Since PMD is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the IRS, your cash, stock, donor-advised gift, or in-kind donation may entitle you to a tax deduction.

We accept cash donations by check, credit card, and debit card, and gifts of needed goods and services that will help us with our service program and/or fundraising events.

Tax ID & 990
Our EIN is 04-3191846.
PMD financial information can be found within 990 filings online at Guidestar and you can review our most recent filing or by request to PMD per IRS policies.

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Donations by Check
Make checks payable to "People Making a Difference" and send to:
People Making a Difference (PMD)
P.O. Box 120189
Boston, MA 02112-0189

Donations by Credit Card
We can process credit card donations using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept online credit card donations through Network for Good, a nonprofit which provides secure credit card processing, and we would really appreciate your contributing the transaction fees* when given the option. In the box labeled: "To designate your donation for a specific fund or purpose," you can enter unrestricted, a description of how you'd like your donation to be used, or leave it blank. Unrestricted allows us the most latitude in using your gift.

*Or avoid fees altogether if you use Facebook, by using the Donation Button on PMD's official Facebook page.

Text to Donate
Send "PMDvolunteer" to 707070.
Consider donating 5% more to cover processing fees by the Pledgeling Foundation.

Recommend a Grant from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
with the option of being recognized or remaining anonymous
If you have a Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund donor-advised fund (DAF), the DAF Direct box below enables you to recommend grants directly and easily to PMD.

Workplace Giving
Provide PMD with a steady source of monthly income through convenient payroll deduction. Many workplace giving campaigns take place in autumn.

If you would like to give through your company's UNITED WAY campaign, please use code#M973988 to specify People Making a Difference (PMD). Please spread the word at your workplace that PMD is a grassroots group doing good work for 30+ local charities with an annual budget less than $100k. Past efforts have included company-wide voice mail and e-mail messages.

PMD is again part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees' Charitable Campaign (COMECC#973988) and City of Boston Employees' Charitable Campaign (COBECC#2546). This means that if you work for Massachusetts or Boston government, you have the opportunity to make a charitable contribution to PMD. Please specifically designate PMD, and tell your co-workers about us.

Many workplaces allow for pre-tax payroll and other ways you can conveneintly donate using private portals like Spark and YourCause. Some companies even make donations when employees record their volunteer hours, also known as "Dollers for Doers" programs.

IBM employees can make donations through the IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC). Simply select PMD, #0L596. Thanks to a dedicated volunteer, PMD is a standard selection, but will be evaluated at year end to assess whether the level of interest by IBM employees merits continuing support in the campaign. So spread the word among your friends who work for IBM and its subsidiaries. Even minimum donations will help ensure PMD's future participation in this campaign.

Matching Gifts
Many companies have "Matching Gift Programs" for charitable donations made by their employees. This means that for every dollar an employee donates to an approved charitable organization, their employer will donate some additional amount.

Please ask your human resources department if your company offers a program like this. If so, let us know and we'll help you fill out the necessary paperwork to multiply your donation by taking advantage of this generous benefit.

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