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H&R Block’s nonprofit referral program generated donations for more than 2,400 nonprofits this year, totaling more than $1 million for the second consecutive season.

The program awarded nonprofits $20 for each new client they referred to the tax prep chain giant or to Block Advisors for prep.

In 2018, the program contributed more than $1 million to participating 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), 501(c)(19) and 501(c)(23) organizations such as schools, chambers of commerce, and veterans’ organizations. Nonprofits that have used the program range from Make-A-Wish foundations and the National Center for Farmworker Health to music festivals, a gastroschisis foundation and the U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.

Nonprofits often see a spike in donations toward the end of year as taxpayers bump up donation deductions, according to Block. Donations typically decline at the beginning of the year.

Organizations can sign up for next year online or by contacting a Block office.

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Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson

Jeff Stimpson is a veteran freelance journalist who previously served as editor of The Practical Accountant.