Investing in Progress

Thank you for considering making an investment in the Institute and our work. Together, we can advance policy solutions that will create a state where good job opportunities, a safe place to live, adequate food, and affordable health care are within reach for all Rhode Islanders.

Over the years, private donations have leveraged millions of public dollars for programs that help Rhode Islanders meet their basic needs and achieve upward mobility.

Together we can put more Rhode Islanders on a path to economic progress.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Institute is by donating through our secure website or by sending in our mail-in contribution form.
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Other ways to make your gift

By Check
Checks can be made payable to the “Economic Progress Institute” and sent to 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Building 9 (Guardo Hall), Providence, RI 02908

Workplace Giving
State employees can now give to any 501(c)(3) organization of their choice (including the Economic Progress Institute) through their workplace campaign, which runs from October 15 – November 15.

Making a gift from your will or trust is simple. A charitable bequest can be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or what remains after other bequests are made.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable remainder trusts appeal to donors with appreciated assets such as real estate or securities. They allow you to receive income (or provide income to another person) for life with the knowledge that the funds remaining when the trust terminates will be used to support our endowment.

Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable gift annuities guarantee you (or someone you name) a certain fixed income for life. At the death of the last annuity recipient, assets will be used to support our endowment.

Life Insurance
Life insurance can be used as a charitable asset, thereby enabling you to be eligible for a charitable tax deduction based on the current value of the paid-up policy. Or you can support our endowment by making it the beneficiary of part or all of the insurance proceeds.

Retirement Fund Assets
Donating retirement funds assets from qualified plans or IRAs upon your passing, are ideal for charitable giving purposes because these assets are often heavily taxed. This option offers an opportunity to avoid income and estate tax.

For stock gifts, please contact the Institute for instructions.

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