Support for the Center for Intellectual Property is provided by donations from businesses, organizations and individuals who care about the future of U.S. innovation and creative expression.
It is possible to fund or sponsor specific CIPU events, research and activities. CIPU is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under and is registered with the New York State Charities Bureau.
Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in supporting general or specific CIPU activities are can do so by making a tax-deductible donation. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations by credit card or check can be accepted, too. Please make checks payable to the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding, Inc. and mail to the address below (do not send cash):
The Center for IP Understanding
228 East 45th Street – 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
DID YOU KNOW?
You can donate appreciated assets directly to CIPU
If you have stock, real estate or other assets that have increased in value over the years you can gift them directly to a qualified charity like CIPU.
Gifting appreciated assets to CIPU can avoid the inconvenience of having to sell them, as well as avoid having to pay tax on the gain. In addition, the gifted assets may qualify as part of an annual charitable deduction if you exceed the standard deduction threshold and itemize your taxes.
If you donate a portion of your IRA assets to CIPU you may avoid having to pay tax on retirement income
If you are 70½ or older and have an IRA or inherited IRA, you may contribute up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to a 501(c)(3) qualified charity like CIPU without having to include the distribution as income. This avoids having to pay federal taxes which may otherwise be due. A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is not subject to New York State income tax either, but you should confirm your particular state tax treatment with your tax professional.
The distribution may be counted as your annual IRA required minimum distribution. A QCD can be contributed to one or more charities within the annual limit. The distribution is not eligible as a charitable deduction because it is excluded from income entirely.
*The above information is for background. Consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.