Empower women. Eliminate poverty.

Other Ways to Give

Besides a straight-forward donation, there are other ways to give to Friendship Bridge. You can rest assured that your support will be used efficiently and effectively no matter how you give. Our high charity and financial health ratings are proof. We have a Guidestar Gold rating, the program’s highest distinction, awarded to less than .5% of charities.

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Monthly Giving

In our Microcredit Plus program, the women we serve are on a journey that culminates each month, or cada mes, in Spanish. They meet with their Trust Banks, make payments on their loans, and participate in education sessions — each month. Join the Cada Mes Club and support them on this journey — each month.

To sign up, head to our donate page and choose to make your donation, in any amount, recurring. You can modify your monthly gift at any time by calling our office at 303-674-0717 or emailing us at info@friendshipbridge.org.

 

Planned Giving

Consider making a planned gift to Friendship Bridge, ensuring that your impact extends beyond your lifetime. There are many ways to make a planned gift to Friendship Bridge. You can name Friendship Bridge as a beneficiary in your will, trust, insurance policy, or individual retirement account, among other options. If you have provided for Friendship Bridge in your estate plans, please allow us the opportunity to thank you by informing us and joining Friendship Bridge’s Legacy Circle (by completing this form to the extent you feel comfortable).

For more information about ways for you to consider remembering Friendship Bridge in your estate plans, please contact Brandi Mason, Vice President of Global Communications and Partnerships, at (303) 674-0717 or bmason@friendshipbridge.org. 

Here is sample bequest language to share with your lawyer:

“After fulfilling all other provisions, I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to Friendship Bridge (Federal Tax ID# 84-1141078), a charitable organization duly existing under the laws of the Colorado and located at 405 Urban Street, Suite 140, Lakewood, CO 80228, _______percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate [or $________ if specific amount] to be used in the areas of greatest need as the board of directors may determine.”

 

Stock Gifts

Another of the other ways to give:  a gift of stock. It may make smart tax sense to consider a gift of appreciated securities instead of writing a check — especially for gifts of $1,000 or more. The IRS allows a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of the appreciated security and you avoid capital gains tax. Please contact us at for stock giving instructions.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies and foundations will match charitable gifts made by their employees, retirees and clients. Be sure to inquire about a matching gift program to increase your impact. Click here to find a list of companies with matching gift programs.

Gifts from your IRA and Retirement Accounts

If you are 70 ½ years of age or above, you may designate Friendship Bridge as the recipient of your required annual minimum distribution from your IRA for a charitable deduction. Check with your IRA administrator or financial advisor for more details on this one of the other ways to give.

Fund a Trust Bank via Kiva

Consider funding a Trust Bank via our partnership with Kiva. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help our clients start or grow a business. Just go to Kiva’s Friendship Bridge page to see which loans are outstanding. Any Trust Bank unfunded by the deadline will not receive the funds at this point. So hurry before time runs out.

 

Donate your Vehicle

You can donate an old vehicle to Friendship Bridge. Please visit the Cars for Charity website, enter your vehicle information, and designate the car sale proceeds to Friendship Bridge.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Support Friendship Bridge as you celebrate a loved one. From our donate page, simply let us know who you wish to honor and how you would like notification to be accomplished. Your recipient will be notified by a beautiful gift card sent via email or standard mail.

 

Need more information or have questions? Please contact us at (303) 674-0717, or email us at info@friendshipbridge.org.

 

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