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Donate via Your IRA with a Qualified Charitable Distribution to LifeMoves

At LifeMoves, we believe in the power of giving to transform lives. If you are 70½ or older and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you might be eligible for a Qualifying Charitable Distribution (QCD). This giving option empowers you to make a significant difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness.

Federal law allows people age 70 1/2 or older to make direct transfers from their IRA of up to $100,000 per year per person to charitable organizations. The withdrawal is not treated as taxable income. The withdrawal can be counted toward your Required Minimum Distribution.

Transfers must come from your IRA, made payable to LifeMoves. 401(k), 403(b) and other retirement plans do not qualify.

LifeMoves does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your own professional tax or legal advisor before making any charitable gift decision based on this information.

How do I make my gift?


Contact your IRA custodian

Follow their procedures to request a “Qualified Charitable Distribution.” Please provide your custodian with LifeMoves information below, along with our Tax ID#77-0160469.

Direct your check

Please direct your check, drawn on your IRA account and made payable to the LifeMoves, to:

Attn: Gift Processing – IRA Distribution
2550 Great America Way, Suite 201
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Along with your check, please include your name and address information to receive a written acknowledgement from us.


Notify us

Please notify us at or 650-685-5880 when your gift is on the way and provide the following information:
Gift amount
Your name and address
Name of the financial institution sending your gift

Have questions?

Please call us at 650-685-5880 or email us.

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