Planned Giving

The Tax Foundation is the nation's leading independent tax policy 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Since 1937, our principled research, insightful analysis, and engaged experts have informed smarter tax policy at the federal, state, and global levels. For over 85 years, our goal has remained the same: to improve lives through tax policies that lead to greater economic growth and opportunity. Every day, our staff works toward a singular vision: a world where the tax code doesn't stand in the way of success. We believe that an ideal tax code follows the principles of sound policy: simplicity, neutrality, transparency, and stability

In recognition of our founding year, we are proud to launch the 1937 Society. The society will provide unique ways for supporters of pro-growth tax policy to join us in our mission.

Whether you have an IRA, stock or bond holdings, savings account, piece of property or fine art, even jewelry or coins, you can name Tax Foundation as a beneficiary in your will.

Supporting our mission now will ensure we can continue our important work and that future generations of Americans—your children and their children—will enjoy a pro-growth tax code and a thriving economy.

Tax Foundation has served taxpayers for 85 years, which proves three things:

1. Tax Foundation's principles are timeless;

2. The fight against an ever-growing tax code is ongoing; and

3. If Tax Foundation cannot continue its work, there is no other organization that could.

Tax Foundation's mission is so much bigger than us as individuals—it truly is a legacy that must live on long after us. Tax reform isn't just about growing the economy, or raising revenue; it's about making people better off.

Tax Foundation will outlive all of us, but you can continue to uphold its ideals through a legacy gifts.

Ever since its founding in 1937, Tax Foundation has worked hard to become the premiere organization to educate and influence taxpayers, lawmakers, and the media about the importance of smart, pro-growth tax policy. Our dedicated team has earned a reputation for punching above our weight class. Yet as we approach nine decades of service, we are turning our attention not to the past, but to the future. Although we have accomplished much in our time, there is still much work to do. The tax policy debate is an ongoing one, requiring dedication and patience. We must endeavor to persevere. With your help, we can ensure that the Tax Foundation is strategically engaged in that debate for the next 90 years, too.

Unlike many large charities and universities, the Tax Foundation does not have an endowment fund providing for a stable revenue stream. We must raise enough money each and every year to carry out our mission, pay our bills, and continue to impact the tax debate. This is no small challenge. Currently about 45 percent of our revenue comes from the business community, 40 percent from private foundations, and the rest from individuals like you who share our belief in sound, smart tax policy that leads to economic growth and increased opportunity.