An IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) provides numerous benefits both to you and to Griffith Observatory Foundation. If you are 70 ½ years or older, you have the ability to contribute up to $100,000 annually to Griffith Observatory Foundation directly from your IRA. This amount is not included in your income. It also counts toward your Required Minimum Distributions.
To set up a QCD for Griffith Observatory Foundation, contact your IRA administrator about making a direct transfer or have the administrator send a check from your account to us. To be tax-free, the donation must go directly from your account to Griffith Observatory Foundation without passing through your hands.