Other Ways to Give

Donations by Check or Telephone


To donate to the Independence Historical Trust by check, please fill out this form and mail it to:


Independence Historical Trust

143 South Third Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Checks should be made payable to: Independence Historical Trust.  If you would like your donation to go to a specific project or program, please put that on the form or memo line of check.  Checks without a designation will go to the greatest need of the organization.

To donate via telephone, please call 215-861-4971. Please do not leave credit card numbers or bank account information on voicemail.

Tax Information

The Independence Historical Trust is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. All gifts to the Independence Historical Trust are considered tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  For a copy of our IRS designation letter, please contact attn@inht.org.


The Independence Historical Trust’s tax identification number is 23-7179598


Donor Advised Funds


You can support the Independence Historical Trust through your Donor Advised Funds (DAF). Donating is easy. Contact your DAF advisor or institution and tell them that you would like to donate to the Independence Historical Trust and provide them with the following information:


Check made payable to: Independence Historical Trust

Addressed to: 143 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Tax ID: 23-7179598


If you would like your support to go to a specific project, please have that noted in your check/letter. You can also designate your donation to The Greatest Need or Annual Fund.


Donors can also choose to name the Independence Historical Trust as the beneficiary of donations remaining in their donor-advised fund after their lifetime. You can also choose to designate the Independence Historical Trust to receive a portion of the remaining account value while leaving the balance for your family to continue your philanthropic legacy.

Employee Matching


Many corporations have Matching Gift Programs that their employees can take advantage of to support their favorite charities. To see if your company has a matching program, contact your Human Resource department, and provide them with the following information:


Independence Historical Trust

Tax ID: 23-7179598

143 South 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Inquiries: attn@ inht.org or call 215-861-4971


Remember, workplace giving or matching gift programs can double your donation to your favorite charity.

Estate Planning 


Did you know that you can start the process now to leave your legacy? By starting your estate planning today, you can ensure that your support of Independence Historical Trust continues well into the future.

Gift of Cryptocurrency


The Independence Historical Trust now accepts Cryptocurrency donations. It is the policy of the Trust, like gifts of stock, to liquidate digital assets as soon as practicable so the proceeds can be put to work immediately in support of our organization and projects.


The IRS classifies cryptocurrencies as property; therefore, cryptocurrency donations to 501(c)3 charities receive the same tax treatment as stocks. Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. Please contact your tax or financial advisor for more information.


In Honor or In Memory


Is there someone in your life who loved Independence National Historical Park? Or someone who has an appreciation for history and the important role that Independence Hall had in the formation of our nation.  If so, honor them by making a gift in their name.


To make a gift In Honor or In Memory of someone, visit our donation page, support.inht.org and click on the option to make it an In Honor/ In Memory gift.


IRA and Distribution Donations


If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can make a gift directly to the Independence Historical Trust through your retirement account. This type of gift is commonly referred to as IRA Charitable Rollover or as a Qualified Charitable Distribution. To make a gift through your IRA, please give the following information to your retirement plan administrator:


Tax Id: 23-7179598

Legal Name: Independence Historical Trust

Address: 143 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106



Please remember that before making any decisions regarding taxes and retirement accounts, to seek professional advice.

Gift of Stock


Donations of appreciated securities are a fantastic way to support Independence Historical Trust and our work. It is the Trust’s policy to sell the stock or security as soon as practicable so the proceeds can go right to work for our organization. Receipts for donations of stock to the Trust will include the name and number of shares and the date it was received. We do not determine a value for the gift.


Before making a gift of securities, please discuss your situation, including tax benefits, with your financial advisor. Click the button below to download our Stock Donation Form. Please notify the Trust in advance of making your transfer so we can credit you for your gift.



The Independence Historical Trust is not a tax or estate advisor, and we highly recommend that before making any type of donation or decision, to speak to a professional about your financial decision.