We offer many options for donating to Brain Support Network (BSN): Credit Card, Check, Vehicle Donation, Publicly Traded Securities, Donor-advised Fund (DAF), Ecommerce Affiliate Programs, Beneficiary Designations, In-Kind Donations, and several others.
. Your gift will fund Brain Support Network’s educational programs, including this website, and allow us to organize brain donations for families across the US and Canada. Brain Support Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 46-0771864. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Donate by Credit Card
BSN accepts US dollar and foreign currency donations via most credit cards, using PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to send us a credit card donation via PayPal. Use the form below to specify a gift in memory of or in honor of someone. If you list contact information (e.g. postal or email address), we will notify the person named, but not report the amount of your donation. For questions or to communicate more information about your donation, please send email to [email protected]. After you click “Donate”, below, the information you’ve entered will be transmitted to PayPal’s secure web site where you can enter your credit card details.
BSN accepts US dollar and foreign currency donations via check. Please mail your check, made payable to Brain Support Network, to PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, California 94026, USA. We will send you an acknowledgement of your donation. We accept checks in any currency.
If you would like to make your gift in memory of or in honor of someone, please so indicate on the check or in an enclosed note. If you want someone to be notified of your memorial donation or honorary donation, please download and print this form and send us the completed form along with your check. We will notify this person or family of your generosity in someone’s name, but we won’t mention the donation amount.
Donate Your Vehicle
Brain Support Network (BSN) has engaged V-DAC, Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, to manage donations of vehicles to the benefit of BSN. We gratefully accept almost all donations of cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers and RVs. Once the paperwork is prepared, your vehicle is transported to an auction house.
You will receive a tax receipt for the selling price. We receive about 75% of the selling price. Click here for more details.
Publicly Traded Securities
Brain Support Network gratefully accepts donations of stocks and bonds that are traded regularly on national or local exchanges or in the over-the-counter market. Please contact BSN for instructions. Note that Federal Government bonds cannot be transferred during lifetime, but such bonds can be included as a bequest to BSN.
For questions, please send email to [email protected]
Donor-advised Fund (DAF)
A donor-advised fund (DAF) allows donors to set aside tax-deferred income. Generally, funds are deductible in the year they are set aside. Funds can be later donated to charitable institutions that qualify as IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations–like Brain Support Network.
If you already have a DAF, you can simply donate funds in your DAF to Brain Support Network. Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 46-0771864. Our postal address is PO Box 7264, Menlo Park, California 94026, USA. You can contact us by phone at +1 650-814-0848.
Ecommerce Affiliate Programs
Brain Support Network is registered with several online retailers and programs which provide a donation based on a percentage of each qualified purchase made. Please consider listing Brain Support Network as your selected charity through each of the programs listed below. Donations of every size make a lasting difference, we appreciate your consideration.
- Register/Sign-in to AmazonSmile (follow this link)
- Search for available charities using ‘Brain Support Network’ as the text
- Select ‘Brain Support Network’ and start supporting us with each purchase made. Make sure to sign-in to AmazonSmile when you make a purchase using ‘smile.amazon.com’, purchases made through ‘amazon.com’ do not qualify.
- Register/Sign-in to iGive (follow this link)
- Search for a cause using ‘Brain Support Network’ as the text
- Select ‘Brain Support Network’ and start supporting us with each purchase made. Make sure to sign-in to iGive and use the ‘Shop|Search’ feature to find which online shops qualify.
Beneficiary Designations of Bequests, Life Insurance, and Retirement Plans
BSN welcomes beneficiary designations of bequests, life insurance, retirement plans and other revocable gifts, if the designations are un-restricted.
For questions, please send email to [email protected]
Some other types of donations that *may* be accepted by BSN include contributions of stock in privately held companies, tangible personal property (such as artwork, jewelry, watercraft, and aircraft), intangible personal property (such as life insurance, copyrights, and royalties), real estate, and beneficiaries of charitable annuities or trusts. For questions, please send email to [email protected]
BSN welcomes many types of in-kind donations, including books and DVDs about caregiving, exercise, meditation, and specific neurological disorders that are part of the BSN community. These become part of our local support group’s lending library. Occasionally, we can accept large equipment (such as a wheelchair van, a hospital bed, a tilt-in-space wheelchair, a powerchair, etc.) provided that the equipment is donated by a local BSN support group member and the donated equipment is picked up at the donor’s home by a family (often a local support group member).