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In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations, also referred to as gifts in kind, is a type of charitable giving, in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given.  In short, in-kind donations are donations of goods, services or time—instead of cash.

The BeatHeart Foundation is always in need of in-kind donations for our events, whether it be facilities or venue space, bottled water, food products, auction or drawing prize items, photography services, gift baskets, etc. The BeatHeart Foundation welcomes donations of any goods you may have.  If you're unsure about something you have being useful or not, drop us an email via our Contact Form below, and we'll let you know!

Examples of in-kind gifts include:


              photography services

              copying/printing services (for flyers, posters, paper, etc.)

              framing or mounting services

              videography services

              editing services

              legal services (advice, consultation, etc.)

              accounting services

              volunteer services

              catering services

Goods/Physical Items:

              gift baskets/auction items

              food products (pizza, sandwiches, bags of chips, packaged foods, etc.)

              beverages/beverages (bottled water, coffee, soda, etc.)

              art pieces (paintings, drawings ceramics, sculptures, etc.)

              guitars and other musical instruments


              venues for events

              storage space

              venues for meetings

Cash Equivalents:

              gift cards

              gift certificates




Small items, such as gift cards, can be mailed to our mailing address:

The BeatHeart Foundation

4 Ridge Road

Revere, MA 02151    

ATTN: In-Kind Donation                                                 To arrange a pick-up time with us please reach out to


Establishing the Value of In-Kind Contributions

Many in-kind donations are tax deductible.  Although there’s no single formula that can determine the value of donated goods, the IRS’s Publication 561 is a guide to determining the fair market value (FMV) of donated property.  Fair Market Value (FMV) is the price that property would sell for on the open market. It is the price that would be agreed on between a willing buyer and willing seller, with neither being required to act, and both having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. If you put a restriction on the use of property you donate, the FMV must reflect that restriction. By law, non-profit organizations cannot provide a donor with the dollar value of an In-kind gift. Such valuations, comparative to “fair market value” of in-kind gifts, need to be professionally assessed and certified—and that is the responsibility of the donor. Appraisals are not necessary for items of property for which you claim a deduction of $5,000 or less. Howver, you generally will need an appraisal for donated property for which you claim a deduction of more than $5,000.


NOTE: Keep in mind that not every in-kind donation is tax-deductible; donated services are generally not recognized by the IRS.


Additional References and Notes

IRS Form 8283: Noncash Charitable Contribution Form

Individuals, partnerships, and corporations must file Form 8283 to report information

about noncash charitable contributions when the amount of their deduction for all

noncash gifts is more than $500.

NOTE: Do not use Form 8283 to figure your charitable contribution deduction. For
detains on how to figure the amount of the deduction, reference your tax return 

instructions as well as Publication 526: Charitable Contributions

Instructions for IRS Form 8283

Information and separate instructions for IRS Form 8283

IRS Publication 561: Determining the Value of Donated Property

This publication is designed to help donors and appraisers determine the value of

property (other than cash) that is given to qualified organizations. It also explains what

kind of information you much have to support the charitable contribution deduction you

claim on your return.

This publication does not discuss how to figure the amount of your deduction for

charitable contributions or written records and substantiation required. See Publication

526: Charitable Contributions, for this information.

IRS Publication 526: Charitable Contributions 

This publication explains how to claim a deduction for your charitable contributions. It

discusses the types of organizations to which you can make deductible charitable

contributions and the types of contributions you can deduct. It also discusses how much

you can deduct, what records you must keep, and how to report charitable contributions.

Notes:Under IRS regulations, the valuation of any gift-in-kind is the responsibility of the

donor and/or authorized appraiser.  The BeatHeart Foundation is not authorized to give a

value on any property to a donor for tax purposes. 


Thank You

Regardless of how you give, we would like to thank you for your support. The BeatHeart Foundation is a private,

501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization. We do not receive government funding and rely solely on the contributions

of individuals who support addiction awareness and creative expression.  We could not do the work we do

without your generous contributions. Thank you for all you do to help fuel our mission.

We want to hear your voice!

Any questions about in-kind donations?

Any comments on how to make the experience better?

Reach out to us and let us know!

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