Ways to Give
There are many ways that you can support the work of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. We are entirely dependent upon charitable gifts to fund and facilitate the most promising scleroderma research. We are grateful for your commitment to helping the SRF fund research that will result in improved therapies and, ultimately, a cure.
The SRF Web site offers a fast, secure and convenient way to make credit card donations. You can make a one-time or recurring gift that will make a difference in those living with scleroderma. Click here to make a secure online gift now.
The SRF offers the opportunity to pay tribute to someone special by making your gift in honor or memory of a loved one. Click here to make a tribute gift and the SRF will promptly send a personalized card to the person(s) indicated to let them know of your thoughtfulness.
Give by Telephone
Call the SRF at 800-441-CURE (2873) between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM Pacific Standard Time to make a contribution via credit card.
Give by Mail
Checks made payable to the Scleroderma Research Foundation can be mailed to:
Scleroderma Research Foundation
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1411
San Francisco, CA 94104
Employer Matched Contributions
Many corporations will match charitable gifts made by individual employees. If you are considering a gift, contact your human resources department to see if a matching donation program is offered. This program is an excellent way to double the level of your generosity.
Companies and individuals can support scleroderma research by underwriting special events, individual research projects, postdoctoral fellowships and awareness-building materials such as newsletters and patient information materials. For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, call 800-441-CURE (2873).
There are many occasions throughout the year when the SRF welcomes volunteers to help prepare for events, participate in patient interviews and photo sessions, assist with mailings and talk to local media about scleroderma. In addition, many volunteers produce events on their own to help raise funds and awareness. Please consider joining our Cure Crew volunteer network.
Gifts of Stock
The SRF welcomes stock donations through the receiving firm of Merrill Lynch, 50 West San Fernando St., 16th floor, San Jose, CA 95113. Contact Linda Maske by phone at 408-283-3088 or email at Linda_Maske@ml.com for DTC Transfer code and account number.
Join a Workplace Giving Program
Workplace giving programs allow you to direct donations to the SRF via payroll deductions, which allows you to spread your giving over the entire year.
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
The SRF participates in the Combined Federal Charities campaign for federal, state and military employees. We are listed under the Health & Medical Research Charities of America Federation.
Employees at companies and other organizations that participate in United Way workplace campaigns can support the SRF through the Donor Choice Program with a “write-in” designation. On the Donor Choice Option form, direct your gift to support the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Please remember to include our address: 220 Montgomery St., Suite 1411, San Francisco, CA 94104.
In addition to taking part in the Combined Federal Campaign and United Way, Community Health Charities also operates in a number of businesses, including Aetna, American Express, GAP, Inc., Hewlett-Packard, McKesson and Toyota. For more information regarding workplace giving contact the SRF at 800-441-CURE (2873).
Gifts of Life Insurance
By donating a life insurance policy to the SRF and designating the Foundation as a beneficiary, you may be able to take a tax deduction for the current cash value of the policy. If you decide to continue paying the premiums, you may also be able to deduct those payments each year. Your life insurance agent can give you more information.
Planned Giving and Charitable Remainder Trusts
The many choices in planned giving offer significant financial benefits while supporting your charitable goals. In fact, planned giving techniques and programs can provide you with greater control over your assets by directing portions of your estate to a charitable organization that would otherwise go to taxes. Ask your advisor about estate plans and other giving options, visit our Planned Giving section or call the Scleroderma Research Foundation at 800-441-CURE (2873) for more information.
Including the Scleroderma Research Foundation in your estate planning guarantees your commitment to finding a cure will not end. A will or living trust is often the simplest way to provide continuing support for all who live in hope of a cure. You can also name the SRF as the beneficiary of a revocable trust or retirement plan.
Causes on Facebook (and other social media sites)
The social networking site Facebook provides an excellent opportunity to educate and engage friends and family about scleroderma research. Causes on Facebook provides the tools so that any Facebook user can leverage their network of real friends to effect positive change.
Any Facebook user with passion and initiative can include the Scleroderma Research Foundation on their profile, invite friends to participate, keep everybody up-to-date on issues and news related to scleroderma, and, most importantly, raise money directly to help find a cure. Facebook processes the donations automatically via credit card, tallies the results and reports the donation activity via a public "scorecard." For more information on Causes on Facebook, click here.
Ebay Giving Works
You can support the SRF simply by buying or selling goods on Ebay. The SRF is a registered charity with Ebay Giving Works. For more information on how you can help the SRF via Ebay, click here click here.
GoodSearch.com is a search engine that donates half its revenue to the charities designated by its users. Go to www.goodsearch.com, enter Scleroderma Research Foundation as your charity to GoodSearch for, download the tool bar and start searching the net. Use it exactly as you would any search engine, the site is powered by Yahoo!, so you will get high-quality search results.