IRAs and Required Minimum Distributions

Starting at age 73, the IRS requires individuals to make IRA withdrawals each year. For those born in 1960 or later, their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) will begin at age 75. With this requirement, giving from your IRA may be a tax-efficient way to donate to your favorite charities, like Fisher House Foundation.

A Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD) is a direct transfer of funds from an IRA custodian (e.g., Vanguard, Schwab, Fidelity, etc.) made payable to Fisher House Foundation, or another qualified charity, in the account owner’s name.

An individual may donate any amount up to $100,000 through a QCD annually. This amount applies to the sum of QCDs made to one or more charities in a calendar year. A spouse, who files jointly, may donate up to an additional $100,000 within the same tax year.

The deadline for QCDs is Dec. 31 for that calendar year. Please contact your IRA custodian for instructions.

Remind your financial institution to include your name and mailing address on the check or in an enclosed letter and clarify that the donation is a QCD.

Legal Name: Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
EIN Number: 11-3158401
Mailing address: Fisher House Foundation, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 410, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (888) 294-8560

Stocks & Securities

Fisher House Foundation accepts stock and other securities as charitable donations. The stock/security form below will provide the necessary information.

Stock Transfer Information