Ways to Give

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With your help, we offer support to people all over the world, providing families with vital information, connecting people to local resources in their communities, offering world-class educational programming through our annual convention, and advocating for a world free of discrimination against those with intellectual disabilities.  Your gift helps us to make a world of difference!
Click here to donate to the NDSC.

There are plenty of other ways to support the NDSC! Here are some other ways to help us advance our mission:

Vehicle Donations

Do you have an unwanted vehicle? Don’t trade it in, donate it to the NDSC!  Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to the National Down Syndrome Congress by simply completing the form below and we’ll reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart!

Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 business hours. You’ll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up and then our team will work to turn your car into cash to support our cause. Once your vehicle is sold, we will provide you proper tax forms in time to file. Our friendly Donor Support Representatives are here 7 days a week to assist throughout the process.

Donate a Vehicle

Real Estate Donations

The NDSC gratefully accepts donation of real estate.
Thank you for considering a real estate gift to the NDSC. Besides helping our organization, this gift may provide you with significant financial and tax benefits, including:

  • Diminish or Eliminate Capital Gains
  • Charitable Tax Deduction for the Full Market Value
  • No Real Estate Fees
  • Simple Ownership Transfer
  • Elimination of Selling Problems

We can accept most any type of real estate, including:

  • Residential properties, including single-family homes, condominiums and multi unit structures
  • Commercial properties
  • Vacant Land
  • Properties with Environmental Issues
  • Properties with Mortgages or Liens

Please call the NDSC at 800-232-6372 or email us at info@ndsccenter.org for complete details.

Estate Bequests

Our patrons often name the NDSC as a beneficiary in their wills, specifying that a certain amount or percentage of their assets be given to our organization upon their death. Making such a bequest is, typically, simply done when drafting or modifying one’s last will and testament. Please consult your attorney if this method of giving is of interest.

Memorials and Honoraria

Families frequently request that memorial and honoraria donations be made to the NDSC upon the passing of a loved one. We deeply appreciate such considerations, particularly when our organization is recalled in difficult times. Memorial and honoraria donations, however, may also be made at happier times; to mark a significant event such as a birth, graduation or marriage. Individuals or the families of individuals receive a letter from the NDSC acknowledging that a donation has been made honoring or remembering them and those giving the gift receive a thank you letter which can be used for tax purposes. If you wish to have memorial contributions directed to the NDSC, please ask that donations be made out to the National Down Syndrome Congress.


You may find, in consultation with your tax advisor, that contribution of stocks, bonds or other investments you own to NDSC may result in significant tax benefits. If you are considering such a donation, please contact us for complete details on how to make the transfer at 1-800-232-6372 or

NDSC Foundation

Established in 1994, the NDSC Foundation manages the financial assets that the NDSC accumulates through the generous contributions of both individuals and organizations to sustain and promote the mission of the organization.

As a separate corporation, the purpose of the Foundation is to

Hold and invest monies received for the benefit of the NDSC
Acquire additional funds to hold and invest
Support the NDSC

Each year, the NDSC Foundation distributes a portion of the Endowment Fund to the NDSC to be used as part of its overall operating budget. Additionally, the Foundation may respond to requests for additional funding made by the NDSC Board of Directors to be used for specific programs and projects.

The NDSC Foundation is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees, which is appointed by the Board of Directors of the NDSC. The trustees are charged with establishing the overall investment philosophy for the Foundation and oversee the activities of an independent investment manager whom they select.

The full scope of activities and services of the NDSC are made possible through the generosity of those who share our commitment to people with Down syndrome. If you are considering making such a gift and would like detailed information on how to donate to the NDSC Foundation, please contact the NDSC Center
 at 1-800-232-6372 or