Ways to Give

Donate to The Community Chest

The Community Chest supports local agencies and non-profits that provide much needed services in eastern Bergen County.  We also provide vital leadership training to help make our partner groups more effective.  Whether granted to health, youth or other services, your charitable donation provides essential resources to improve the lives of so many.  

Your contribution of any size is welcome.  Contribute online here or mail your check to:

The Community Chest

122 South Van Brunt Street, 2nd Floor

Englewood, NJ 07631

You can also donate online through our secure donation processing system.

 

Annual Campaign

Each year, our annual campaign runs from October 1 - September 30.  We rely on the support of individuals and businesses to continue our important work.  You may contribute anytime throughout the year.  Click here to make your online contribution today or mail your check to the address noted above.

Donate $1,000 and become a member of our Golden Feather Society.  This honored group of members are our leadership circle of donors that hold a position of distinction amongst our contributors.  

Employer Gift Match

Many companies have matching gifts programs.  Check with your employer to see if a matching gift program is available and designate The Community Chest as your beneficiary. This is a great way to maximize your gift.  Please contact Shelly Wimpfheimer at shelly@communitychest.org or (201) 568-7474 to set up your matching gift program.

Memorial Donations

Memorialize someone special and commemorate their life by contributing in memory of your loved one. Make your donation online or by mail. Please be sure to include instructions about how you would like your gift to be recognized or give us a call at (201) 568-7474.

Honorariums

Honor someone you love by contributing to The Community Chest in his/her name. Consider making a gift to celebrate a birthday, career achievement or other special occasion, by recognizing someone cherished with a contribution in their honor.  Make your donation online or by mail. Please be sure to include instructions about how you would like your gift to be recognized or give us a call at (201) 568-7474

Planned Giving

Leaving a gift to The Community Chest in your will or trust, by beneficiary designation, or another form of planned gift can make a lasting difference to our work. Many gifts cost you nothing now, there is no minimum contribution, and you are not locked into a decision you make today.  Take advantage of a federal regulation allowing individuals who are 70½ or older to use IRA Required Minimum Distribution funds to make tax-free gifts to qualified charitable organizations.  To discuss including The Community Chest in your legacy planning, Contact Shelly Wimpfheimer at shelly@communitychest.org or (201) 568-7474.

Scholarships

Each year, The Community Chest provides scholarships to high school students to help financially support their college readiness through preparatory classes, applications and other academic related activities.  We also award scholarships to adults interested in leadership training in the non-profit sector. Help support these efforts by making your contribution today.  Contact Shelly Wimpfheimer at shelly@communitychest.org or (201) 568-7474 for more information.

Underwriting

The Community Chest develops and hosts professional development, leadership philanthropy and service and philanthropy programs for elementary and high school students.  Individuals and companies support these valuable programs through underwriting the costs so that we may deliver them to participants at no cost.  If you interested in learning more about an underwriting opportunity, please contact Shelly Wimpfheimer at shelly@communitychestofenglewood.org or (201) 568-7474.

Shop Amazon Smile

Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop at AmazonSmile. Log into smile.amazon.com. Click on the orange “supporting” in the top part of the screen; Select “Community Chest of Englewood”. Remember to log on to smile.amazon.com to make your purchases. We thank you.

Gifts of stocks or bonds or from Donor Advised Funds are also welcome. When making stock donations donors should call the Executive Director to discuss arrangements.