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Opportunities for Giving

Capitol Hill Village (CHV) welcomes donations large and small. Help CHV thrive and grow as an integral part of our Hill community, ensuring its ability to provide services for many years to come.

Membership fees alone do not cover the full administrative and program costs. CHV must gain additional funding from other sources, such as foundations and individuals, both members and non-members.

Capitol Hill Village is an IRS designated 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Gifts to CHV are tax deductible. Gifts may be made in honor or memory of others, in support of the Membership Plus program, or to underwrite general operating expenses. Membership dues, however, are not tax deductible because services are provided in return for payment.

Donations to CHV may take various forms, including cash, stocks, mutual funds, furniture, supplies, and equipment. CHV seeks items that are useful for day-to-day office management, or that can be sold for cash. Check with the Executive Director if you have an item that you would like to donate, or have questions about making other contributions or donations to CHV.

Give to the Rogers Fund. The Stephen C. Rogers Memorial Fund, established to honor a Village founder, helps pay the fees of lower-income Membership Plus members. Fees of regular members do not subsidize these memberships, which are supported by grants and designated donations. The Rogers Fund is an essential part of our goal to ensure that Village membership reflects the economic diversity on Capitol Hill. Learn more and donate!

Become an annual giver for general operations. We are grateful for generous annual gifts from members and others who want to provide some extra “insurance” that the Village will be there for residents of Capitol Hill when they need it most. Since these gifts are over and above membership fees, the extra amount is tax deductible.

Sign up for Social Membership. The Village offers a Social Membership program for those who wish to become part of the Capitol Hill Village social network but don’t feel the need to ask for volunteer and vendor-provided services. Annual dues for the Social Membership program are the same as for regular Capitol Hill Village Membership. However, no services are provided and the entire dues amount is eligible for a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax return.

Contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). If you are a federal employee, you can select Capitol Hill Village when you make your annual contribution to CFC. Our number is 55474.

Contribute to the United Way Campaign. Designate Capitol Hill Village as a recipient of your United Way donation. Our number is 8066.

Support the Capitol Hill Village Veterans’ Assistance Fund. A special fund has been established to provide a subsidy for members who are also veterans of the U.S. armed forces. The subsidy is available only to the extent that funds are available.

Build the Capitol Hill Village Endowment Trust Fund. An Endowment Trust Fund was created in 2010 with an initial gift of $10,500 and a bequest of about $79,500 from former member Elizabeth Stein. A Trust Fund Board was established at the same time. The trust is “irrevocable,” that is, it is intended to last as long as CHV lasts. Only the income from investments will be turned over to the Village. While investment income will be relatively small in the short run, the expectation is that the endowment will grow over time and provide a useful supplement to the cost of Village operations.

Remember Capitol Hill Village when preparing your will or living trust. Any bequest to a nonprofit or charitable organization is fully deductible from the value of decedents’ estates for estate tax purposes. In addition, those who have no children, surviving spouses, or other close relatives will provide a civic service by leaving money or other property to Capitol Hill Village. Those gifts will go to the CHV endowment and become part of the “gift that keeps on giving” because they will be mingled with other gifts and provide income for the future of CHV.

Set up a Charitable Remainder Trust or a Charitable Lead Trust. The United States tax code has a number of provisions that allow people to effectively provide themselves with income for life, and at the same time enjoy tax benefits. If you are comfortably situated, talk to your tax-planning attorney or investment advisor to see if these arrangements are good for you and can benefit Capitol Hill Village.

How to Make a Donation

Online with PayPal

Don't have a Paypal account? No problem! PayPal accepts credit cards. Click once on the corresponding "add to cart" link and you will be taken to the Paypal site for secure checkout.

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Rogers Fund - subsidize low income members: ...
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Endowment Trust - long term support: ...
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By Regular Mail

If you would like your donation to be used for one of the special funds listed above (Rogers, Veterans, Endowment Trust), please indicate on your check or in a letter of transmittal. Otherwise, the donation will be used to support the general operations of Capitol Hill Village.

Send your check by mail to:

Capitol Hill Village
Box 15126
Washington, DC 20003-0126

Contact us: 202-543-1778 | info@capitolhillvillage.org
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