Support Our Work

Powering individuals, communities, and nations to build trust and advance peace and prosperity through international exchange.

How to Support Our Work

We rely on – and are extraordinarily grateful to – donors who provide flexible funding to help us meet our mission.

Global Ties U.S. is a registered 501(c)3 organization (EIN: 52-0848094) and contributions are tax deductible. You can also support our work by mailing a check to 1000 Vermont Ave. NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

Where to Give

Support Citizen Diplomacy

Help equip citizen diplomats throughout the United States for their critical role in foreign affairs.


Emerging Leaders Program

Help prepare a diverse new generation of young people for careers in international exchange and public diplomacy.


Sherry Lee Mueller Endowment for Scholarships, Advocacy and Special Programs

Help secure the future of Global Ties U.S.

Other Ways to Give

A qualified charitable distribution, or QCD, is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA that is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity. Donors who are over 70 ½ years of age may use QCDs to satisfy all or part of their required minimum distribution. 

Looking to give through your Thrift Savings Plan? QCDs can only be made from an IRA. To donate retirement assets in a TSP, 401(k) or other vehicles, you must first roll those funds over into a qualified IRA. To donate to Global Ties U.S. from your IRA, instruct the custodian of your IRA to make a distribution directly to Global Ties U.S. (your IRA custodians may send the QCD check directly to Global Ties U.S., or send you a check made payable to Global Ties U.S.). Request forms for two popular IRA custodians, Schwab and Fidelity, are linked below. State laws regarding charitable deductions vary. Consult an advisor. 

Charles Schwab QCD Request Form

Fidelity QCD Request Form (online or by mail)