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More Ways to Give

There are many different ways for you to provide important support to Alley Cat Allies’ lifesaving work for cats.

Alley Cat Allies’ Personalized Checks

Ready to order new checks? Make your next batch of checks go to work for Alley Cat Allies. By ordering your own personal “Alley Cat Allies” themed checks from Message Products, you can help protect and improve the lives of cats. Message Products will donate a small percentage of your order back to Alley Cat Allies. Order your new checks today.

Donor Advised Funds

If you have established a donor advised fund, it may be possible to recommend a charity to receive all or part of the assets remaining in the fund after your lifetime. You can name Alley Cat Allies as a beneficiary for part or all of these assets. For more information, please contact the Development team at 1-866-309-6207 or donate@alleycat.org.

Endowed Funds

Consider establishing a permanently endowed, named fund at Alley Cat Allies with a gift of $100,000 or more. You may choose to create a fund for general program support or for support of a specific program area of special interest to you. There are many wonderful opportunities for permanent, named funds at Alley Cat Allies—please contact the Development team at 1-866-309-6207 or donate@alleycat.org if you wish to explore these.

Forget-Me-Not Legacy Society

Alley Cat Allies invites you to join hundreds of Legacy supporters who have already acted to ensure the future of our organization by becoming a member of the Forget-Me-Not-Society, an exclusive group of dedicated supporters who have included Alley Cat Allies in their estate plans. We look forward to working with you to design a gift that meets your charitable and financial goals. Learn more about Alley Cat Allies’ planned giving programs.

Gifts in Kind

The acceptance of personal property and closely held stocks will be determined on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact the Development team at 1-866-309-6207 or donate@alleycat.org.
View the list of in-kind donors for the current fiscal year »

Gifts of Securities and Assets

Stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, and other securities offer alternative ways to give that can benefit both you and Alley Cat Allies. When donating assets that have appreciated in value, you can avoid capital gains taxes. In some cases, Alley Cat Allies also accepts gifts of non-liquid assets such as real estate, art, jewelry, and valuable collections. Learn more about securities donations.

Grants

Alley Cat Allies’ Development Staff is available to complete letters of inquiry, funding proposals, and grant applications as well as provide financial and other supporting materials required by foundations and corporations interested in donating to Alley Cat Allies. Foundations and corporations interested in making grants to Alley Cat Allies should contact the Development team at 1-866-309-6207 or donate@alleycat.org.

Insurance Gifts

There are several ways to turn insurance policies into charitable instruments: You can take a life insurance policy out on yourself that is owned by Alley Cat Allies; you can name Alley Cat Allies as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or annuity for death proceeds; or you can transfer ownership of an existing policy to Alley Cat Allies, which is ideal for a life insurance policy that contains a benefit you no longer want or need.   To learn more about using your life insurance policy as a gift opportunity, please contact the Development team at 1-866-309-6207, or donate@alleycat.org.

Matching Gifts

Many companies encourage philanthropic interest among their employees by offering matching gift programs. Please check with the human resources director of your company to see if your donations can be matched. This is an easy and effective way to double and even triple your contribution to Alley Cat Allies. To learn more about matching gift opportunities, email donate@alleycat.org.

Vehicle Donations

Our vehicle donation program lets you turn your used car, van, truck, RV, motorcycle, boat, or even airplane into a charitable contribution to Alley Cat Allies. Proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles pump much-needed dollars into our programs. Donate your vehicle today.

Ways to Give at Work

Many workplaces coordinate charitable giving campaigns for their employees. These campaigns allow employees to donate to charities of their choice through one-time gifts and regular payroll deductions. Your office may also collect donations through Charitable Choices, Independent Charities of America, or United Way. Learn more about ways to give at work.