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EIN/Federal Tax ID Number: 20-8273235

Tax Status

Ocean River Institute, Inc. is a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization as described in section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations and bequests to Ocean River Institute are tax-deductible as allowed by law, for income, gift, and estate tax purposes.

Ocean River Institute acknowledges market value at time of transaction of appreciated securities, mutual funds, bonds or similar assets. Ocean River Institute account manager will sell gifted assets soon after receipt.

Use of Materials

The materials at this Site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You may request reprint usage of text and/or graphics from this Site by contacting Ocean River Institute. The materials at this Site are provided without any express or implied warranty of any kind.

This educational information is not intended as legal, tax, or investment advice. Please consult an attorney or professional advisor about your specific situation.

Ocean River Institute
12 Eliot Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

617 661-6647
Fax: 617 661-6646

About Online Donations

The Ocean River Institute uses Blackbaud’s eTapestry for fundraising and relationship management.  You may give as little as $2 with Blackbaud.  Our Support page is with Blackbaud. Your credit card statement lists “BB *Ocean River Instit”.  Click here to make a donation.

If you wish to use Paypal to make a donation, you may do so on our Network for Good donation page.  Click here to give via your Paypal account.

Network for Good is a “donor-advised fund,” which is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that collects contributions from donors and distributes those contributions to other nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations in good standing with the IRS as recommended by you, the donor. Your credit card statement therefore lists Network for Good and not the Ocean River Institute because your donation is to our donor-advised fund. Network for Good then forwards the contribution to the Ocean River Institute on your behalf minus 3%. As required by the IRS, Network for Good has exclusive legal control over donations to our donor-advised fund. Click here to make an online gift via Network for Good.

About Gifting Appreciated Securities

You can secure significant tax advantages by making a gift of securities – stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. A gift of stock held longer than one year allows you to avoid paying capital gains tax. You also receive an income tax deduction for the current market value of the gift – deducting gifts totaling up to 30% of your adjusted gross income in any year, with a five-year carryover for any excess. For more information please contact Rob Moir at 617-661-6647. Or you may email us at info@oceanriver.org

For more information on how to gift securities to ORI’s brokerage account please telephone us at 617-661-6647. Or you may email us at info@oceanriver.org.