Other Ways to Give

Donor-Advised Funds

Some of our donors have established a donor-advised charitable fund (Fidelity Charitable®, Vanguard Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, or other) and have a strong desire to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through an annual gift and a legacy gift. You can direct that your donor-advised charitable fund be distributed, in full, to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after your lifetime. Or, you can name specific charities and choose a dollar or percentage amount to be distributed over a certain time, or until the account balance becomes zero.

When making a gift through a donor-advised fund, please consult with your donor-advised fund sponsoring organization and tax and/or legal advisor on their proper use. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation cannot provide tax or legal advice. Donor-advised funds cannot be used to cover the cost of any portion of an auction purchase and may not be used for any portion of the cost of attendance. Donor-advised funds may only be used for sponsorships for events if the cost of attendance is fully covered by other funds or the sponsorship is fully tax deductible. Please work with your individual donor-advised fund to recommend general grants to support events.

IRA Donation

You can have an instant impact on our mission and the lives of those affected by CF and may see a tax break with your gift of a Charitable IRA Rollover of up to $100,000.

With this gift, you can:

  • Avoid paying tax on your gift and all, or part, of your minimum distribution requirement
  • Enjoy a quick and easy estate tax reduction
  • Join the Foundation in your shared vision to find a permanent, one-time cure for CF

Find out how to give through your IRA or learn more here.

Stock or Other Securities

Stocks, bonds and other securities may be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Donors often choose to give long-term appreciated stock because they may deduct the fair market value amount and receive the benefit of avoiding capital gains tax on the sale of the security. Download our In-Kind Transfer form.

Make a Major Gift

An Opportunity to End a Disease

You are an important part of our progress. With your support we are confident that someday, not one person will lose a child, sibling, parent, or friend to cystic fibrosis. You have an opportunity in your lifetime to be part of ending this disease. Please consider joining us and help make medical history.

Within our portfolio of giving opportunities, the CF Foundation relies on major gifts from individuals and family foundations that directly support our mission. You can participate by giving an outright gift of $10,000 or more in any calendar year, or by making a pledge to be paid over three to five years. You may also wish to consider joining our Milestones III, Driven by a Dream Campaign

For further information, please email Angela Lynn, Senior National Leadership Giving Director, at alynn@cff.org.

Make a Legacy Gift

Leave a lasting reflection of your values by making a legacy gift to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation.  The Foundation is dedicated to working with donors who are considering or who have made plans to leave a gift in their will, trust, or by beneficiary designation. Your gift can be made in honor or memory of someone and deepens your commitment to improving the lives of those with CF now and in the future. You can also become a member of the Paul di Sant' Agnese Legacy Society.

Foundation Giving

Support our mission with a grant: We welcome support from private, corporate, and family foundations.

Property Donations

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation also gratefully accepts donations of valuable property, including real estate, privately-held stock, or other assets. 

For more information, contact the Foundation's Office of Major and Planned Giving at 800-FIGHT-CF (800-344-4823) or email Patrick Feeley at pfeeley@cff.org.

The Foundation cannot accept donations of clothing, household goods, electronics, medical devices, or other goods at this time.

Vehicle Donations

Support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by donating your used car or truck. Donors can start their vehicle donations by calling 855-500-7433 to speak to a donor support representative at Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS) or online using the form below.


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