Imagine if everyone in Philadelphia had the skills needed to pursue a life of purpose and dignity. Beyond Literacy helps make this dream a reality. By joining together with your help we can build a better community.
Give your time to teach math, digital literacy, English skills and more. Must have a Bachelor’s degree to be a classroom volunteer or to tutor. No degree needed for other volunteer roles. Get in touch here.
Be a Founding Donor
As a founding BeLit donor, you make our work possible; your positive impact on our newly united agency will elevate our learners above and beyond. Become a BeLit founding donor by giving a gift of $500 or greater. All gifts are 100% tax-deductible.
When you become a BeLit founding donor, your gift is 100% tax-deductible. You will also enjoy these special privileges as a token of our appreciation.
DONOR WALL RECOGNITION
DONOR APPRECIATION WEEK
SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT FOR EARLY FOUNDERS
Exclusively for those who donate by June 1, 2021
Join us for our inaugural BeLit Graduation Celebration and receive a special acknowledgement in our Class of 2021 Yearbook.
Donate to Beyond Literacy Today!
Ways to Give
Founding Donors are individuals or companies who make a commitment of $500 or greater within our founding year to help establish our merged organization and help us serve the adult and family literacy community through life-changing educational opportunities.
Founding donors will receive special recognition.
Donate by mail
Make checks payable to “Beyond Literacy” and mail to
1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Please include your name, address, email, and phone number when sending checks.
Ask your employer about matching gift opportunities. Many corporations have programs that may double or triple your gift.
A donor-advised fund is like a personal charitable savings account. You create an account and make a contribution and receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Community foundations often serve as sponsoring organizations and so do nonprofit arms of financial-services firms such as Vanguard Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and Fidelity Charitable. Once a fund is established, donors tell the sponsoring organization which nonprofits they’d like to donate to from their accounts.
For more information about supporting Beyond Literacy with a donor-advised fund, contact Robin Robinowtz, Chief Development Officer.
IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution
Individuals aged 70 ½ or older may distribute up to $100,000 tax-free from your individual retirement accounts (IRAs) to qualified charitable organizations without including the distribution on gross income. In other words, you can lower your federal income tax bill by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA. For a QCD to count toward your current year’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), the funds from your IRA must be received by the organization by tax year deadline, which is generally December 31 each year. Contact your IRA investment company to find out how to distribute charitable contributions.
For more information about how to distribute funds to the Beyond Literacy, you can contact Robin Robinowitz, Chief Development Officer.
You can raise money on Facebook for Beyond Literacy!
To set up a fundraiser on Facebook for your birthday or another occasion, go to https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/ and click “Select Nonprofit” to search for Beyond Literacy.
If you shop at Amazon, you can give at the same time…at no extra cost! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Beyond Literacy whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Once you are signed up, help spread the word to family and friends.
The following items can also be gifted as part of your estate plan: money and assets; stocks, securities and bonds; real estate; and life insurance and death benefits.
Please contact Robin Robinowitz, Chief Development Officer.