Sample Acknowledgement of Non-Cash Donation

Sample document for an acknowledgement of non-cash donation to a nonprofit organization and/or charity.

Sample Acknowledgement of Non-Cash Donation
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Use this sample to create your own letters that donors may use as documentation.

December 15, 2xxx

Favorite Charity, Inc.
8000 Main Street
Anywhere, USA 99999

Jane Donor
1234 Spruce St.
Anywhere, USA 99999

Dear Jane,

Thank you for your generous donation of two new hand-made twin bed quilts for sale at our upcoming auction. We did not provide any goods or services in exchange for this contribution.


Steve Smith

Favorite Charity, Inc. is recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c) (3) of the internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Alternative additions:

a) Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 000) 000-0000.  The license is not an endorsement by the State. [Note: state laws vary related to such licenses.]

b) Favorite Charity, Inc. is a [California or Nebraska etc.] nonprofit, IRS registration number ___________. Financial and program organization can be found at or at

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