Step 1: Make a donation to Bergen County’s United Way
When you donate to your Giving Account you can take the same tax deductions as donating to any public charity.
If you donate with stocks, bonds or real estate, you have an opportunity to further maximize your deduction. You generally won’t have to pay capital gains and you can take an income tax deduction in the amount of the full fair-market value, up to 30% of your AGI!
There is no minimum balance, but $200 is required to open the account.