Other Ways to Give Smarter

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The Berkeley Student Cooperative is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.

Our Tax ID Number is 94-0948140

Contact Information:

Berkeley Student Cooperative
Attn: Madeleine Loh, Development Director
2424 Ridge Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: (510) 649-8984


Donors should contact the BSC to coordinate securities transfers. Gifts of appreciated securities like stocks and bonds avoid capital gains tax while also allowing charitable deductions. Click here for more information on how to gift securities to the BSC.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are 70 1/2 and older, you can donate up to $100,000 tax free from your IRA and satisfy your required minimum distribution.

Wills - Join the BSC Legacy Society

Provide for a future gift to the BSC by including a bequest in your will, living trust, or testamentary trust. By informing the BSC of your legacy gift you help us prepare for the future. Equally important, you also give us the chance to thank you for your generosity.

Retirement Plan

Name the BSC as a beneficiary on your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified plan.

Charitable Gift Annuity with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Enjoy income for life, charitable deduction, favorable capital gains tax treatment, and no estate tax with a charitable gift annuity managed by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Charitable Lead Trust

Create a trust that makes annual payments to the BSC for a specified period. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal is paid to your heirs.

Life Insurance

Leverage your donations to the BSC by donating ownership of a life insurance policy to the BSC. We will receive the premium notices, and you will make annual tax-deductible donations to offset our payments.  

You can also name the BSC the irrevocable owner and beneficiary of a paid-up life insurance policy on your life.  You will receive an immediate charitable deduction for your gift.  It will be the lesser of the policy's fair market value or the total of your net premium payments. 

Or, simply name the BSC as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy, reducing your taxable estate.

Real Property

Make a substantial gift to the BSC through a transfer of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate. If you transfer the property subject to a life estate, you can continue to live in the property while you pay for taxes, insurance, and maintenance.

Named Endowment
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Donors can name a scholarship endowment with a gift of $25,000 or more. Please contact us at (510) 649-8984 or mloh@bsc.coop to discuss this and other opportunities.

Our legal name is: Berkeley Student Cooperative, Inc.
Our tax ID number (EIN) is: 94-0948140