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Your gift on ensures that Friendship Home can continue to offer safe emergency shelter, transitional housing and crisis services to an average of 138 women and children every day of the year.

  • DONATE NOW
  • CALL Stephanie at 402-434-0168 or Amila at 402-437-9317 to make a donation over the phone.
  • To donate gifts of stock or real estate, please call Sande at 402-434-0160.
  • MAIL your payment with the Mail In Donation Form to:

Friendship Home
Attn: Donations
PO Box 85358
Lincoln, NE 68501-5358

 

New Universal Tax Break for Charitable Donations

If you are not itemizing your tax return, you can take the first $300 of cash gifts per tax payer/$600 per married couple to public charities during 2020 as an above-the-line charitable income tax deduction. For donors who take the standard deduction, you will receive the charitable tax break in addition to the standard deduction.  If paying online, you will receive a letter in the mail for your records as verification for the  donation in compliance with IRS regulations and consult with your tax adviser for more information.

Donate in your Will

By remembering Friendship Home in your will, you are helping improve the lives of victims of domestic violence and their children.

You may wish to support Friendship Home through your estate plan. There are several ways to arrange an estate gift. The most common is to make a bequest through your will. Many donors also use a living trust provision to make the disposition. In either case, the plan can be amended.

Other revocable options for making a gift include designating Friendship Home as Payable On Death (P.O.D.) for a certificate of deposit or other personal account. You may decide to name Friendship Home as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy while you retain ownership of the policy. Either method can be done in confidence and at no cost.

Although it is not necessary to inform us of your intentions to make an estate gift to Friendship Home, we would like the opportunity to thank you and keep you informed of our work. You can contact the Director of Strategic Partnerships at 402-434-0160.

Confidentiality of Donor Information

Friendship Home will not share or sell any information concerning a donor or prospective donor, including his/her name, contact information, the names of any beneficiaries, the amount of her/his gift, and the size of her/his estate. All such information will be kept strictly confidential within the staff, fundraising volunteers and Board Members of Friendship Home unless permission is obtained from the donor to release such information.  Friendship Home will not send mailings to donors on behalf of other organizations.

A Donor Bill of Rights

Friendship Home is a 4-Star Charity

In December 2016, Friendship Home was given Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars and has continued that rating to date. This distinction indicates how efficiently financial support is utilized, how well programs and services are sustained over time and the level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.

Friendship Home is now one of only five charities in Lincoln and twenty-five in Nebraska to receive a 4-star rating.

Click here for Friendship Home’s complete Charity Navigator analysis and other charitable giving information.

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Friendship Home is an affiliate agency of the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County and a participant in Workplace Campaigns.