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Guide to Giving

Changes to CARES Act – charitable giving incentives for 2020

What are the Federal income tax deductions for charitable contributions included in the The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Securities Act (CARES)?

The CARES Act makes a new charitable deduction available to individual taxpayers that do not itemize their deductions. This new benefit, also referred to as a universal deduction, allows for a charitable deduction of up to $300 per individual. This is an above-the-line contribution that is deducted from the individual taxpayer’s income prior to the calculation of their adjusted gross income. This is the one charitable giving benefit that will extend beyond the 2020 tax year.

In addition to the new universal deduction, for 2020, the Act provides incentives for both individuals and corporations by increasing the available deductions on qualified charitable contributions to: 

  • 100% of their adjusted gross income for individual taxpayers who itemize their deductions. Beyond the scope of the CARES Act, the deduction for qualified charitable contributions made by itemizing individual donors is limited to 60% of their adjusted gross income.
  • 25% of taxable income for corporations. Up from the 10% limit which is generally applicable for corporations outside of the CARES Act.


By Mail

Send a gift in the mail to:

The USA Hockey Foundation

1775 Bob Johnson Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80906 

* Please make the check payable to The USA Hockey Foundation.


To donate to the USA Hockey Foundation online, click below.

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By Phone

To make a gift over the phone call (719) 538-1106.

Send a matching contribution

Many employers match employee contributions to non-profit organizations like the USA Hockey Foundation. Company matching programs give donors the opportunity to increase the impact of their gifts by doubling or even tripling the gift size. Ask your employer if your company has a matching program and obtain the matching gift form and guidelines from your human resources department. The following information might be helpful in filling out the matching gift form:

The USA Hockey Foundation (EIN: 74-2553720)

1775 Bob Johnson Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Many in the hockey community —alumni and friends, donors and staff—have committed themselves to USA Hockey‘s tradition of excellence by investing in the future of hockey in the United States. The USA Hockey Foundation Heritage Society honors individuals who have included The USA Hockey Foundation in their estate plans through bequests, retirement plan designations, charitable trusts or other deferred gift arrangements. Through membership in the USA Hockey Heritage Society, we gratefully acknowledge their foresight and dedication.

For planned giving, call 719-538-1164.

Gift of Stocks

To contribute a gift of stocks, call 719-538-1164.

Charity IRA Rollovers

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.

Disclosure Statements


A copy of the official registration and financial information for The USA Hockey Foundation (ch12034) may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state of Florida at 1-800-help-fla or by visiting  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.