Ways of Giving

There are many ways to support CHD – now and in the future. For more information about any of these options, please contact the Development Office at (413) 733-8252 or donations@chd.org.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a wonderful way to combine your desire for charitable giving with your estate and financial planning goals. When you make a planned gift to CHD, you leave a powerful legacy of caring that is positively life changing.

Planned giving instruments include gifts from a variety of sources: a will, a living trust, a charitable gift annuity, charitable life income trust, retirement plan, life insurance and/or real estate. The size and nature of your gift will depend on your financial and philanthropic goals. CHD offers planned giving arrangements for supporters at all income levels. Your gift can be anything from an outright bequest in your will to more sophisticated arrangements that can offer income opportunities and tax benefits.

Please contact our development office to discuss what option is best for you.


You can create an endowment with CHD as the beneficiary. An endowment is a fund that is established for a specific, defined purpose. In an endowment fund the principal is invested, and only a portion of the earnings is spent. Any expenditures must go to fund the goals of the endowment. The rest of the earnings are directed back into the fund so that the endowment grows over time. Please contact the CHD development office to learn more about endowment opportunities.

Event and Program Sponsorships

Are you looking for a way to help people in need — and enhance your company’s reputation for caring? Sponsoring or underwriting a CHD community event or program can give you the positive visibility you desire. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

Gifts of Stock, Real Estate and Property

Many CHD donors prefer to make gifts of stocks, bonds, real estate and other property. Such gifts may offer tax advantages. Please consult with your financial advisor or lawyer about making such a gift. If you have any questions, please contact our development director at (413) 733-8252 or donations@chd.org.

United Way

CHD receives funding from United Way directly and through company payroll deduction programs. You can designate CHD as a donor recipient on your United Way payroll deduction form, or contact our development office to learn more.