Eight Ways to Give to Health Equity Solutions
Give Today: Every Dollar Counts
Whether you can give $15 or $500, every dollar makes a difference in the work to advance health equity through anti-racist policies and practices. You can give online or by sending a check to us at Health Equity Solutions, 53 Oak Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
Make Convenient Monthly Gifts
By making monthly gifts to HES, you can create a steady, sustaining revenue stream we can count on. This convenient option allows you to turn a small monthly donation into a larger annual one without straining your budget. To enroll, check the “Make my donation recurring” box on our donate page.
Honor Someone Special while Creating a More Just Health System
When you make a donation to Health Equity Solutions in honor or in memory of someone, you give a unique gift that works to create a more just health system in Connecticut. We will send a special letter to the person you honor to tell them about your thoughtful gift. Just fill in the information for “Dedicate my gift to someone" in the form below
Double your Impact! Ask Your Employer to Match Your Gift
Did you know that thousands of employers will match your donation to organizations like ours? Retired employees are often eligible for an employer match, too! See if your employer will match your donation.
Fundraise: Donate Your Birthday on Facebook
It’s popular on Facebook to create a “birthday fundraiser” on your profile for your special day. Set up a fundraiser to benefit Health Equity Solutions and invite your friends and family to donate in honor of your birthday. In less than five minutes, you can set it up on Facebook. Click “Fundraisers” in the left sidebar menu of your News Feed, scroll through the list of nonprofits until you find Health Equity Solutions (in Hartford, Conn.), set a goal, and you’re off and running! Facebook will collect all the money and forward the donations to us— and 100% of the donations you collect will work to create a more just health system. No extra fees!
Make a Grant from Your Donor-Advised Fund
You can make a grant to Health Equity Solutions through your donor-advised fund — a tax-smart, easy, and flexible way to manage your charitable giving. Contact your sponsoring financial institution to recommend a grant from your fund to Health Equity Solutions. To complete the transaction, you may need to give them our Federal Tax ID Number, xxxxxx. You can give anonymously, but if you want us to know of your gift, ask your financial institution to include your full name and mailing address. We’d love to thank you!
Make a Tax-Free Donation from Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can donate up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to eligible nonprofit organizations, including Health Equity Solutions. Contact your IRA administrator and instruct them to transfer funds to us. (The donation, known as an “IRA charitable rollover,” must be distributed directly from the IRA to us.) Help us credit your gift and thank you by having your IRA administrator include your full name and mailing address on the gift. Also, ask your administrator to note that the transfer is an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution.
Put Health Equity Solutions in Your Will
You can make a bequest to Health Equity Solutions by including language in your will or living trust leaving a portion of your estate to the organization. Or you can designate Health Equity Solutions as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy. Contact your estate-planning attorney to create or amend the legal documents to arrange a bequest from your will or trust. Below is an example of bequest language that you might use in your will: “I give to Health Equity Solutions, a nonprofit organization located at 53 Oak Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106 (Federal Tax ID No. xxxxxx ), [the sum of $_______ or ___% of my estate] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose.”