Please join us in co-creating a future for NIAD artists to continue making art, sharing their stories, engaging with our communities, and developing sustainable careers in the arts. It’s easy to give to NIAD. Here are some options:
Your monthly contributions at any level, via credit card or EFT, provide regular income for NIAD programs.
Corporate matching gifts
Share your support for NIAD by signing up through your workplace giving program. When you tell your friends and colleagues about NIAD, you help grow our family of supporters.
Honor and memorial gifts
Make a one-time cash gift in honor of a current or past NIAD artist, or someone important to you.
Donating stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and IRA rollovers
Transfer publicly traded securities electronically from a brokerage account to NIAD. For IRA rollovers (aka qualified charitable distribution “QCD”) your IRA administrator makes a distribution directly to NIAD, or you may write a check payable to NIAD from your IRA checkbook (special checkbook rules apply).
Where will NIAD Art Center be in 20, 30, or even 50 years? With your help, we will be closer to our goal of independence, dignity, and community integration through sustainable careers in the arts for people with disabilities. Every person at any budget can contribute to NIAD’s commitment to the neuro-diverse population. Planned gifts of any size impact our ability to reach our goal of the greatest possible visibility for our artists and their stories. Naming NIAD Art Center in your estate or other giving option ensures NIAD will support generations to come. To ensure that everything is done to the letter, we recommend you discuss the options below with your financial and/or legal advisor:
Bequests and Estate Plan Gifts
Include a provision in your will or living trust, or by naming NIAD as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. The amount left to NIAD can be expressed as a dollar amount, or as a percentage of the assets to be given.
Donating retirement assets
Retirement-plan benefits include assets held in individual retirement accounts (IRAs), 401(k) plans, profit-sharing plans, Keogh plans, and 403(b) plans. Name NIAD as a primary or secondary beneficiary on your plan’s beneficiary designation form.
Donating life insurance
Designate NIAD the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, and your estate will receive a charitable deduction from estate taxes for that gift. You may also, under certain circumstances during your lifetime, make NIAD the owner of a life insurance policy on your life, and receive an income tax charitable deduction for a portion of the face value of that policy.
NIAD’s Legacy Circle
Please let NIAD know about your planned giving. You’ll join NIAD’s Legacy Circle, our growing community of individuals supporting NIAD’s future. We’ll send you updates and invitations to special events.
We would love to talk with you about working with your financial/legal advisor to create a planned gift to NIAD. Please reach out anytime to Executive Director Amanda Eicher at (510) 620-0290 or email her. We thank you.