Here is some sample language to get you started: “I, [insert name], of [insert city, state, and zip], bequeath to Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (tax ID number: 94-3053687), a nonprofit organization located at 2619 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612, [insert amount or percentage of estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
Make a difference today and save on taxes. It’s possible when you support Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley through your IRA.
There are many ways you can leave a legacy with planned giving. Together, we can create a plan that meets the needs of your family while making the greatest impact beyond your lifetime.
To speak with someone on staff, please contact Lisa Amor, Planned Giving Officer, at LAmor@HabitatEBSV.org or 408.273.7196.
Many Bay Area companies allow their employees to give through the workplace. Workplace giving is an easy way to make a profound difference with regular contributions through payroll deductions and employee giving campaigns. These contributions add up to real change for local families. Your company may even match your donations and volunteer hours. Contact your employer to find out if they have an existing giving campaign and how you can direct your contribution to Habitat.
By donating appreciated stocks directly to Habitat, you will avoid paying the capital gains tax, receive a full tax deduction for the fair market trade value of your gift, and leave a deepened impact in your local community. Donating stock is an easy way to make a lasting difference.
Giving on a monthly basis can make the greatest impact with your donation dollars. Being able to count on your monthly gift allows Habitat to better plan and grow our programs and services so that we can serve more families, together.
When you give monthly, you join our Carpenter’s Club - a special group of committed Habitat supporters who receive a variety of different benefits throughout the year in appreciation for your commitment to a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores turn your donations of furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances into affordable homeownership for Bay Area families. As Habitat’s home improvement and donation centers, ReStores sell your home good donations at a fraction of the retail price, keeping materials out of landfills and raising money to help us create a community where everyone have a decent place to live.
“Homeownership is important for my family because moving around is difficult with small children, and my kids need a stable, secure place to live.”
Bianca, Habitat Homeowner