Donate to the JSEF

Every dollar counts in supporting the GLBT Performing Arts. Since its formation, the JSEF has distributed over $128,000 in grants while increasing the fund's principal. In addition, $22,000 has been awarded in matching funds just in 2015.

If you would like to make a donation to the Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts, you can mail a check (payable to JSEF). If you would like to have gift directed into one of our organization's managed funds put their name in the memo line.

Click here for a full list of our managed funds.

Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts

PO Box 14172

San Francisco, CA 94114

All donations will be quickly acknowledged with a letter you can use for your tax purposes, if appropriate.

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Tax Information

The Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit public benefit California corporation, tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)organization.

Tax ID 94-3099790.

Tips for Planning Your Estate

It's important that every estate plan be reviewed and possibly revised periodically to reflect changes in your financial, family situation, or new tax laws (such as those passed in December 2010). It may be that you wish to add new beneficiaries, such as the Jon Sims Endowment Fund.

To make a small change, you might only need a codicil (i.e. an amendment) to a will or your revocable trust. To make more major changes, a completely new will may be preferable (in this case, make sure the new will explicitly revokes all prior wills).

You may also want to consider an immediate donation. The JSEF works hard to keep its operating expenses low, but we appreciate all donations that can help with that.

Note: you don't necessarily need to change your will or trust in order to benefit JSEF via your estate plan. You can leave a portion of your life insurance or a retirement account just by filling out a new beneficiary form. Savings accounts, CDs, and brokerage accounts can also be designated to benefit JSEF without changing your will or trust. Contact us for more details.

Also Note: The Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts does not offer legal or tax advice. Consult a qualified professional for such advice. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this generous contribution, and the donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.