The Real News is an independent, viewer-supported, media-making network. Every article we write, every show we produce, every interview we air⁠—it’s only possible because of supporters like you. Thank you!

For your convenience, The Real News offers a variety of giving options for both cash and non-cash assets. If you’d like to contribute but don’t see your preferred giving method below, please contact Director of Development Julianne Simitz and she’ll be happy to assist you.


CREDIT + DEBIT CARDS

The most impactful way to support The Real News is to join our growing community of sustaining members—supporters who give a little each month on their credit or debit card to make a big difference. It’s the most paperless, eco-friendly way to contribute! You can also make a special one-time gift today to support our journalists and programs.


MOBILE WALLETS

No cards? No problem. Our supporters can also make gifts via PayPal, Apple Pay, Plaid, and Google Pay. Just select your preferred payment method at check out.


CHECKS + MONEY ORDERS

We welcome your gifts by check or money order. (Not to mention, it makes mail call a lot more fun!) Please send your check or money order made payable to:

IWT – The Real News Network
Attn: Development Department
231 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS

What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite nonprofit organizations. DAFs are a great way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

Do you manage a DAF with Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon?
You can initiate your grant recommendation via DAF Direct here.

Using a different DAF administrator?
No problem. Simply ask them to direct your grant recommendation to IWT – The Real News Network (Tax ID: 01-0808098).

Why give via DAF?

  • Simplicity: The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
  • Flexibility: The timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.
  • Tax-efficiency: Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.
  • Family legacy: A DAF is a powerful way to build a tradition of family philanthropy.
  • No transaction fees: Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to The Real News.
  • Privacy, if desired: We love to thank our donors, but donors may choose to remain anonymous to us.

DAFs are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle because they are one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give to causes you care about. It’s like an investment account for the sole purpose of supporting the nonprofits you care about most!

Many DAFs also allow you to recommend recurring annual grants. This eliminates the need for you to initiate the grant each year, and ensures your ongoing support of our journalists and mission. Please contact Director of Development Julianne Simitz for more information.


STOCK + SECURITIES

We encourage supporters to consider making non-cash donations of stock and securities. It’s possible for you to receive larger tax savings and make a bigger impact by directly donating appreciated securities to The Real News.

How Do I Donate Securities?

Let us know if you intend to donate stock or securities so that we may accurately acknowledge your gift. Please contact Membership Relations Manager Rosette Sewali at rosette@therealnews.com, and provide the following:

  • Your name, address, phone, email;
  • Gift designation (where it’s needed most or a specific program area);
  • Name of securities and number of shares; and
  • Broker contact information including telephone and email.

How Do I Complete an Electronic Transfer?

The fastest and easiest way to make a stock gift is to do an electronic transfer. It’s secure and easy! Please provide your broker with the following information:

  • Acct Name: Independent World Television, Inc (01-0808098)
  • DTC #: 0443
  • LAccount #: AZD 840643
  • Brokerage: M&T Securities Inc

How Do I Donate Stocks By Mail?

You can physically mail the unendorsed paper certificate and a signed stock power, separately, to the following address:

IWT – The Real News Network
Attn: Development Department
231 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


PLANNED GIVING + BEQUESTS

Worried about the future of radical, independent media? Please consider investing in The Real News by including us in your estate plan to make a significant, long-term impact. 

Bequests aren’t just for billionaires. In fact, Bequests are the most common way folks leave money to a charitable organization after they pass. Leaving a Bequest costs nothing now, but it can ensure an organization’s future while building your lasting legacy.

Planned gifts can be made through your Will, trust, or other beneficiary designation. We’ve included sample Bequest language below that you and your lawyer may consider when including The Real News Network in your estate plans.

Sample Bequest Language

For US Donors and Non-Canadian Donors:
I give and bequeath to Independent World Television Inc dba The Real News Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, located at 231 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 (the sum of $____, or ____% of my estate, proceeds from the Sale of my personal property, proceeds from the Sale of my real estate property, etc.) to be used by The Real News Network to fulfill its mission.

For Canadian Donors:
I give and bequeath to Real News Foundation, a Canadian charitable organization, located at PO Box 68512, 360A Bloor Street, West, Toronto, ON (the sum of $____, or ____% of my estate, proceeds from the Sale of my personal property, proceeds from the Sale of my real estate property, etc.) to be used by Real News Foundation to fulfill its mission.

For questions and more information about our planned giving program, or to share your plans to leave a legacy gift with us, please contact Director of Development Julianne Simitz.


CRYPTOCURRENCY

Donate cryptocurrency directly to The Real News and maximize your impact. Because crypto transaction fees are lower than traditional payment methods, more of your donation goes straight to our journalists and programs. WAGMI!

Did you also know it’s also possible to save big on your taxes with donations of crypto made directly to The Real News? The IRS classifies many cryptocurrency donations as property, meaning they are not subject to capital gains tax and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Cryptocurrency donors may contribute anonymously but must provide their email, at minimum, in order to receive a tax receipt. Please consult your financial advisor for more information.

We currently welcome gifts of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and more. Please select your preferred coin type from our drop down menu or you can transfer funds through most exchanges with The Real News Network as beneficiary:

Bitcoin (BTC): 3Ex84JpQBAs5Y8us2TRoioZqwpeVrRtrpB
Litecoin (LTC): MM3jC5bdck2ekMbXK6BmyKdaXpdCUGnBUK
Ethereum (ETH): 0xa545DbE1FcCD58d7e32747398Eb86b6BFE8374C1
Dogecoin (DOGE): DBMvXjkfKBM3T6Z5Kzep8JqB94UJmtNPWc

Disclaimer: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide tax advice. Please consult an independent financial advisor before any transaction.