Planned Giving

There are many ways to make a contribution to LSS of Northern California to help end homelessness for good.

Cash or Check

This is the simplest way to donate and make an immediate impact. Please make checks payable to LSS of Northern California and mail to: 1465 Civic Court, Building D, Suite 810, Concord, CA  94520.

Credit Card

Visit our secure online giving page by clicking donate now to make a gift.  You can also make a monthly recurring gift, which will make you a member of our exclusive LSS Sustainer Club.

Employer Matching Program

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift.  Your gift to LSS of Northern California may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses as well.

If you are 70 1/2 and older: You may be able up to donate up to $100,000 per year in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization. The IRA charitable rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor's adjusted gross income. If you are interested in making a gift through your IRA, please contact your financial advisor for more information.

Stocks

Take advantage of appreciated securities without incurring capital gains tax by donating shares. Call us for the routing slip.

Legacy Gift

The LSS Legacy Circle is a group of committed supporters who included LSS of Northern California in their estate plans. In conveying your intent to leave a legacy gift to LSS, your generosity helps further our work to end homelessness for good. The beauty of a legacy gift is that, with careful planning, you can fund a substantial gift to LSS while still providing for your loved ones. You may also be able to realize an immediate charitable contribution deduction and either avoid or minimize capital gain taxes, so consult your attorney or financial advisor to learn how you can leave your legacy in the community. Among the options you have to leave a legacy gift through your will or trust:

Cash
Stocks and Bonds
Real Estate (home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch, or commercial property)
Retirement Assets (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan)
Retained Life Estate

Perhaps the easiest way to create a meaningful legacy is through a bequest in your will or trust. Designating LSS of Northern California as a beneficiary in your will, trust, life insurance or retirement fund makes you a partner in our long-term vision.

Sample Bequest Language for Cash

"I bequest the sum of $___ to LSS of Northern California Federal Tax ID 94-1659687, a nonprofit corporation under the Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(3) and headquartered at 1465 Civic Court, Building D, Suite 810, Concord, CA  94520.

Sample Language for Percent of Estate

"I devise and bequeath ___ percent of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal and wherever located, to LSS of Northern California Federal Tax ID 94-1659687, a nonprofit corporation under the Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(3) and headquartered at 1465 Civic Court, Building D, Suite 810, Concord, CA  94520.