Gift Acceptance

Acceptance of any gift or grant is solely at the discretion of Facing History & Ourselves. 

Facing History & Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Partnership with current and new donors allows us to continue this vital work. We are incredibly grateful for the gifts and grants from our generous patrons. Contributions are generally accepted from individuals, corporations, organizations, government agencies, and other entities. Acceptance of any gift or grant is solely at the discretion of Facing History. Donations from a source inconsistent with our beliefs, values, and mission will be declined.  

To discuss particular giving opportunities, please contact us

Donors are encouraged to support areas reflecting their interests. Our fundraising priorities include contributions for unrestricted, restricted, and endowment purposes. A selection of named or commemorative gift recognitions may be made available to each donor—these opportunities represent a tangible means of demonstrating an individual or group’s investment in our nonprofit work. When gifts or grants with restrictions are accepted, restrictions will be honored in accordance with the proposal to the donor and Facing History’s policies on restricted funding (subject to all applicable laws). 

Multi-year pledges for ongoing support and the Sustaining Gift Program are welcome, but generally for no more than five years. Donors should complete and sign a gift or pledge agreement form detailing the purpose of the gift, payment schedule, and how they wish their names to appear in donor recognition materials. The agreement is found here.

The President and Chief Executive Officer and senior staff, in consultation with Facing History’s legal counsel, will review gifts other than cash or marketable securities. These will be evaluated for acceptance on a case-by-case basis.

We encourage donors to seek guidance from their professional advisors on the tax implications of their gifts and grants to Facing History. We respect donor privacy, and donor information that should be private and confidential will not be made public. Please contact the Development Office with any questions. No tax advice will be provided to donors by Facing History. 

Contact Information 

Development Office 
Facing History & Ourselves
89 South Street , Suite 401
Boston, MA 02111 

development [at] facinghistory.org

800-856-9039 

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