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Don't need your IRA retirement savings as much as you once thought?

Learn more about how a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) may benefit you.
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If you are 70½ or older and have an IRA,
you are already qualified!

How a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) Works


You are at least 70½ years old with IRA funds you no longer need


Make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA

*If you are 72 years old or older, your QCD can count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD)!


Your QCD goes directly to charity, supporting a cause you care about

Did You Know?

You can also support our mission for years to come. Simply name Seattle Humane as a beneficiary of your IRA account, and the remaining assets (or a portion) of the account will be distributed to help care for thousands of homeless pets every year.

Legal name: The Humane Society for Seattle/King County
Address: 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005
Federal Tax ID number: 91-0282060

Discover the Benefits of a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

Reduce Your Taxable Income

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When you take funds from your IRA, they count as taxable income. But if you transfer them directly to charity, you reduce your taxable income while satisfying your RMD.

Fullfill Your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

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After you turn 72, you must distribute funds from your IRA. If you do not distribute the required minimum, you may be penalized, but a QCD allows a transfer up to $100,000 per individual or $200,000 per couple to satisfy your RMD.

Give animals the care they deserve

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When you transfer IRA funds directly to Seattle Humane, you save dogs, cats and critters and help connect them with loving homes.

“I have been a financial planner for more than 30 years, and I use the same financial strategies when it comes to planning my own charitable giving that I would recommend to my clients. Qualified Charitable Distributions are a smart way to support Seattle Humane and save the lives of animals — like my two sassy orange and white tabbies, Wallis and Cole.”

—Tamara Morse

Find Out if a Qualified Charitable Distribution is Right For You

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You’re qualified to make this type of gift!

It looks like there are still some requirements that need to be met!

Take Your Next Steps


Get started by selecting your IRA custodian and filling out your information below. This information will be used to pre-fill your distribution form.


Once you have downloaded and completed the rest of the form, please mail the form to your IRA custodian. We recommend mailing it by December 1 to ensure you receive your tax deduction for this year.


Please let us know about your generous gift!

We’d like to thank you and let you know how your gift will support our lifesaving work.