When you make a gift to the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, you support our mission to present and preserve the art of silent cinema!
Your support ensures our continued work creating singular live cinema experiences, presenting incredible silent films with unique live scores by world renowned artists. Your contribution also aids our important preservation and restoration efforts around the world, helping to expand access to silent cinema.
Contributions to the SFSFF are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
New Tax Rules as of 2020
– Donors who itemize returns may deduct 100% (up from 60%) of their 2020 adjusted gross income.
– Donors who do not itemize returns may take an additional above-the-line deduction for gifts up to $300.
– Donors aged 70 ½ or older may make a gift directly from their IRA plans for as much as $100,000.
Make a donation in honor or memory of someone special to you. Tribute donations do not confer any membership benefits and are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
If your employer has a matching donations program (click here for a partial list of Bay Area companies), they may be able to match your membership donation to the Silent Film Festival. Please ask your employer if matching gifts are available.
Stock Transfers and Bequests
Be tax-savvy and support the SF Silent Film Festival! With a gift of appreciated securities you qualify for a tax deduction based on the fair market value of the stock. A bequest is not subject to federal, state, or local inheritance taxes.
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