Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a gift?  

Online by using this link

By phone: call 202.728.5630 to charge by phone

By mail: Development Office, 455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001

What is planned giving?

Planned giving includes a variety of ways you can help NDI while also advancing your own financial and personal goals.  For more information, please visit the Planned Giving page.

What are some types of planned gifts?

Life Income Gifts: NDI pays an income stream for life or a term of years.

Bequests: Bequests are made primarily through gifts of cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property.

Retirement Plans: NDI is designated as a beneficiary of the remainder or a percentage of the remainder of your retirement plan.

Other Ways to Give: Charitable lead trusts and other options.

What are the advantages of donating online?

Online credit card donations allow NDI to receive funds faster, without having to spend time processing checks, and save you from spending money on a stamp.

Are international donations accepted?

Yes. NDI accepts both checks and credit cards.

Are donations tax-deductible in the United States?

Yes (gift donations only).

Do donations qualify for tax deductions in other countries?

Yes (please seek your own tax counsel regarding the amount).

Will I receive a receipt?

Yes; anyone who donates a gift of any amount will receive a receipt.  If you need a duplicate receipt, please contact the Development Office at 202.728.5630.  

What is NDI's Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number?


How quickly will my donation be processed?

Typically, donations are processed within a week from when they are received at NDI.

How can I find out if my company will match my gift?

The Benefits or Human Resources Office of the donor's employer (or the donor's spouse's employer) will be able to provide necessary information on the company's Matching Gift Program and the method the company uses to process matching requests.

Can I make a confidential donation?

Yes. Please let us know if you wish that your gift remain confidential.

Can I make a gift in honor or in memory of someone?

Yes. Gifts in memory or in honor of an individual can be made during one's lifetime or through bequests.  You can indicate this either in writing or online.

Who can I call if I need help making a gift?

If you have questions, please call the Development Office at 202.728.5630.  


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