There are many ways to donate and your contribution, big or small, will allow us to continue serving more than 26,000 athletes throughout New Jersey.
Make a Secure Online Donation
Donate today and make an immediate impact. You can either make a one-time donation or commit to making a small monthly contribution of $5, $10 or an amount of your choosing through our Monthly Giving Program.
Mail a Donation
If you would like to send us a donation in the mail as a personal contribution or tribute/memorial gift, you may send your check to:
Special Olympics New Jersey
1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Donate by Phone
Contact us by phone and make a secure contribution to Special Olympics New Jersey. You can reach us Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm at (609)896-8000.
Give Through Events
Want to donate AND have a good time? Participate in one of our many fundraising events or become a sponsor to show that Genuine Jersey Pride.
Employer Matching Gifts
A matched gift is a great way to double or triple your personal donation. Many companies match charitable contributions made by their employees, retired employees or spouses. Ask your employer if they offer a matching gift program.
Other Giving Options
There are so many more options for you to support Special Olympics New Jersey and we appreciate them all! Check out our other Ways to Give to find other opportunities we have for you to change lives.
2020 CARES Act Updates*
New Universal Charitable Contribution Deduction for Individuals
To encourage charitable giving among this group of taxpayers and to further support relief efforts, Congress included a provision in the CARES Act that creates a new partial above-the-line deduction for cash contributions to certain charitable organizations for taxpayers that elect not to itemize deductions. Note that, for the contribution to be deductible, it must be given to a charitable organization described in Internal Revenue Code section 170(b)(1)(A). Qualifying donations do not include contributions to a supporting organization or to a sponsoring organization for the establishment of a new donor advised fund or to be added to an existing donor advised fund.
Raising the Limits on Deductions for Cash Charitable Contributions During 2020
The CARES Act temporarily modified the percentage limitations on the income tax charitable deduction for cash contributions to certain charities available to individuals who are itemizers and corporations if these taxpayers elect to have these provisions apply for the 2020 tax year. For 2020, individuals may deduct qualified contributions to the extent of their contribution base (i.e., the individual’s 2020 adjusted gross income without regard to any net operating loss carryback to 2020). This provision is very favorable to those donors who wish to make large cash contributions in 2020, the deductibility of which might otherwise have been curbed due to the percentage limitations. The election would allow much more to be deducted in 2020 and less carried forward for deduction in future years.
For corporations, the percentage limitation on the corporate income tax charitable deduction increased the percentage of the corporation’s taxable income for 2020. In the case of charitable contributions by partnerships or S corporations, each partner or shareholder must separately elect to use the modified percentage limitations.
Any charitable contribution exceeding the limits discussed above may be carried forward and used in later years subject to certain limits.
*As of 4/2020, per the CARES Act, please consult your tax advisor.