Individual Giving

When you support Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity you are making a loving investment that not only impacts the lives of our Habitat homeowners but has a lasting impact on an entire community. From the dollar sent to us by a schoolchild to a large gift from a major donor, each and every donation supports our mission to provide safe and affordable housing for families.

How can you give?

  • Celebratory and Memorial Giving

    As you plan gifts for family and friends, consider a celebration gift that keeps on giving long after the wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation, holiday or another special event or memorial. Upon receipt of your contribution, we will send a card acknowledging the gift you made to Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity in honor of, or in memory of, the person you are celebrating.

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  • Matching Gifts

    Would you like to double, or even triple your gift and make your donated dollars go further? You can ask if your company is one of many that will match employee contributions to Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Please contact your employer’s Human Resources Office to learn more about its matching gift policy.

  • Planned Giving

    Through a personally-significant and well-devised planned giving strategy, you may achieve personal financial goals while helping to address housing needs in Greater Cleveland now and in the future by remembering us in your Will or making another type of planned gift. Designate a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a particular piece of property.

    Your first step in considering a planned gift to Cleveland Habitat is to consult your financial advisor or estate attorney to determine which planned giving option is best for you. When you are ready to help ensure the financial vitality of Cleveland Habitat through a planned gift, please complete and return this simple one-page Declaration of Intent. A Cleveland Habitat representative will then contact you.

    Bequest

    A bequest in your Will allows you to make a generous contribution to a charity that you may not have been able to afford during your lifetime. The amount of your bequest is 100% deductible against your income in the year of your death and can be credited against income in the year prior to death, thus reducing your estate’s tax burden.

    Should you decide to name Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity in your Will, the following is sample language:

    “I give, devise and bequeath the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity (Tax ID# 31-1209423) with offices located at 2110 West 110th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102, the sum of $______ to be used for_________.”

    Life Insurance

    When you donate a life insurance policy naming Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity as the beneficiary, you are providing a substantial future gift for Cleveland Habitat. Your regular premium payments made over several years can become a large financial contribution in the future!

    Retirement Plans

    Contributing the proceeds of a retirement fund provides you with an opportunity to make a significant gift to Cleveland Habitat, receive a donation receipt for the full value of the proceeds and use the resulting tax credits to offset taxes payable by your assets.

    Gifts of Property

    Outright gifts of property such as real estate, artwork or jewelry are accepted in-kind based on suitability.

    Annuities

    A charitable gift Annuity is a financially prudent way to support fighting poverty housing while taking care of your own financial needs.

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  • Cars For Homes

    Do you have a car, truck, van, trailer, RV or boat taking up valuable space in your yard? Your vehicle donation will support Habitat for Humanity’s local and global mission of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness and save you the time and energy of finding a buyer.

    Visit Cars for Homes to make a donation and see how your vehicle can make a big difference.

    Fleet Vehicle Donations

    Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity accepts direct donations of late-model pickups to use as construction vehicles.

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  • Workplace and Federated Giving

    Community Shares: 

    Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity is a Member Agency of Greater Cleveland Community Shares. To support our work via Community Shares, you just need to write our name on their pledge form. Or, give online at Community Shares, and your donation will be automatically directed to Cleveland Habitat.

    Combined Federal Campaign: 

    Federal employees who wish to support Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity through Combined Federal Campaign should use code #36057.

    Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign: 

    State employees who wish to support Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity through Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign should use code #17013.

    United Way:  

    Donations* to non-United Way Partner Agencies (such as Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity) may be made by simply writing in Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity as the designated organization.  *minimum $100 total gift; $50 minimum per agency.

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