Give inLieu Foundation



Donations in support of designated charities are received and receipted by Give inLieu Foundation, a registered nonprofit corporation with federal tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), that operates a fund to handle donor advised contributions made using the inLieu mobile application.



What is
Give inLieu Foundation?

Give inLieu Foundation is a nonprofit public charity with federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that inLieu LLC helped launch. Give inLieu Foundation shares inLieu LLC’s charitable vision and name, but is an independent entity.  

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, your donation to Give inLieu Foundation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. Give inLieu Foundation is a public charity with IRS 501(c)(3); EIN 82-3151437.

Why did
inlieu LLC launch

Give inLieu Foundation?

inLieu LLC and Give inLieu Foundation are committed to supporting philanthropy and charitable causes.  To that end, the Foundation accepts donor contributions in a fund that is maintained and controlled by the Foundation.  The donor uses his or her advisory privileges as to the re-granting of those funds to the public charity he or she supports. The Foundation accepts the donor’s contributions and advisements, verifies the public charity’s tax-exempt status, and re-grants such funds to the advised public charity, as appropriate.  The Give inLieu Foundation utilizes a database of U.S. based public charities that have received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and are in good standing with the IRS.

What public charities
may I choose?

You may choose and advise Give inLieu Foundation to make a regrant to virtually any U.S. based public charity that is in good standing with the IRS with 501(c)(3) status. Give inLieu Foundation relies on a pre-approved database maintained by GuideStar that contains the vast majority of U.S. based and IRS qualified public charities.  

How much of my donation is receipted as a tax-deductible contribution and when?

100% of your online charitable gift is receipted as a charitable contribution to Give inLieu Foundation advised for regrant to your chosen charity. Email receipts are sent immediately by Give inLieu Foundation upon successful processing of your donation. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, retain your donation receipt as an official record or you can download your transaction history at the end of every year.

Does it cost me anything to donate?

The cost of your donation is a flat $1.00 administrative fee as well as the associated credit card processing fees.  Unlike other donating platforms that charge you a percentage of your donation, we feel that we should not charge you more because you want to donate more.  We wish we could persuade the credit card processing merchants to do the same so more of your money could go to the charities.

Why does my tax receipt reference the Give inLieu Foundation?

Your contribution is made to Give inLieu Foundation, a nonprofit corporation with federal tax-exempt status, under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), that operates a fund to handle donor advised contributions.  It is Give inLieu Foundation’s normal practice to regrant 100% of donor-advised contribution to the qualifying IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization advised by the donor. You pay $1.00 plus credit card transaction costs.  A regrant to the advised organization is generally made on the 10th of the month following receipt of the advised contribution. That is why your credit card statement will list Give inLieu Foundation, not the charity advised by you for regrant.

Is there a minimum donation

Yes, your donation must be at least $10 to be processed through Give inLieu Foundation.

How does
Give inLieu
compile its
list of
for regrant?

Give inLieu Foundation utilizes a database of 501(c)(3) organizations that is managed and periodically refreshed by GuideStar.  The source for the GuideStar data set is found on IRS Publication 78.

How and when does my donor-advised contribution get distributed
to my favorite

After the Give inLieu Foundation reviews the donation and the donor advisement to a particular charity, the Foundation verifies the tax-exempt status of the advised charity.  The Foundation then notifies the charity of a donation.  The Foundation batches its grants to nonprofits each month and makes a payment on or around the 10th of the following month. For example, if you made a donation on January 20 through inLieu, the qualified nonprofit grantee would receive the funds on or around February 10.