Ways to Give

Invest in a safe and healthy future for our children and families.

We are grateful to our donors for the many ways they support us; we take seriously our contract with donors to be responsible stewards of their donations.

Relief Nursery’s revenue is generated almost equally from private community donations, state and federal contracts, foundations and grants. We have a strong record of fiscal management and work hard to maintain balanced funding. We are not, however, insulated from fluctuations in any source of unexpected loss of revenue, and during times of increased need.

A recent audit showed that our spending and expense ratio exceeds the BBB best practice ratio of 65/35. In fact, ours is 80/20.

Your support allows us to continue to provide vital support for our community’s most vulnerable families.

Donate online or by mail
Click here to make a secure donation online. To donate by mail, please send your check to:

Relief Nursery
1720 W. 25th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405

Become A Monthly Donor
Set up a recurring monthly gift to provide consistent, stable funding for Relief Nursery programs in perpetuity. To join Future Builders, Relief Nursery’s monthly giving society, simply check ‘monthly’ as your donation frequency. For more information about Future Builders, please contact Maggie Hitchko, maggihi@reliefnursery.org or 541.343.9706 ext. 106. 

Donor Advised Funds
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is like a charitable investment account, for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations you care about. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time. 

A charitable bequest is a gift made in your will or trust. Bequests can take a number of forms, including a lump sum of money, an asset such as securities or real estate, or a portion of your estate. Bequests made to Relief Nursery may provide significant estate and income tax savings. 

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
There are significant tax advantages to this type of gift. You will not pay capital gains on the transfer to Relief Nursery and you will receive a tax receipt for the full value of the donated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. Please contact Jennifer Solomon at jennifso@reliefnursery.org for wire transfer information.

IRA Charitable Rollover
Individuals age 70 ½ and older can make distributions from $1 up to $100,000 a year to organizations like Relief Nursery directly through their IRA at any time. Qualified gifts are tax free and can count toward your required minimum distributions.

Life Insurance
Perhaps you have a policy that has outlasted its original intended purpose. You can make Relief Nursery the beneficiary with just the change of a form. Or you can sign over a fully paid policy to qualify for a tax deduction.

Retirement Plans
Gifts from retirement funds paid to anyone other than your spouse at your passing may get hit with heavy income and estate taxes. However, these gifts are tax-free to charity and take only a few minutes to set up. Contact your administrator and ask for a change of beneficiary form.

Children’s Legacy Fund for the Benefit of Relief Nursery

This account was established in 2014 with a lead donation from John and Linda Sheppard. Their vision was to establish a $4 million endowment fund that would annually support the services we provide to children and families. This fund is held at Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). The OCF board sets an annual payout rate for permanent funds. Our current rate is 4.0%.

Thank you for considering a gift to Relief Nursery. We are deeply grateful for your support of the children and families we serve.
To review our most recent audit or request additional information, or to receive more information about ways to give, please email Jennifer Solomon, Director of Philanthropy, at jennifso@reliefnursery.org or call 541-485-0007 x 215.

Relief Nursery Tax I.D.# 93-0784800.

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