Group of blind and low vision EHC campers taking a walk around EHC with theri white cane and guide dogs

Other Ways to Give

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

A gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds is an excellent way to make a meaningful impact at LightHouse while lowering your tax liability.

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds, you receive an income tax deduction for the market value of the asset on the date of transfer. You also avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciation. LightHouse will use funds from your gift to support our life-changing programs like Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind and the Youth Employment Series.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Sachs, Director of Development, at jsachs@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7333.

Our 501(c)(3) Tax ID is 94-1415317.

Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund, or DAF, is a kind of charitable account in which a donor makes a tax-deductible gift to the account and is able to donate money to specific organizations at a later date.

While donors receive tax benefits at the time they give to a donor advised fund, charitable organizations don’t receive any benefits until a grant is made. By recommending LightHouse for a grant from your fund today, you are supporting LightHouse’s current programming of employment services for blind jobseekers, blindness skills training, camp experiences at Enchanted Hills Camp, and more.

If you have a DAF, you can make a difference today! Contact your DAF manager to recommend LightHouse for a grant. Our official name and mailing address is:

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Our 501(c)(3) Tax ID is 94-1415317.

Qualified Charitable Distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts

If you’re 70.5 or older and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can make a meaningful impact for blind people of all ages though an IRA charitable rollover, also called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). A QCD counts toward your Required Minimum Distribution but does not count as taxable income. Giving to LightHouse through an IRA QCD is an easy and effective way to simplify your tax return and increase your impact on life-changing programs blind people, like Enchanted Hills Camp, Youth Employment Series and Changing Vision, Changing Life.

To make a tax-free gift from your IRA, contact your account manager or financial professional.

For transfer information, you or your broker can contact Jennifer Sachs, Director of Development, at jsachs@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7333.

Our 501(c)(3) Tax ID is 94-1415317.

Amazon Smile

SMILE! Do you order from Amazon? You can support the LightHouse while you shop.

Did you know that Amazon donates 5% of the price of eligible items to the non-profit of your choice if you shop through their special donation portal at smile.amazon.com? Imagine making charitable donations to support the vital work of the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired every time you shop.

To enroll in the program go to smile.amazon.com and search for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco. The enrollment process couldn’t be easier and takes less than five minutes. LightHouse appreciates your support of our programs through all channels, including shopping!