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Other Ways to Donate

Sometimes, donations don’t fit in a box. Luckily, there are more than one way to give. Here are some options that may work for you to support Bellwether’s mission.

Donations of Property, Buildings or Other Resources


Past donors have gifted houses to be sold, buildings to be converted, land to be used. We look forward to working with you to identify, develop, and activate a donation tailored to your unique resources and objectives.  

Planned & Legacy Gifts

With Bellwether Housing’s estate planning options, you can support our work into the future while also ensuring the sound stewardship of your assets by maximizing benefits to you and your family. You can work with us to make planned gifts over time, such as an annual payout for a number of years or up to a certain gift amount from a Trust. We offer many options for legacy gifts, from naming Bellwether in your will, to listing us as a beneficiary of a retirement account, to donating stock:

  • Bequests

  • Income gifts such as Charitable Remainder Trusts

  • IRA Charitable Rollover

  • Donor Advised Funds

  • Charitable Lead Trusts

Major Gifts

A gift or pledge of $25,000 or greater is a significant investment in Bellwether's mission. At this level of giving, the impact of your donation will ripple throughout entire communities, unlocking their potential and lifting them out of systematic poverty. Major gifts may be made as outright gifts of cash or securities, as pledges payable over a period of time (typically three years) or as planned gifts. They can be restricted to certain uses, or unrestricted. Contact us to discuss options. 

Matching Gifts


Matching gifts are a type of corporate giving program that increase an employee's initial donation to an eligible nonprofit organization. Matching gifts are usually made at a 1:1 ratio, meaning that the initial donation is simply doubled. However, some companies will match at higher ratios, with some going as high as 4:1. Additionally, corporations will institute different ratios for different employees. For example, part-time and full-time employees might be eligible for a 2:1 match while retirees or spouses of employees are eligible for a 1:1 match.

If you are a company or organization who supports our mission and wants to encourage employee philanthropy, contact us to create a matching program for your employees. 

Fundraising Matches

Fundraising matches are similar to matching gifts. The only difference is that fundraising match programs will double contributions that employees make as well as any funds that they raise for a fundraising walk, run, or cycling event.

Are you interested in making a donation of the types listed here? Have an idea for an unusual donation? 

Contact our Fund Development Team today!

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Amy Besunder, Director of Fund Development and Communications

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In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are contributions of products or services that a company gives at reduced or no cost to nonprofits. In-kind donations can include equipment for a project, tax services, office space, or food and drinks for an event.

Bellwether Housing is 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization.

Gifts to Bellwether Housing are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

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