FAQ’s

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below. You can also direct questions about all forms of giving to Pam Murphy, Development Manager, at donations@thirdact.org.

Contributions, donations, and gifts to Third Act Initiative are not tax deductible. They support our advocacy and political efforts that help grow our movement and empower us to use our life experience, skills, and resources to build a better tomorrow. Third Act Initiative, Inc is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.

Third Actors are well positioned to do work helping elect leaders that will champion our goals of protecting the climate and defending our democracy. In order to engage in electoral work we must fundraise for our 501c4 organization, which cannot yield tax deductions, but is crucial to our efforts to impact the political climate.

Yes! If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to Third Act, you can do so via Sustainable Markets Foundation, our 501c3 fiscal sponsor.

To send a check:

  • Please make checks out to Sustainable Markets Foundation, and write “Third Act” into the memo line. Checks can be sent by mail to:
  • Sustainable Markets Foundation (for Third Act), 40 West 37th St., Suite 1000, New York, NY 10018-7311

To send a wire transfer:

  • Please write to vanessa@thirdact.org for ACH details.
  • Grantee / Account name: Sustainable Markets Foundation—EIN number (tax ID number): 13-4188834.

Please see the next FAQ for details about donating via Donor Advised Fund. (DAFs).

Any further questions should be directed to . Thanks for supporting our work.

You can email us at donations@thirdact.org. We will try and get back to you within a day.

Your contributions through our online form, and to any of our 501c4 work, helps us build grassroots power and execute our issue advocacy campaigns. It allows us the greatest level of flexibility to participate in the most effective ways for each situation.

Our 501c3 (tax deductible) work helps support ongoing education about democracy and climate issues, training workshops, and leadership development.

Eighty percent of our funding goes into supporting our programs.

Thousands of our elder activists support us financially through one-time or ongoing monthly gifts. We also receive grants from multiple foundations.

Empower elders to protect the climate and strengthen our democracy.
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