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Tax-effective giving for US taxpayers living in the UK

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Tax Effective

Claim both UK Gift Aid and a deduction from your US taxable income

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A team of experts on hand to make your giving impactful and tax effective

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Stewardship America

For donors with dual tax liabilities

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If you have tax liabilities in the US and in the UK and want to donate with impact and efficiency, Stewardship America enables you to give with the benefit of tax reliefs in both countries. Your gifts can qualify for UK Gift Aid, increasing the value of any gifts made by 25%, and can also qualify for a deduction from your US taxable income at your marginal rate, where applicable.

Whatever your passion or calling, we help connect you to the causes you care about. From the arts and media to evangelism and creation care. From church planting to tech and innovation, and everything in between, we help over 30,000 people give more than £80 million each year. Start giving with the benefits of dual tax relief today.

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Achieve your giving goals

Our team of specialists have the expertise to work closely with you, to discern and achieve your philanthropic goals.

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Simple, straightforward giving

Manage all your charitable giving in one place and fund your account with gifts in GBP or USD. You can also fund your account with non-cash assets such as US or UK shares.

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Support the causes you care about

We’ll take on the due diligence and reporting requirements of grant-making, freeing you to maximise your impact and focus on helping your chosen charities or church.

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Be discreet

You're always in complete control of your information. Give anonymously or share your details with your recipients so they can provide updates on the impact of your gift. Give in a way that's most comfortable for you.

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Experts on hand

You'll have access to our philanthropy team to offer guidance and make sure your giving is as effective as possible. As a Christian, not-for-profit organisation you can have peace of mind that we won't be profiting from your generosity, and there are no set-up fees or ongoing accounting or legal costs often associated with private foundations.

Our Fees

Stewardship is a not-for-profit organisation and our costs are always kept as low as possible. We reinvest any extra income into supporting charitable causes such as church planting and training Christian workers. It’s a joy to partner with you in this Kingdom work.

 
  • No account opening fee
  • Strengthens Christian causes
  • Optional bespoke services available

Frequently Asked Questions


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Stewardship America offers an effective charitable giving solution for those exposed to both the US and the UK tax systems, primarily US citizens who live in the UK.

Due to the operation of the US tax system, Stewardship America is likely to be beneficial to those whose annual charitable giving exceeds the standard deduction (currently $12,550 for individuals or $25,100 for a married couple filing jointly).


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You open a Stewardship America Donor Fund and make a gift into your fund in pounds sterling or US dollars. We can also accept gifts of listed shares. You can then request donations from your donor fund to churches, Christian charities and other good causes in the UK, the US or overseas.


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Stewardship America offers an effective charitable giving solution for those exposed to both the US and the UK tax systems, primarily US citizens who live in the UK. Due to the operation of the US tax system, Stewardship America is likely to be beneficial to those whose annual charitable giving exceeds the standard deduction.


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Your gift will be made to a registered UK charity, Stewardship American Donor Fund UK Limited. It can benefit from UK tax relief, as we can reclaim tax you have already paid under the Gift Aid scheme at the basic rate (25% of the amount you give) and you will be able to claim any higher or additional rate relief through your UK tax return.

The US parent charity, Stewardship American Donor Fund US, Inc. is recognised as a ‘public charity’ for IRS purposes. US taxpayers who itemise their deductions can claim a charitable contribution deduction against their adjusted gross income.

For guidance on how the UK and US tax reliefs would apply to your specific circumstances, please talk to your tax advisor. Stewardship America would be happy to speak to them if you wish.


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The minimum single cash gift is usually £5,000 (or US equivalent) and the minimum single gift of shares is £10,000 (or US equivalent).

Stewardship America offers an effective solution for donors who itemise their deductions for US tax purposes. Donors whose charitable gifts fall within the standard US deduction may find a standard Stewardship giving account more cost-effective.


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The minimum value for grants from your Stewardship America Donor Fund to partner churches and charities is either US$1,000 (for partners in the US) or £1,000 (for partners in the UK or overseas). Please refer to the table on the Fees page for further clarification.


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You can request donations to UK, US and overseas churches, Christian charities and secular charities (providing they don’t conflict with our Christian charitable objectives, which can be found here [link].) All donations are made at the discretion of our trustees, and are subject to our due diligence checks.


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The Stewardship America fee will apply if you wish to use your gift to top up a Philanthropy Fund account with Stewardship. Stewardship’s own regular charges will continue to apply to your Philanthropy Fund.


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Please contact us on 020 8418 8896 or email [email protected].

Start your journey with us.

For some, it's a desire to bring about change to our local and global communities. For others, it's a response to God's generosity. Whatever your goal, our first step together is to arrange an initial consultation or visit to discuss your philanthropic needs.

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Important legal information

Stewardship America is the operating name of Stewardship American Donor Fund UK Limited, a registered charity in England & Wales no. 1180678, and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales no. 11532453. Stewardship American Donor Fund UK Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewardship American Donor Fund US, Inc, a US 501(c)(3) public charity with Employer Identification Number (EIN) 83-2161455.

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