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gifts that make an impact now

You can initiate a grant recommendation from your donor-advised fund, or DAF, and notify us of your gift. Our link above will provide information if you would like to learn more about donor-advised funds. 

When you give a memorial or tribute gift for Young Audiences of Houston to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and help access to arts in education for children across Texas.

You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value.

Did you know many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees? Make a matching gift through your employer to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift!


What can qualify for an employer matching gift?

Each company has its own guidelines. Typically, the following donations may be matched by an employer:

  • Gifts made by employees of the company

  • Gifts from the spouses of company employees

  • Gifts made by retirees of the company

If you request a grant from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to a nonprofit, your company may match the grant as well.

If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant.

Send our development team an email that you plan on getting your donation matched. Once the gift is confirmed, your employer will send the matching funds based on their disbursement schedule.

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