Ways of Giving
Thank you for helping to make quality child care a reality for all children in our city! There are many easy ways for individuals and foundations to support our work.
Is your business looking to give back and support child care? Visit our corporate sponsorship page to learn more about opportunities.
Much of the investment in the early education goals of the thousands of families and child care providers we serve every year comes from generous gifts from individual donors.
We leverage every contribution to connect families to child care that meets their needs and financial assistance, and to deliver quality programs that cannot be funded from our government grants.
Mail a check to:
Children’s Council of San Francisco
445 Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Donate your vehicle. Donate your car, boat or RV in support of Children’s Council. Vehicle pick-up is free and your gift is tax-deductible. Click here for more information.
Ask your employer to match your gift. If your employer offers a Matching Gift Program, you could double the impact of your gift. Ask your Human Resources department for more information about your employer’s matching gift policies and procedures.
Honorary and Memorial Gifts. Honor your friend or loved one by making a special gift to Children’s Council in their name. Recipients will be notified of your generosity by receiving an acknowledgement card in the mail.
Birthday Gifts. Use your birthday as an occasion for friends donate to Children’s Council in lieu of birthday gifts!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Children’s Council every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at Amazon Smile, you’ll find the same prices and selection as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .05% of your purchase to Children’s Council. Start shopping now!
Leave a Legacy
We are grateful to those who remember Children’s Council through a bequest, life income plan or other type of planned gift. Your support strengthens and ensures the future of San Francisco’s children and families. Through your commitment to Children’s Council, you support a cause that is important to you, while leaving a lasting legacy.
Below are some ways you can support Children’s Council through your estate plan:
- Name Children’s Council as the beneficiary of your life insurance policies; commercial annuities; retirement accounts; or checking, savings or other financial accounts.
- Appreciated stock: making a gift of securities or real estate is simple and tax efficient. Gifts of appreciated stock can reduce your capital gains and income taxes.
- IRA Charitable Rollover: if you’re 70½ years old or older, you may be able to give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Children’s Council without having to pay income taxes on the money.
- Bequests: To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online, and can be completed in 20 minutes. Start your will today!
If you would prefer to work with an attorney, ask them to add wording like this to your will or trust document: “I give to Children’s Council of San Francisco (Tax I.D. # 94-2221305), located in San Francisco, California, [ __ % of my estate, or description of specific asset, or $__ dollars] for its general use [or the following specific purpose: ____].”
Please contact Eileen Morris, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Foundation, Family Foundation or Donor-Advised Fund
If you are associated with a Foundation or Donor-Advised Fund and would like to designate Children’s Council as a recipient of a grant or donation, please email us. Foundation grants and contributions from private, family, corporate and community foundations are important sources of support for Children’s Council.
Unrestricted support and other grants make it possible for Children’s Council to meet the growing needs of families looking for child care and financial assistance to pay for it; provide professional development for child care providers in child development, nutrition, and more; and support essential capacity-building efforts.
Children’s Council of San Francisco is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Tax ID #94-2221305