Planned Giving with Habitat

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a lasting gift to Habitat that impacts your local community for generations to come. Here are some ways to give a planned gift:

Writing us into your will or trust

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.”

Designating us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or IRA

Make a difference today and save on taxes. It’s possible when you support Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley through your IRA.

Click here to learn more.

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 or 408.273.7196.  

Workplace Giving

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.


Workplace Giving
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Stock Donations

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.


Donate a Car

Donating your vehicle is a great way to free up valuable space in your driveway while giving back to your community. Habitat’s Cars for Homes program makes donating your cars, trucks, RV’s, vans, SUV’s, boats, and motorcycles easy -- even if they don’t run!


Donate your used car to habitat
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Monthly Giving

By choosing to give on a monthly basis, you become a part of our Carpenter’s Club -- a special group of committed donors who give on a recurring basis. Monthly giving makes the greatest impact with your donation dollars by allowing us to better plan where your gift will do the most good. Carpenter’s Club members also receive a variety of different benefits throughout the year in appreciation for your commitment to affordable housing.


Send a check by mail to:

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley
2619 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Amazon Smile

When you make a purchase with Amazon Smile, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the nonprofit of your choice! So, as you’re filling up your cart on Amazon, you can also be building more for your community. Simply by doing your usual Amazon shopping through their Smile program, you can help us put smiles on more faces.

Here’s how to select Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley as your charity of choice.

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ReStore Product Donation

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.

Check out our donation criteria and request a pickup today!

“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

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