Make tax-deductible donations to the Other Foundation from South Africa.
Make tax-deductible donations to the Other Foundation from the United Kingdom.
Make tax-deductible donations to the Other Foundation from the United States of America.
To date, 672 supporters have together given ZAR960 514,50 which will go towards good projects across southern Africa.
A Million Ones is a community giving campaign to directly support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex [LGBTI] projects. The ask is small so that everyone can participate.
A Million Ones is a community support campaign in which friends and supporters of the Other Foundation host personal, intimate, pledging dinners in their homes with our support. Read more about it . . .
Overseas financial support for the rights and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex [LGBTI] people is often seen as the promotion of a Western agenda and way of life. It often has the unintended consequence of marginalizing African LGBTI people in their communities and sometimes adds to the stigma and discrimination that LGBTI people face. To avoid this, we must do more to locally raise the financial support needed by LGBTI groups and supportive organizations to advance and defend the rights, wellbeing, and social inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Not only will this help to more firmly root the struggle for freedom by African LGBTI people in Africa, it will also improve social cohesion and build the sustainability of LGBTI community organizations so that lasting progress is achieved.
A Million Ones is the Other Foundation’s initiative to do just this. It is a community support campaign in which friends and supporters of the Other Foundation host personal, intimate and special pledging dinners in their homes, with our support, and get their friends to sign-up to give regular donations to good projects. The Other Foundation provides support to the host of the dinner by making all the dinner arrangements, including a guest chef and set-up on the day. We also pay all the costs of the dinner. All the host has to do is invite their friends and family to the pledging dinner and host it in their home. This gives unique expression to the Other Foundation’s identity as truly being a community foundation.
Guests at each dinner are asked to do two main things: Make a giving pledge and/or host their own A Million Ones dinner for their friends and family.
The campaign aims at raising R1 million a month, from pledges as small as R1 per person per month. The ask is small so that everyone can participate. The great news is that the Other Foundation has already raised support from generous people who have agreed to match the amount raised, up to three times over. This amounts to up to R4 raised for every R1 given at a dinner. And because all our administrative costs have already been paid for, we do not take any part of the donation to cover our operational costs. Whatever you give goes directly to supporting projects, and we commit to keeping you updated about which projects were supported with your money.
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Make Tax Deductible Donations from South Africa
Did you know that you can donate up to 10% of your income to the Other Foundation as a South African taxpayer and it will be deducted from your annual tax bill? Irrespective of whether you are an individual, company, or trust.
That is because the South African Revenue Service (SARS) recognizes the Other Foundation as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO).
Before the tax year closes at the end of February every year, please donate to support the struggle for freedom, equality, and social inclusion of LGBTI people. We will send you a donation certificate to be submitted with your tax return, to reduce the amount of tax you pay.
By credit card:
Go to our online donation portal, enter your donation amount and frequency, then click on the ‘Donate via card’ button.
By electronic transfer:
Make an electronic transfer to our bank account:
Name of account holder: The Other Foundation
Account number: 202290719
Bank name: Standard Bank
Bank address: The Mall of Rosebank, 50 Bath Avenue,
Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
Branch code: 051001
Bank SWIFT code: SBZAZAJJ
Beneficiary reference: Giving February (please make sure that you add this reference)
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
A tax certificate cannot be generated for anonymous donations. Your identification information is required on your donation certificate. We will also need your contact information to be able to send your donation certificate to you. Please, therefore, make sure that you provide your name, surname, address, and contact details in the required fields when you make your donation.
To ensure full transparency and accountability in its financial affairs, the Other Foundation cannot accept donations in hard cash. Donations must be received in our bank account. Tax deductions for donations to the Other Foundation apply only to taxpayers who are resident in South Africa. Donations must have no strings attached and be paid by the end of the tax season.
Make Tax Deductible Donations from the United States of America
Donors in the United States can support our work in a tax-efficient way by donating through the American Friends of the Other Foundation at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS).
Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors can claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by US tax law for their contributions.
Here are the ways that you can donate:
Gifts by check:
Write your check to KBFUS and write ‘The Other Foundation’ in the memo section of the check. Send the check to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.
Gifts by credit card:
Go to www.kbfus.org and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button. Select ‘The Other Foundation’ under ‘Giving Option 1: Nonprofit Partners Overseas’.
Gifts by wire transfer:
Bank name and address: Citibank, 1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
Bank ABA routing number: 021000089 (for transfers from within the United States)
Bank SWIFT or BIC code: CITIUS33 (for transfers from outside the United States)
Beneficiary account name and address: King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020
Beneficiary account number: 9970182790
Beneficiary reference: The Other Foundation (please make sure that you add this beneficiary reference)
There is also the option to donate other securities through the American Friends of the Other Foundation fund at KBFUS. Contact KBFUS by email firstname.lastname@example.org telephone (212) 713 7660 to find out how to do that.
Make Tax Deductible Donations from the United Kingdom
Donors in the United Kingdom can support our work in a tax-efficient way by donating through GiveOut.
GiveOut is a charity registered in the United Kingdom with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Registered Charity Number 1176434).
Here are the ways that you can donate:
Gifts by debit or credit card:
- Go to giveout.org/donate.
- Enter the one-off or regular amount you would like to donate and click on the ‘Donate’ button.
- You will be redirected to a ‘now-donate’ page. Enter your donation details and include a message to make clear that your donation is intended to support The Other Foundation, e.g. “For The Other Foundation”.
- You will be able to choose whether to Gift Aid your donation by completing the Gift Aid Declaration, meaningGiveOut can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra as long as you pay more Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed.
Gifts by wire transfer:
Make a one-off donation by bank transfer or set up a standing order to make a regular donation.
GiveOut’s bank account details:
Sort code: 401158
Account name: GIVEOUT
Reference: The Other Foundation
In order to Gift Aid your donation, you will need to complete a Gift Aid Declaration, meaning GiveOut can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra as long as you pay more Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed.
For a Gift Aid Declaration form or should you have any questions for GiveOut, please email Rupert Abbott – email@example.com.