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Online Giving | Matching Gifts | Gifts in Kind | Securities, Stocks or Mutual Funds | Honor/Memorial Contributions | Bequests | Life Insurance and Other Assets | Retirement Benefits | Real Estate


Children for Children appreciates even the smallest donation from you.
Your contribution will be helpful in supporting our programs and to generate
valuable resources for schools and teachers struggling to offer quality
education to New York City's underserved communities.

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Online Giving

We accept donations via NYCharities.org. Simply click on the NYCharities.org logo below and follow the directions provided.

New York Charities

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If you prefer to make a donation via mail or telephone rather than electronically please call us at 212.708.0200 or send your donation to: Children for Children, 335 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY  10017.

There are many other ways that you can donate to Children for Children.  We have outlined other giving options below.


Matching Gifts

Please check with your employer to see if a Matching Gift Program is available. If so, please enclose a matching gift form with your donation.

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Gifts in Kind

Children for Children relies heavily on donated goods and services from various companies and individuals. We are always looking for donations of printing services. In addition, we need large quantities of books, craft/art supplies, gardening supplies, and paper. 

If you have any contacts or ideas on how to obtain some of these items, or your company is willing to donate in-kind goods or services, please e-mail us at sara@childrenforchildren.org or call Sara at 212.708.0200.

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Gifts of Securities, Stocks, or Mutual Funds

Gifts of securities, which have risen in value since their purchase, are particularly attractive under our current tax laws. Here's why:

  • You avoid all capital gains tax when you contribute long-term appreciated securities to the Children for Children Foundation.
  • You receive a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities (on date of transfer) if it has been held longer than one year.
  • The fair market value of the assets can be deducted against up to 30% of your adjusted gross income and any excess deductions can be carried forward into as many as five additional tax years.

To make a gift of stock to Children for Children, please call Sara at 212.708.0200.

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Honor/Memorial Contributions

You can make a contribution in honor of an anniversary, birthday, wedding, graduation, special occasion, or in memoriam of a loved one.  To do so, either donate online or mail your gift to the address above. If you contribute via mail, please include names and addresses of those individuals that are to be notified of your donation.

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Bequests

A bequest in your will is a meaningful legacy you can provide for your family, friends, and favorite charity. Your bequest to the Children for Children Foundation will help to insure that the good work you supported during your lifetime will continue. Although legal consultation is always advisable before you design any type of will provision, you should know that a bequest could be simply stated as follows:

  1. I give, devise and bequeath the sum of $_________ to the Children for Children Foundation, a New York charitable corporation, 985 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021, for its charitable purposes.
  2. I hereby give, devise and bequeath________% of my residuary estate to the Children for Children Foundation, a New York charitable corporation, 985 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021, for its charitable purposes.
  3. All the residue of my estate, including, without limitation, real and personal property, I give, devise and bequeath to the Children for Children Foundation, 985 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY  10021.  (You may also divide the residue of your estate between more than one charity and/or people.)

You also may give a specific bequest of property such as real estate, artwork or jewelry.

Your concern and appreciation for Children for Children will extend far beyond your own lifetime. It will be a lasting legacy, enriching the lives of future generations as Children for Children works to engage youngsters to become active, caring, and committed members of their communities.

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Gifts of Life Insurance and Other Assets

Life insurance and certificates of deposit are appropriate assets to consider donating to the Children for Children Foundation. You can make a significant contribution to CFC’s  future by using resources originally acquired to protect you and your family.

  • You may give a gift of life insurance whether or not the policy is paid up. To claim an income tax charitable deduction for a gift of life insurance, you must name the Children for Children Foundation as both the owner and beneficiary of the policy.
  • You can name the Children for Children Foundation as a co-beneficiary or an alternate beneficiary with no tax deduction. (Your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction for amounts paid to the Children for Children Foundation at your death.)
  • You can name the Children for Children Foundation as a joint owner of your certificates of deposit and savings plans. This type of gift allows you to provide future support for CFC while you avoid any unnecessary estate expenses.
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Retirement Benefits

The benefits of retirement plans payable at your death may be subject to both income and estate taxes. If you name the Children for Children Foundation as the beneficiary, the full amount of the benefits passing to CFC at your death will pass free of estate and income taxes. This may make designating CFC to receive retirement benefits the most tax-effective way to make a planned gift.

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Gifts of Real Estate

Whether it's a house, vacation home, office building or plot of land, your property may be a very important gift for you and the Children for Children Foundation.

A real estate gift can provide you with a combination of advantages and tax savings. Some of the benefits of a real estate gift that is accepted by the Children for Children Foundation include:

  • An immediate charitable income tax deduction in the year you make the gift.
  • Avoiding capital gains taxes at the time of the transfer.
  • The opportunity to live in your home or use the property for the rest of your life.
  • Knowing that the property will be excluded from any estate and inheritance taxes.

Because each property and gift plan is unique, any real estate gift will require careful consideration by your legal and tax advisors and by our advisors, as well.

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