Donate to Make a Difference

There are many ways you can contribute to Family Care Network. Every gift to Family Care, regardless of its size, sends a strong message that we are committed to the children and families we serve in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara County.

Recurring Gifts or Pledges
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Pledging a gift gives you the option to spread the payment of your gift throughout the fiscal year. You may instruct us to charge your credit card on a regular basis, or you may simply wish to receive monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual reminders. We will also customize a payment schedule that meets your individual needs.

See the donation form below for Pledging and Recurring Gift Options

Matching Gifts
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Many companies are willing to match gifts that their employees make to nonprofit organizations like Family Care Network.

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Stocks/Securities
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Gifts of securities may yield significant tax advantages. In certain cases, capital gains taxes may be avoided and the full market value of stock may be tax-deductible. Please consult a qualified tax advisor regarding your particular situation, and download (or fill in) the FCNI Stock Transfer Form.
Retirement Assets and Wills/Bequests
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Retirement plan assets are a great way to support the work at Family Care Network because they not only help support our mission to help children and families in our community, but they also may also provide tax relief for your loved ones. Read More to see if this is a good fit for you.
Other Assets: Life Insurance, Property, etc.
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Outright Gift of Life Insurance. A Powerful and Simple Way to Support Our Work

When the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer applies—such as educating children now grown or providing financial security for a spouse—your policy can become a powerful and simple way to support our work. There are three ways to give life insurance to Family Care Network:

  • Name us a beneficiary of the policy. This gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn't survive you.
  • Make an outright gift of an existing policy. You can name us as owner and beneficiary of an existing policy. You qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize on your taxes. If you continue to pay premiums on the policy, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift when you itemize.
  • Make an outright gift of a new policy. You can take out a new policy and irrevocably name Family Care Network as the owner and the beneficiary of the insurance contract. This method may be particularly attractive for the younger donor. Whether you make one single premium payment for the policy or pay annual premiums, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift when you itemize on your taxes.

Gifts of Property (e.g. Real Estate, etc.)

Contributions of real estate can benefit our organization tremendously while offering you the tax benefit of avoiding capital gains tax on the appreciation in the value of the property. Please consult with Family Care Network first before making gifts of real property as we must adhere to certain policies before accepting gifts of property.

Please contact either Eryka Santoyo at esantoyo@fcni.org (1-805-503-6272)or Nancy Nichols at nnichols@fcni.org (1-805-503-6235