Ways to Donate
Make One Time Donation
Please consider making a gift to help us provide a range of age-appropriate services for vulnerable youth so they may achieve their hopes and dreams and become contributing members of society.
Make a Monthly Donation
We hope you choose to be part of Bridge Builders, our monthly giving program to support homeless, at-risk, and runaway youth.
Donate in Honor of Someone Special
Thank you for choosing to make a gift in honor or memory of someone special. Tribute gifts can be given in honor of individuals or groups at any time, and are particularly popular for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.
We also accept gifts by check
Please make checks payable to:
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Bridge Over Troubled Waters Attn: Development Department
47 West Street,
Boston, MA 02111
Other Ways to Give
Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
A donor advised fund — or DAF — is a charitable account with a sponsoring organization that allows donors to recommend grants/gifts to qualifed public charities. For more information about setting up a donor advised fund, please contact your fnancial advisor.
If you currently have a donor advised fund, please consider recommending a gift to Bridge Over Troubled Waters. If your fund is with Fidelity Charitable, Greater Kansas City CF, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can make a recommendation directly below.
IRA Charitable Rollover
For individuals age 70 ½ or older, an IRA Charitable Rollover is a tax-wise way to give to Bridge.
A charitable gift transferred from your IRA directly to Bridge will not be taxed and can qualify for the required minimum distribution (RMD), maximizing benefts to both you and Bridge.
IRA gifts may be used to satisfy multi-year donor pledges.
To qualify, you must:
Be age 70 ½ or older.
Donate any amount up to $100,000 from your IRA.
Transfer funds directly to Bridge Over Troubled Waters from a traditional or rollover IRA.
To initiate the gift of an IRA Charitable Rollover, contact your IRA administrator. If you have any questions about IRA charitable rollovers, please contact Melissa Cording, Director of Development.
Stocks & Securities
Donating stock or securities to Bridge Over Troubled Waters is an easy way to give, with additional benefts:
The market value of a gift of stock and securities is tax-deductible, just like any other charitable contribution.
Giving stock or securities has an additional tax advantage over a cash gift: donors avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the asset.
Always consult with your tax advisor for specifc tax information when giving securities, as certain limitations may apply. If you should have any questions about making a stock donation to Bridge Over Troubled Waters, please contact Melissa Cording, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Electronic transfers of stock/securities to Bridge Over Troubled Waters are made without identifying the donor. When you decide to make a gift, please notify Melissa Cording, Director of Development, at 617-423-9575 extension 228 or email@example.com with the name of the stock and number of shares being donated, as well as the expected date of transfer, so we can identify and credit your gift.
The gift of a lifetime
A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of deferred giving that enables you to achieve your fnancial goals and beneft Bridge Over Troubled Waters for years to come. Remembering Bridge in your will (also referred to as a bequest) is a wonderful way for you to make a lasting gift to support homeless youth. No other planned gift is as simple to implement or as easy to change should you ever need the assets during your lifetime.
Easy to arrange
Control of your assets
Bridge welcomes in-kind gifts provided they match our current needs. If you are interested in making an in-kind donation or organizing a supply drive and school service project to support Bridge, please reach out to our development office at 617-423-9575 ext. 249 for a list of current needs. Please do not send any material donations without contacting our office first.
You can also check out Bridge’s Amazon Wish List online here to purchase items and have them mailed directly to Bridge.