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Why Should I Donate to the AGI Foundation?

The American Geosciences Institute Foundation (AGI Foundation) helps the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) secure funding and mutually beneficial partnerships with foundations, corporations, private businesses, major and individual donors. Your tax deductible charitable contributions enable AGI to create innovative Earth-science programs, launch new educational initiatives and promote geoscience awareness for all members of the geoscience community, and all members of society.

How Do We Do It?

The Foundation provides start-up, development, or matching funds for AGI programs approved by AGI Foundation trustees. The trustees represent a broad spectrum of geoscience interests and industries, including petroleum, mining, environmental, engineering, government, and education, and their primary role is to raise funds for specific programs.

Your generous support helps AGIF fund important geoscience programs, including the Center for Geoscience and Society, Environmental Awareness, Geoscience Policy, Geoscience Workforce, GeoScienceWorld, K-12 Education, Web-based Multidisciplinary Education,  and Endowments.

Making a Donation or a Gift to the AGI Foundation

We appreciate donations of any size. Your contribution will make a difference for our mission of promoting geosciences. Donating to the AGI Foundation is easy. You have an option of making your gift online or mailing your check to: AGI Foundation, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302.

Giving funds or other property to the AGI Foundation is one way to accomplish personal and financial planning objectives simultaneously.

Gifts Of Cash

The dollars you give to the AGI Foundation are tax deductible. You may take a current-income tax deduction equal to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. If you give more than the 50 percent limit, you may carry the excess amount for up to five years and use it to reduce income taxes until you have used all of the carry overs.

Gifts Of Appreciated Stock And Other Property

If the value of stock has increased since you obtained it, the tax laws make it possible for you to make your gift at a low after-tax cost. If you were to sell the stock and donate the proceeds, you would pay taxes on the full gain in the security. By donating the appreciated stock or other property to the Foundation, however, your gains would not incur any tax even though the current value would be counted as your charitable deduction.

Corporate Matching Gifts

The best way to double your gift is to check with your current employer on whether your organization offers a matching gifts program. If you are interested in exploring this option, please contact us at: