Ways to Support
Supporting the Archives Partnership Trust is an investment in New York's past that will pay dividends now and into the future. There are many creative ways to give. Check below to learn how you can ensure that our heritage is preserved for future generations.
Subscriptions to New York Archives help fund the only statewide magazine in circulation that reveals stories of New York history safeguarded in the repositories of historical records across the Empire State. You can also go beyond your subscription with a tax-deductible contribution to the Archives Partnership Trust (while still enjoying the benefit of receiving the magazine).
Contribute to the Annual Fund
Yes! I want to support the New York State Archives Partnership Trust by making a one time unrestricted donation to the Trust's Annual Fund.
Donate to Consider the Source Online: Teaching With Historical Records Project
Consider the Source Onlineis a tranformative statewide project with a regional focus that will bring together teachers, cultural institutions and content specialists to an online network of learning communitites and access to new resources and tools created by educators, for educators. Help support this initiative today!
The Archives Endowment is invested capital that will generate funds for future educational, access, and preservation initiatives.
Gifts in honor or memory of a loved one, friend or colleague are a thoughtful tribute and also an opportunity to commemorate a special birthday or anniversary. Your gift will be recognized in the Trust's Annual Report and acknowledged with a gift card to the family of friends you designate.
IRA Charitable Rollovers
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 included a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover which allows individuals 70 1/2 and older to donate up to $100,000 via direct transfer from their IRAs to eligible charities, without first having to recognize the distribution as income.
However, while the Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, it is additionally classified as a 509(a)(3) Supporting Organization. 509(a)(3) Supporting Organizations are not eligible for direct "qualified charitable distributions" from an IRA. IRA holders may alternately consider taking a distribution, if eligible, from their IRA, pay taxes on that withdrawal, use the proceeds to make a donation, and then claim an income tax charitable deduction.
As the Trust cannot offer tax or legal advice, donors are advised to consult their IRA custodian and/or tax advisor about their specific situation.
Donating long-term appreciated securities can provide a tax advantage for the donor and an important gift for the Partnership Trust.
Many companies underwrite generous programs to match their employees' charitable giving. Please check with your Human Resources office for details on how to maximize your gift.
You may provide for the future of the Archives Partnership Trust through a bequest. Information on various types of bequests and suggestions of language for adding a codicil to your present will are included.