There are many ways to support social justice

Find The Type Of Giving Best For You.


A charitable bequest allows you to establish a legacy after your lifetime, but in a way that remains revocable at any time. For more information about our bequests, download information here.

How to Make Your Gift

Consult with a lawyer about naming NJISJ in your will or living trust

Your Benefits

  • Your donation will be exempt from federal estate taxes
  • Control of assets during your lifetime

Closely Held Stock

Giving your closely held stock to fund a gift such as a Charitable Remainder Trust is a way for you to make a sizeable charitable contribution, receive lifetime income and have many tax advantages. Your stock could also be used to fund a Lead Trust that will eventually pass to the next generation.

Assets From Charitable Remainder Trusts

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice can be named as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust. We will make sure the assets go to the program you choose.

Retirement Plan Assets

You can name one of our programs as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401K or other retirement plans. These bequests are heavily taxed to heirs, so charitable giving from a retirement plan may be a better choice. You might also consider making a gift of its after-tax values to a tax exempt deferred giving plan

Real Estate

Real Estate such as your home, farm or commercial property can be used to fund a gift that will allow you to preserve cash, provide you with income during your life and give you significant tax advantages. You can use your home as a life estate providing you a residence until your death while also giving you an immediate tax deduction. You can also leave your real property to one of our programs or it can be used to create a fund of your choice at your death.

Life Insurance

Leaving life insurance is a way to leverage your gift. You can make the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice the beneficiary of an existing paid up policy or you can set up a new life insurance policy. Either will give you tax benefits and is a way to make a larger gift than you could make with cash.

Gift of Stock/Securities

Giving appreciated stock which you have owned for at least one year is one of the most popular ways to support charitable causes. There are tax benefits in doing this and it is quick and simple to transfer securities. For instructions on how make a transfer please refer to the Resources section of this website. If you have bonds, mutual funds or closely held stock, contact us to discuss a possible gift and how to make it. Securities can also fund Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts. You can also bequeath securities in your Will.

At the Institute, we work day in and out to Make the Two New Jerseys One. We fight to create a state where everyone can thrive, including our Black and other residents of color.

Our record of success tells our story, but we can’t do this work without YOU.