How to Give
Programs to Support
The programs of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation help us fulfill our mission to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them. Learn how your donation will make a difference in the lives of seniors and the people who help provide care to them.
GIVE65, the signature program of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, is an online fundraising platform exclusively for nonprofit organizations serving seniors. Your support provides less fortunate seniors with food, shelter, transportation, senior center activities and so much more. You can either support a participating nonprofit’s fundraising project or give to the GIVE65 Incentive Fund, which provides funds to participating organizations serving seniors. Here are two upcoming events you can give to in support of seniors:
- 2019 GIVE65 Event: July 9–11 with prescheduled giving starting July 1
- 2019 #GivingTuesday celebration: Beginning Dec. 3 at midnight CST
Please visit GIVE65.org to learn more about the program and the GIVE65 partnering nonprofits.
Memorial or honor gifts
Making a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one is a touching tribute to their life and legacy. All gifts are recognized with a receipt letter to the donor, as well as an acknowledgment letter that is thoughtfully created to the honoree or family of the remembered. Gift amounts are confidential and will not be shared in the acknowledgment letter. To make a memorial or honor gift, please click here.
Honor your CAREGiver
This special program provides an opportunity to honor a Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver who has made a positive, lasting impact. The CAREGiver receives a special letter informing them that a gift has been made in their honor. The Home Instead Senior Care franchise owner who employs the CAREGiver is also notified of the tribute gift so they can recognize the CAREGiver in a special way. Gift amounts are confidential. To make a gift in honor of a CAREGiver, please click here.
Be a Santa to a Senior
The annual Be a Santa to a Senior program spreads holiday cheer to isolated seniors who might not otherwise receive a gift or a visit from family members during the holiday season. Since 2003, Home Instead Senior Care business offices have partnered with local nonprofits and community organizations to identify vulnerable seniors to receive gifts, a friendly visit or an invitation to a holiday gathering. The Foundation is excited to offer the opportunity to accept your charitable donation in support of the Be a Santa to a Senior program in your community. To help spread holiday cheer to vulnerable seniors, please visit the Be a Santa to a Senior website.
Disaster Relief Program
When disaster strikes a community, the Home Instead Senior Care network rallies together to support Home Instead CAREGivers and staff members impacted. Because of its nonprofit status, the Foundation can accept charitable donations to help those in need when a presidentially declared disaster hits. To support Home Instead CAREGivers and staff who have been affected by a disaster, please visit the Disaster Relief section of the GIVE65 site.
Ways to Give
The Foundation accepts numerous donation methods in support of less fortunate seniors. To discuss any of these giving options in greater detail, please feel free to contact Dawn Hovey, Director of Philanthropy, at 402-575-5958 to facilitate any of the following giving options.
Cash, check or credit card
The Foundation accepts cash or check gifts or secure online giving with a credit card.
A pledge agreement allows a donor to make a contribution to be paid over a period of one to five years.
Gifts of stock
Gifts or appreciated securities help a donor support the mission of the Foundation while avoiding capital gains and earning a charitable tax deduction.
Individual Retirement Account (IRA) gifts
For those donors who are 70.5 years or age or older, a gift from your IRA supports seniors while avoiding income taxes.
There are many legacy gifts to consider. You may wish to remember the Foundation in your will or choose any other planned giving option.
How much of my gift is used for the program or endowment impact area I choose?
The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation is grateful for every donation. While many organizations use as much as 20–30% of contributions to help pay for fundraising and administrative costs, the Foundation uses an 8% administrative fee for marketing, technology and awareness activities to help make our work possible. In addition, a 2.2% credit card processing fee is deducted from each credit card donation.