How you can help!

One of the simplest and most meaningful ways to support Mary Graham Children’s Foundation is by making a tax-deductible donation. Every bit helps. Mary Graham Children’s Foundation ALWAYS PUTS OUR CHILDREN FIRST! Your gift will allow us to provide a variety of support services to local foster youth who have little or no resources during their most trying times. The Foundation’s goal is to provide enrichment for children while at the shelter, and scholarship support when they age out of foster care. 

We not only assist them in attending a trade school or college, but we ensure that they continue receiving necessary care by pairing them with an adult mentor to encourage them during their college years. 

You can also help by giving your time.  We are always looking for mentors for our students, and volunteers to help at our events. Contact us today to get stared!

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YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP US CREATE HOPE AND FULFILL DREAMS!

Your donation to the Foundation funds our Trade School and College Scholarship Program. This unique program makes it possible for bright, young adults with no parental support to attend college or trade schools and move onto fruitful careers. Without your support, these foster youth may not have the opportunity to further their education, and may never realize their hopes and dreams.

The support you give will also help ensure that the time our foster youth spend in the Shelter will be as comforting as possible. Your donations allow for typical childhood outings like taking in a ball game, or going to the movies. It also allows the bringing in of outside specialist to work with the children on projects such as artwork and music lessons. Without you, these types of activities would no be offered.

The Mary Graham Foundation is a private, nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization and your financial donations are fully deductible. No donation is too large or small.

Tax ID number 94-3377000

Different ways you can donate.

DONATE ON-LINE OR BY MAIL

Make a secure online gift by using the “Donate” button. This will take you to a secure online donation via “PayPal” or mail in your donation to P.O. Box 792, Stockton, CA 95201.  






LEAVING A LEGACY

Whether you are a lifelong or a new donor, you can make a life changing gift through a planned will, trust, life insurance, gift of stock or other vehicle. Gifts may be made in the form of money, property, investments or a portion of an estate. An attorney, accountant or financial advisor can help determine the type of gift that is right for you.

IN KIND DONATION

You can provide life changing experiences and opportunities through donations of in kind items. Donations of in kind items help us maximize the amount of funds that are dedicated to our Enrichment Program and Trade School & College Scholarship Program.

Our needs vary, so please contact our office at (209) 403-5654 for more information. Donated items must be new.

Thank you for your support, your generosity will not be forgotten.

Tax ID number 94-3377000

LAW CHANGE ALERT

The ability to make a tax-free IRA distribution to charity has been permanently extended by the Protecting Americans from tax Hikes Act of 2015 (2015 PATH Act). Individuals age 70 1/2and older can distribute otherwise taxable traditional and Roth IRA amounts directly to certain tax-exempt charities. The distributions are call qualified charitable distributions. They are federal income tax-free to the donor. A qualified charitable distribution counts as a distribution for purposes of the required minimum distribution. Therefore, you can arrange to simply donate amounts that you would otherwise be required to receive (and pay tax on). For more information on the Law change, please contact your accountant.

Lend and extra hand

Volunteer for one of our events.

Kids Classic Golf

The Mary Graham Kids Classic is held at the Stockton Golf and Country Club. The day is filled with 18 holes of golf with lunch, dinner and terrific prizes.

Kids Art Auction

This event auctions art created by residents at the Mary Graham Children’s Shelter. All proceeds are used to support the art and music therapy programs and trade school & college scholarships.

Great Chefs

Great Chefs of San Joaquin is an annual food and wine pairing event that celebrates the San Joaquin food and wine scene. Local chefs create a signature dish which is paired with the perfect local wine.

Making a difference

BECOME A MENTOR

Contact us at (209) 403-5654 for more information.