The Florida Aquarium relies on your support to fund critical environmental conservation efforts; community and outreach programs for school children; and the care of our resident animal ambassadors. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today.
While our African penguin colony is thriving behind the scenes, the wild population is struggling. The number of birds is rapidly declining; without mitigation of the many threats they face, these dynamic birds will become extinct in our lifetime. With your meaningful donation, The Florida Aquarium will build an outdoor habitat allowing you and our guests to enjoy our colony of African penguins – ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! All while helping our species ambassadors inspire stewardship in the fight to help save the endangered African penguin.
Your contribution to The Florida Aquarium will make a tremendous impact on our organization and our blue planet! Click the button below to learn more about all the ways to contribute to the Aquarium and make a general donation or gift to a specific area.
Are you passionate about your Florida Aquarium and the wild animals and places that we protect? Or do you want to honor, celebrate, or surprise a loved one with a one-of-a-kind, meaningful, and memorable gift? By sponsoring a bird or fish on our Sea of Support wall, you are showcasing your dedication to our blue backyard and the future of The Florida Aquarium!
If you are 72 years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit The Florida Aquarium and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to the Aquarium without having to pay income taxes on the money.
IRA ROLLOVER FAQs
If you have highly appreciated stock or mutual fund shares, we encourage you to consider these assets for your gift to The Florida Aquarium. A charitable gift of stock or mutual fund shares may offer several benefits to you and the Aquarium. First, you avoid paying the capital gains tax on the increase in value of your stock or mutual fund shares. Second, you may receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of those shares on the date of the gift. Lastly, you will be supporting The Florida Aquarium’s efforts to Protect and Restore our Blue Planet.
HOW DO I TRANSFER GIFTS OF SECURITIES?
There are several ways to transfer appreciated securities to The Florida Aquarium. The best method for you will depend upon how you hold the securities.
Once the transfer has taken place, The Florida Aquarium will forward the appropriate documentation notifying you that the transfer of securities has been completed.
WHAT IF I OWN DEPRECIATED STOCK?
If you have depreciated stock and wish to use it in making a contribution to The Florida Aquarium, sell the stock and contribute the proceeds to The Florida Aquarium. Then take the loss from the sale of the stock and apply it to your current income tax situation. Additionally, the gift you made to The Florida Aquarium can be used as a gift credit deduction.
THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM, INC. IS A 501(C)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND ALL GIFTS MADE TO THE AQUARIUM ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING www.FreshFromFlorida.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION NUMBER CH1985.
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