Ways to Give

Your gift to Ackerman provides life-changing treatment to families in distress. Your support helps us to strengthen their bonds and find the resources to face life’s challenges. Make your donation today. 

Ways to Give

Your gift to Ackerman provides life-changing treatment to families in distress. Your support helps us to strengthen their bonds and find the resources to face life’s challenges. Make your donation today. 

Ways to Support Ackerman

We accept checks and credit card details by mail. If you would prefer to make a donation by mail, simply complete the donation form (PDF) and send it to our offices.  

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a centralized vehicle for charitable giving that makes it easy for donors to dedicate funds to support their favorite nonprofit organization. It also provides a convenient and tax-efficient method for donors to manage their charitable giving. To give through DAF Direct, visit their website.

Making gifts of stock or securities or giving through wire transfer is simple. Please contact our development team at giving@ackerman.org for more information. 

Support the Ackerman Institute for the Family by making us your designated charity when shopping through AmazonSmile.

The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of all purchases made through their website directly to Ackerman, at no cost to you. ›› Learn More

You can raise funds for Ackerman with friends and family on social media, by hosting an event, or even by running a 5k! Contact the development team at giving@ackerman.org to learn more.  

How often do you wish you could do more to have an impact and help a struggling child or family? You can make a significant impact by supporting the work of The Ackerman Institute for the Family. Through gift planning, you can support the work of the Ackerman Institute for the Family and create a legacy to help future generations of children and families heal and thrive.

Gift planning can also help you make smart decisions on the gift most appropriate for you to receive significant tax benefits. You may want to consult with your estate attorney regarding the gift that makes the most sense for you.

A Bequest Gift
A bequest from a will or a trust distribution to The Ackerman Institute for the Family is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes, regardless of the size of the bequest. Such a bequest would help you provide for the continuity of  The Ackerman Institute for the Family’s work in the future.

Securities Gift
Giving appreciated securities may be more beneficial than giving cash. Learn how you can benefit.

Charitable Lead Trusts
Pass your assets to your heirs while supporting the Ackerman Institute for the Family during your lifetime.

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
Receive income and major tax benefits for life while passing a significant gift to The Ackerman Institute for the Family later.

Retained Life Estates
You live in and gift your real estate.

Life Insurance Gifts
An easy way to give a significant gift to The Ackerman Institute for the Family with great tax benefits without affecting your current cash flow.

Retirement and IRA Gifts
Did you know your IRA can be taxed up to 80%? Find out how to avoid this.

For more information on how to take advantage of gift planning, please contact: 212-879-4900, ext 130 or giving@ackerman.org.

Charity Rating

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Ackerman Institute is approved by the Better Business Bureau. 

View the Ackerman Institute’s 990 forms.

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The Ackerman Institute for the Family is a GuideStar Exchange Member.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need assistance with making a gift, please contact giving@ackerman.org.

Donor Privacy Policy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by the Ackerman Institute for Family, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

In 2020-21, The Ackerman Institute for the Family:

Past and Current Foundation and Corporate Partners

The Chaparral Foundation

The Leonard & Sophie Davis Foundation

The Gilder Foundation

The David B. Kriser Foundation

The Oppenheim Family Foundation

The Reba Judith Sandler Foundation

The Selz Foundation

More Ways to Support: