Giving Through Your IRA

Support Fallingwater with a tax-free distribution from your IRA.

If you are 70½ or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA to Fallingwater without incurring federal income tax on the withdrawal. Distributions can total up to $100,000 annually.

How it Works

  • You direct all or a portion of the required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA or ROTH IRA to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy or Fallingwater.
  • The distributions go directly to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and are not subject to income tax.

A gift through your IRA may be for you if:

  • You are over age 70½.
  • You want to make a significant outright gift to support Fallingwater now.
  • You have adequate or surplus retirement savings.

To make a qualified distribution to Fallingwater through the WPC, please instruct your IRA custodian to issue a check to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, tax ID #25-1053485, at the following address:

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
800 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA  15222

Please remind your custodian to note your name and address on the transmittal. Download this template for use in authorizing an IRA rollover to WPC.

Donors should consult their tax advisor to determine if supporting WPC or Fallingwater with a gift from their IRA is a good option. For more information, please contact us at 412-586-2336 or

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