Ways to Give - Somos Amigos

Ways to Give

100% of your gift will be dedicated to direct patient care.

100% of your gift is fully tax-deductible.

We strive to tell our complete story and to be responsible stewards of your generosity. This means ensuring that every penny of your gift goes toward direct patient care: fillings, vitamins, medications, and more. We can make this guarantee thanks to the generous foundation grants that cover our operational expenses.

Somos Amigos is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Our tax ID is 77-0553014 and your donation is fully deductible.

Requesting your donor information

You can request a report of your giving history with Somos Amigos by contacting giving@somosamigos.org.

Ways to give

Mail Your Donation

Making a gift online is easy and secure, but you can also mail your donation to:

Somos Amigos Medical Missions
Post Office Box 29196
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00929

Giving Online

Giving online is easy and secure. You can donate here on our website at somosamigos.org/donate, where you can choose between a one-time or monthly gift.

Giving via Text Message

Somos Amigos has partnered with GiveLively to provide text message-based donation service to our donors—at no cost to us!

Simply text AMIGOS to 44-321 and we will send you information on how to make your donation.

Giving via Social Media

Did you know you can give on our social media pages? Our Facebook and Instagram pages both accept donations, and Facebook does not charge us any fees for the transaction!

Gifts of Stock or Securities

Donating stock or securities offers a number of benefits:

  • A federal income charitable contribution tax deduction based on the stock’s fair market value on the date of the gift (up to 30% of your adjusted gross income) if the stock was owned for more than one year;
  • Carryover of the deduction for up to five additional years if the fair market value of the gift is more than 30% of your adjusted gross income; and
  • Avoidance of capital gains tax that is due when you sell appreciated stock.

Note: Stock owned for one year or less is considered a short-term asset and usually won’t produce attractive tax benefits.

Also, if stock has decreased in value, selling it and making a cash gift to the Somos Amigos is probably more beneficial. You can take a capital loss on federal taxes and still enjoy a charitable deduction up to 50% of your adjusted gross income.

How to Donate Stock

Here are step-by-step instructions to help you take advantage of this gift planning opportunity:

Stock Held by a Broker

  1. Give your broker the following information to transfer a gift of stock to Somos Amigos:
    • The Somos Amigos Medical Missions brokerage account is with Charles Schwab.
    • The Somos Amigos Medical Missions account number is 14607522 and the DTC number is 0164.
  2. Either you or your broker must contact us at giving@somosamigos.org, using our online form, or call 1-301-941-1255 with the name of the stock and the number of shares being transferred. This ensures the gift is properly credited and acknowledged.
  3. Please inform us if your stock gift will be eligible for an employer matching gift contribution.

To donate paper stock certificates, or to donate other securities, please contact us at giving@somosamigos.org or by using our online form.

Please note…

We recommend that you consult with your attorney or tax advisor for the various tax benefits and restrictions that may apply to your specific situation.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a powerful tool. When supporters decide how their money will be used after they’re gone, it’s a final statement about their philosophies and beliefs. In the end, it’s about the legacy they choose to leave behind.

Additionally, there are immediate benefits of some planned giving options. Through a planned gift, donors may:

  1. Increase their current income or that of a designated beneficiary;
  2. Reduce income tax liability;
  3. Avoid capital gains tax; and/or
  4. Pass assets on to family and pay less tax.

Types of Planned Gifts

Gifts by Will

These are the most common planned gift to Somos Amigos. It’s an easy way to ensure that Somos Amigos continues to provide quality and reliable healthcare to our patients far into the future!

Learn more…

Gifts by Revocable Living Trust

Revocable Living Trusts are popular estate planning documents that resemble Wills that contain instructions for managing personal assets during your lifetime and for the distribution of assets after your death.

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Gifts by Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a simple contract between you and Somos Amigos Medical Missions that allows you to donate cash or securities and receive fixed annual payments for life.

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Gifts by Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust provides substantial financial and tax benefits for the donor, as well as significant gifts to Somos Amigos.

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Gifts by Life Insurance

Life Insurance can be a convenient way to make a substantial gift to Somos Amigos for a relatively modest annual cost.

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Gifts by Retirement Plan Asset

The IRA Rollover provision was made permanent in 2016. People aged 70 1/2 or older, who own a traditional or Roth IRA, are allowed to make a charitable gift of up to $100,000, directly from their IRA to qualified charities. The gift (including the required minimum distribution) could bypass your income going forward.

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Gifts in Kind

Gifts in kind, also referred to as in-kind donations, are a kind of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given. Gifts in kind are distinguished from gifts of cash or stock. Examples of gifts in kind that benefit Somos Amigos are pharmaceuticals, medical and dental supplies and equipment, professional services, etc. Please contact us if you are able to help Somos Amigos in this way.

Other Ways to Give

Pledge a Birthday

Each of us celebrates our birthday every year, but most of us feel that we don’t need more “stuff” in our lives. We know that many of our family members and friends want to honor us on our special day, just as we love to celebrate our relationships by giving to people we love.

But did you know that birthday gifts pledged on Facebook have raised more than $300 Billion dollars for non-profits? For your next birthday, instead of receiving traditional gifts, why not help us bring quality healthcare to our patients in the Dominican Republic. You will be amazed at how your friends will want to honor you by making a tax-deductible donation.

Facebook makes it easy to set up your birthday fundraiser. Learn more about creating a fundraiser…

Thank you for thinking of Somos Amigos on your special day, and Happy Birthday!


On February 20th, 2023, Amazon permanently ended the AmazonSmile program. As such, we are no longer able to receive charitable contributions through that program. We are grateful to everyone who participated in the program over the years—thank you!

Host an Event/Request a Speaker for your Place of Worship or Civic Group

We welcome our friends hosting small events on behalf of Somos Amigos, and in he past we have found these events to be effective in helping us tell the Somos Amigos story, finding new volunteers, and engaging with new donors. We can help with planning tips, and Frank Brightwell and/or others from Somos Amigos could attend your event and make a presentation. Please contact us to begin the conversation.