How to Give

Programs to Support

The programs of the Home Instead 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 aging adults and the people who care for them.


GIVE65, the signature program of the Home Instead Foundation, is an online fundraising platform exclusively for nonprofit organizations serving aging adults. Your support provides less fortunate aging adults with food, shelter, transportation, activities and so much more. You can either support a participating nonprofit’s fundraising campaign or give to the GIVE65 Incentive Fund, which provides funds to participating organizations serving aging adults. Here are two upcoming events you can give to in support of seniors:

  • 2021 GIVE65 Event: July 13 – 15 at
  • 2021 #GivingTuesday celebration: Beginning Nov. 30 at midnight CST

Please visit 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 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 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 aging adults who might not otherwise receive a gift or a visit from family members during the holiday season. Since 2003, Home Instead business offices have partnered with local nonprofits and community organizations to identify vulnerable aging adults 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 aging adults, please visit the Be a Santa to a Senior website.

Disaster Relief Program

When disaster strikes a community, the Home Instead 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 aging adults. To discuss any of these giving options in greater detail, please feel free to contact Lenli Corbett, executive director, at 402-575-5950 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 the Foundation’s programs while avoiding income taxes.

Planned gifts

There are many legacy gifts to consider. You may wish to remember the Foundation in your will or choose any other planned giving option.