Raising Money for
There are many other things you can do to support migraine research:
Leave a legacy, provide tax advantages and other financial benefits for you and your family, and help us continue building a future without migraine. Consult your financial advisor, estate planner, or attorney for information on these planned giving options:
- Bequests: Name MRF as a beneficiary in your will
- Life insurance: Designate MRF as a recipient of your life insurance policy
- Retirement plans: Donate all or part of an IRA and get a tax deduction while avoiding income tax on the gift. Donate all or part of your retirement fund and lower or eliminate its estate taxes.
- Charitable trusts: Give MRF the assets of an irrevocable trust while getting a tax deduction and receiving income for life or a lump sum payout for you or your designated beneficiary. There are several different types of charitable trusts. Please consult an advisor for the one that works best for you.
Donating to MRF through your will or trust provides a lasting legacy with long-term impact. Planned giving is your chance to make a contribution that ensures we’re able to continue building a future without migraine. Contact us for more information.
Make Good Use of Your Credit Card Points or Miles
American Express Rewards Points
Donate to us by redeeming your AmEx Membership Rewards points. Go to American Express.com/Give and click on “Donate Now” on the right hand side of the screen. On the next page click “Add charities to donate to now” and search “Migraine Research Foundation” and designate how many points you want to redeem.
Capital One Rewards or Cash
Cardholders can donate via the bank’s No Hassle Giving site, which waives transaction processing fees for verified charities. Designate Migraine Research Foundation and make a donation using your points or cash.
Discover Card Cashback Bonus
Cardholders can donate their Cashback Bonus by going to the Cashback Bonus redemption page, signing in, designating Migraine Research Foundation, and clicking Donate.
Other credit cards
Just about all credit card companies let you to donate your points or miles. To check if yours does, log into your account and click the redeem rewards link, then donate your unused points the same way you redeem them for cash or merchandise. Don’t forget to designate Migraine Research Foundation as your charity. You can also call your credit card company and donate by phone.
Donate Through Work
Turn your unused vacation days into research money
Don’t let your extra paid vacation days go to waste! Turn them into donations to MRF using PTO Exchange.
Employer payroll deduction programs
Your employer may offer the option of automatically deducting your donation to us from your paycheck. Check with your employer to see if this is an option so you can save time and postage while donating to MRF! Our EIN is 20-479693.
State or federal employee payroll deduction programs: SEFA or CFC
Each fall during open enrollment, designate the Migraine Research Foundation to receive your donation. It will be automatically deducted from your paycheck and sent to us.
- Our CFC number is 33387
- Find us in your SEFA catalog for our SEFA number in your State
- Our EIN is 20-479693
Employer matching gifts
Does your employer have a matching gifts program? If they do, submit the forms and watch your donation to us double. If you’re not sure, ask your employer. Our EIN is 20-479693.
Have Fun And Donate (at no additional cost to you!)
Let’s Card Party
Throw a gift card party! Invite guests to bring gift cards with any amount remaining on them. Send them to CharityChoice by following these instructions. Designate Migraine Research Foundation as your charity, and they’ll donate all the remaining balances to us.
Theater tickets through Givenik
Get discount tickets, premium seats, and group rates to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and support migraine research! 5% of every ticket you buy through Givenik will go to MRF when you designate us as your charity of choice at no cost to you. Go to givenik.com/mrf to sign up.
Shop And Donate (at no additional cost to you!)
Use our special link and sign in to your amazon account or go to smile.amazon.com and choose Migraine Research Foundation as your designated charity. The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate a portion of each purchase you make through Amazon Smile to us at no cost to you.
Buy one of nine (gold, leather, rope) MRF specially-designed pieces of jewelry and Bravelets will donate $10 of that purchase to us at no cost to you.
Shop and save money using ChameleonJohn and they’ll donate a portion of your purchase to MRF.
Shop at your favorite store through GivingPal and they’ll donate a percentage of the sale to us at no cost to you. Set up your account at givingpal.com and choose Migraine Research Foundation as your cause.
Shop through GoodShop and designate Migraine Research Foundation as your charity. GoodShop will donate a percentage of each purchase to us. You’ll even get coupons to your favorite stores.
Buy an MRF string bracelet in our colors and PuraVida will donate $1 for each bracelet to us.
Donate While You Sell
Selling on eBay? You can automatically donate all or part of your sale to us through eBay Givingworks. Contributions you make from your sale are tax deductible, too! Visit charity.ebay.com to learn more.
Search And Donate (and it won’t cost you anything!)
Search the web on the charity search engine, GoodSearch.com. Click “Join Now” at the top right hand corner of the page and search for Migraine Research Foundation. Select us as your cause of choice and each time you conduct a search a donation will be made to us at no cost to you. Set GoodSearch as your default search engine and you’ll be raising money for migraine research!