Will you help us LIFT for good?

LIFT is funded by the generosity of foundations, corporations, public sources, and committed individuals like you. The financial support of our donors provides LIFT with a strong foundation to help our Members build their own foundations for a sustainable path out of poverty.

Through generous donations such as yours, LIFT has helped nearly 100,000 Members achieve their goals and get back onto solid ground.  Your gift will directly support LIFT’s efforts to increase and expand our services in the coming years and meet the growing needs of low-income individuals and families in the United States.


Please make a donation today. We can’t LIFT without you. Any amount you give adds up to real impact in the lives of the families we work with, but here are three specific levels that help LIFT people out of poverty for good:


Ways To Support LIFT

Donate online:

  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
  • You can also use this site to become a Monthly Donor to LIFT. Monthly giving enables LIFT to better support its Members.



Donate by mail:

Please send checks, made payable to LIFT, to the following address:

LIFT
c/o Development Department
1620 I Street NW, Suite 820
Washington, DC 20006

If you would like to give toward a specific LIFT Region, please designate the Region on the memo line of the check.


Give in Someone’s Honor or Memory!

LIFTing for good is the gift that keeps on giving. Show your support or gratitude for a loved one by donating in their honor or memory and help LIFT Members access critical resources they need to get on and stay on solid ground. If you include your loved one’s email or home address, we will send them a letter to share the news.


Donate by Wire Transfer:

Please notify LIFT’s Development team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (202) 289-1151 if you would like to donate via wire transfer.


Donate Securities:

LIFT is able to accept donations in the form of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. Download the instructions sheet. This includes important information to help you make your gift quickly and efficiently.

The benefits of donating securities:

  • A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year may provide significant benefits to you as a contributor, such as:
    • Entitling you to a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted securities as of the date of gift.
    • Eliminating capital gains tax that would ordinarily become due if you had sold the appreciated securities on the open market and donated the proceeds from the sale to charity.
    • Claiming your charitable deduction against up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. Any unused deductions can be carried forward over the next five years.
    • Providing a way to help you to achieve your long-term financial objective of reducing your income and estate taxes.
  • If you have securities that have declined in value over the years and are interested in donating them to charity, you may find it more advantageous to sell the securities first and contribute the proceeds to charity as opposed to donating the securities outright. This strategy should allow you to claim a deduction for both the loss from the sale of the securities as well as the charitable gift.

How to donate securities:

  • Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
    • Bank Address: 1152 15th St, NW, Suite 6000, Washington, DC 20005
    • Contact: Robert V. Hetherington
      • Direct: (202) 659-7265
      • Main: (800) 825-1521
      • Fax: (202) 609-9284
      • Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    • DTC: 5198
    • Account: 7WD-04854
    • N/O: Lift, Inc.
  • Vanguard
    • Account Number: 88079126979


Planned Giving:

Leave a legacy at LIFT by remembering us in your estate plans. If you would like to make a planned gift to LIFT, please contact LIFT’s Development team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to discuss the various options and which one works best for you.


Donate your vehicle:

  • Click here to donate your vehicle through our partnership with Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, or V-DAC. Proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will allow LIFT to help community Members build the strong personal, social, and financial foundations they need to get ahead.
  • For more information, please call LIFT’s Development team at (202) 289-1151 or send us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Further your impact through your employer's matching gift program!

Many companies, including corporations, foundations, non-profit organizations, and associations, match their employee’s donations to non-profit organizations. Be sure to check if your company will match your donation to LIFT and how to go about getting your gift matched. If any forms need to be mailed, please mail them to:

LIFT National Office

c/o Development Department
1620 I Street NW, Suite 820
Washington, DC 20006

If you have any questions about matching gifts, please contact LIFT’s Development team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


If you have any questions about donating to LIFT or what option is best for you, please feel free to call LIFT’s Development team at (202)-289-1151.

LIFT is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.