for life. The remainder of the investment, when you no longer need it, goes to Alpha USA.

If you are a younger donor, a deferred gift annuity can help you plan for your retirement. By investing now and deferring the start of income payments until you reach retirement age, your initial investment has more time to grow.

In either case, the donor receives a tax deduction for part of the initial investment, plus a guaranteed revenue stream that is partially tax-free. Alpha USA receives the remainder. Each charitable gift annuity is unique to the circumstances of the donor. To learn more, discuss your options, or receive a customized annuity illustration, please contact the Vice President of Development at 1-800-362-5742 or kylewallace@alphausa.org.

IRA and Stock Gifts

Owners of Individual Retirement Accounts must begin taking Required Minimum Distributions at age 70 1⁄2. After that, a permanent tax provision allows you to make gifts to Alpha USA and other qualified charities directly from your IRA. These gifts are subtracted from your Required Minimum Distributions and do not count as revenue on your taxes. Because this type of gift actually reduces your income, it offers tax benefits even if you do not itemize your deductions.

Giving stock directly to Alpha USA may allow you to increase your gift and your tax deduction. When you give stock shares, you generally take a tax deduction for the full fair market value, which may be more than your original investment. Giving stock may offer significant advantage over giving cash, or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds.

Please contact Finance at 1-800-362-5742 and let us know the type of stock and the number of shares you plan to donate. This will allow us to properly track your donation and ensure that it is transferred correctly and that you are properly credited and acknowledged.

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