Double the impact of your gift to ORBIS by asking your employer to make a matching gift. Contact a human resources representative at your workplace to see if your company offers a matching gift incentive.
If your employer promotes charitable giving through United Way, you can designate a set amount to ORBIS on a monthly basis, through payroll deductions.
Simply write in “ORBIS International” as your charity of choice on the United Way registration form.
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) - #10063
ORBIS is listed in CFC's official listing of National Organizations. If you wish to donate to ORBIS through the CFC, simply check #10063 and your contribution will be forwarded to us.
If you would like more information on giving through CFC or United Way, please see the bottom of the page for contact details.
Make a lasting difference by naming ORBIS as a beneficiary in your will. You may designate ORBIS International as the beneficiary of a percentage of your estate, or you can designate a set amount or a particular asset. In the United States, your estate is entitled to an estate tax deduction for the full value of your bequest to ORBIS. Consult an estate planning professional or an attorney to help you create an estate plan that is appropriate for you. ORBIS is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Our federal ID number is 23-7297651.
Donate stocks and securities
ORBIS graciously accepts stocks and securities as charitable contributions. Please follow the instructions below for making a gift of this kind:
Electronic Transfers: If your financial services provider holds securities (including mutual funds) for your account, ask that the securities be electronically transferred to either of the following broker where ORBIS (a.k.a. “Project ORBIS International”) has an active account:
Brokerage Name: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
For the Benefit of:Project ORBIS International, Inc.
ORBIS Acct. No.: 476-081362-064
Broker DTC No.:0015
Contact: Account Transfers Dept.
The gift is completeon the date that the stock is instructed to be transferred to the ORBIS broker. The value of your gift will be the mean value of the stock on the transfer instruction date.
Please notify us when you have made your gift of stock so we can track your gift thank you as soon as possible.
Please contact Stephanie Huggins, Development Associate, at 646.674.5576 or email@example.com
Why are two envelopes required?
One is for the unendorsed certificate and one for the signed stock power form. Mailing unendorsed certificates or endorsed stock power in one envelope makes the stock certificate legal tender. Thus, for security reasons we ask that they be sent in two envelopes.
Please note that in the United States, if you would like to donate stock that has depreciated in value, selling the stock yourself and donating the amount you receive may enable you to write off the loss on your taxes.
eBay Giving Works
Through eBay, The World's Online Marketplace®, you can sell items you no longer wish to keep and have all or part of the proceeds go directly to ORBIS. Similarly, you can also select items whose proceeds have been marked for ORBIS. See eBay Giving Works to learn how to take advantage of this opportunity.
Raise funds for ORBIS
Become an Advocate for Sight and conduct your own personal fundraising activity. You can ask your family, friends and colleagues to contribute.
For further information on all the ways you can support ORBIS, call us on 1.800.ORBIS.US (1.800.672.4787). If calling from outside the U.S., dial 1.646.674.5536. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You!