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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 the 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) 714-3563


About Online Donations

The fine print on donating to ORI online instead of by personal check: 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 charity on this page because your donation is to our donor-advised fund. Network for Good then forwards the contribution to the Ocean River Institute on your behalf. As required by the IRS, Network for Good has exclusive legal control over donations to our donor-advised fund.

ORI’s Community Foundation Partner

The Essex County Community Foundation, a founding supporter of the Ocean River Institute, maintains a designated fund to support activities of the Ocean River Institute. You may donate to ECCF’s Ocean River Institute Fund by visiting the Ocean River Institute Fund on ECCF’s webpage. 

Gifts of 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. To make a gift, you are welcome to call Essex County Community Foundation at 978-777-8876.