Your donations help support Bellefaire JCB programs
Philanthropy is at the core of Bellefaire JCB, a tradition that has become increasingly important as the agency strives to meet the growing needs of the communities it serves.
We rely on gifts to continue to provide and improve the services we offer to our clients. Your support allows us to fulfill our mission of helping children and preserving families. A gift to Bellefaire JCB demonstrates your belief in our mission and reinforces your commitment to make a difference. We welcome your inquires and look forward to the opportunity to speak with you.
Director of Organizational Advancement
22001 Fairmount Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44118
You can either mail your gift (check made payable to Bellefaire JCB) and send to the address above or make a gift online using our secure online donation form.
Ways to Give
Gifts of cash
Cash contributions are deductible as an itemized tax deduction in the year you make the donation, up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Excess charitable contributions can be carried forward for up to five additional years.
Gifts of securities
The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield. In order to preserve tax advantages, it is critical that you transfer the physical securities to Bellefaire JCB rather than the proceeds from a sale.
Gifts of real estate
If you own property that is not subject to a mortgage and has appreciated in value, a charitable gift may be an attractive option. You can claim an income tax deduction based upon the fair market value of the property you have owned for more than one year, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Or, you can transfer your home to us now and continue to use the property for life.
Create an endowed fund. With a minimum of $5,000, you can select from any number of programs, services or special purposes to support Bellefaire JCB and make a lasting contribution to the agency’s future. Your contribution will continue to grow through reinvestment, as well as through additional donations. Annual distributions are used to support the specified activity or purpose. Funds can be named as requested by the donor.