The generosity of thousands of individuals, foundations and businesses who embrace The Foundling’s mission gives us the resources to sustain our legacy of saving children, preserving families and building communities. Please help us continue this legacy. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
You can support The Foundling in a variety of ways:
Send your gift online – Send your gift online, through our secure site, and begin helping our children immediately. Or, if you prefer to mail a check or credit card donation, you can print out a donation form and include it with your contribution.
Here's how your contribution can help children today!
With $50 - we can bring a young mother and her baby from a shelter into our sheltering arms.
With $125 - we can feed and clothe a baby in our Maria Lucadamo Crisis Nursery.
With $250 - we can arrange specialized counseling for an abused and neglected child.
With $500 - we can tutor an inner city youth on the brink of delinquency.
With $1,000 - we can reach out to young parents and run support groups for at-risk families.
Donate Now! You may make your contribution in honor or memory of a loved one. Please include/indicate whether your company will match your gift.
Planned Giving – Our agency is strong because we have been honored and blessed by families who have included us in their legacy planning. Find out how a Planned Gift to The Foundling can benefit you today by providing guaranteed income while also providing for the future excellence of our work. Email our Planned Giving Officer (
) and we will send you a comprehensive brochure and the information you request.
Planned Giving Opportunities
Our Planned Giving participants enjoy a unique partnership of caring with The Foundling: each knows that their irrevocable commitment to us will provide for the futures of thousands of families in need; our commitment is to help the donors minimize their tax exposure and meet their needs through lifetime income arrangements for them and their heirs.
Charitable Gift Annuities
Additional Planned Giving Instruments
In-Kind Donations – Each year, thoughtful individuals, schools, workplace groups and companies donate gift items that go directly to the children and families in The Foundling’s care. The bounty of gifts helps us ensure that all families have adequate gifts for the holidays and birthdays, children have clothing, book bags and supplies at the beginning of the school year, and every camper has everything he or she needs for the time away from home. Find out how your in-kind donations of new toys, unused clothing, camp supplies, retail gift cards and tickets to shows and sporting events will provide immediate and practical support to our children and families, while also brightening their days.
In-kind donations may be dropped off at our Manhattan Headquarters:
590 Avenue of the Americas, (btw. W. 16th and W. 17th Sts)
New York, NY 10011
or call 212-886-4039 to schedule a drop off or get more information.
- You must leave gifts/items in their original packages
- DO NOT wrap gifts, as they will only have to be unwrapped
The New York Foundling CANNOT accept the following as donations:
- Previously worn or used items
- Toy guns, swords or weapons of any kind
We will provide acknowledgments for all gifts
For suggestions of age-appropriate donations, please see our in-kind donation wish list. To help a youth who is aging out of care and beginning life on his or her own, our wish list includes some very practical items.
We give thanks to our generous 2011 in-kind donors.
Gifts of Stock – We are pleased to accept gifts of appreciated securities. Our donors can avoid paying capital gains and receive a tax deduction for the appreciated value of their securities as of the day of transfer. Simply call 212-886-4043 and ask us to email our Stock Transfer Account information to your broker. It is important either you or your broker call or email us to advise us of the transfer so that we can follow the transaction and acknowledge your gift in a timely manner.
Bank Wire Transfer – Gifts may also be completed by Bank Wire. Please call 212-886-4043 for Bank Wire Transfer information.
Tribute Program – Consider celebrating life’s special events by establishing a special tribute at The Foundling. We are honored always to receive memorial gifts. In addition, we have worked with many families on programs that ask for contributions to The Foundling in lieu of gifts in celebrations of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and many of life’s milestones. Please call 212-886-4043 or email us (
) for information.
Matching Gifts – You can double or even triple the impact of your donation through your company’s Matching Gifts Program. Simply inquire to see if your company will match your gift to The Foundling and send a completed matching form along with your donation.
Workplace Giving – Many employers offer a workplace giving program where employees can make regular contributions to the charity of their choice through automatic, pre-tax payroll deductions. Contact your Human Resources Department to see whether you can support The Foundling through this simple arrangement.
Our Haven Academy/Foundling Bronx Community Services Complex is open and we are nearing our capital campaign goal. This 55,000 square foot, eight-story, LEED-certified "green" building is the embodiment of our unique integrated model developed to address the achievement gap plaguing students in the child welfare system. Learn how you can support this pioneering project.
For more information about supporting The Foundling's extensive network of programs that serves more than 7,000 children and adults each day, please
or call 212-886-4002.