Other Ways to Give
Your donation will provide food for the hungry, medical care for the sick, and other services that protect and transform the lives of those experiencing homelessness in our community.
To make a credit card donation over the phone, please call 202.797.8806 and say "Monetary Donations" when prompted.
To make a donation by mail, please print out and mail this Contribution Form to:
71 O Street NW
Washington DC 20001
You can provide consistent support to SOME with monthly contributions that are automatically deducted from your checking account or credit card. You will retain complete control of your giving and may increase, decrease, or suspend your contributions at any time via our Self-Service Portal.
To make a monthly gift by credit card, click here.
To make a monthly gift from your checking account, please contact Samuel Spalding at 202.892.6362 or [email protected].
Honor and Memorial Gifts
Honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a special event in a friend or family member’s life by making a gift in their name. We will notify them of your gift via a personalized email or, if you choose, a personalized card. Due to time constraints, our limited staff is unable to hand-write cards for more than 10 recipients. We would be happy to mail the blank cards and envelopes to you.
Select the “I’d like to make this contribution in honor or memory of someone” option on our online form to send an e-card or contact Alison Donovan at 202.235.1574 or a[email protected] to send a card by mail.
If your loved one has selected SOME as the beneficiary of memorial gifts, please contact Alison Donovan at 202.235.1574 or [email protected]
Create Your Own Fundraiser
Click here to create your own online fundraiser to support SOME's misison and work. You will be able to personalize your page and share it with your family, friends, and colleagues. All donations will come directly to SOME and ensure that no one who comes to us for help ever has to be turned away. Online fundraisers can be created for a company, organization, or any type of group.
Bequests and Planned Giving
Your planned gift to SOME may be part of a comprehensive estate plan that will enable you to provide for family, loved ones, and SOME, in ways that maximize personal objectives and minimize taxes. It may also complete a lifetime of giving or allow one to make a gift that might not have been possible during one’s lifetime.
To receive a hard-copy of our planned giving booklet, “Legacy of Hope” please contact Steven Marcus, Major Gifts Officer at 202.350.9199 or [email protected]. SOME’s legal name is SOME, Inc. (So Others Might Eat). SOME’s Federal Tax ID Number is 23-7098123.
Corporate Matching Gifts
An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. Many corporations have giving programs in which they match employee gifts to qualifying organizations. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. Learn more.
You can donate stocks or bonds, transfer a mutual fund, or transfer an IRA distribution to SOME.
Stocks and Bonds
The two-step procedure for donating stock or bonds to SOME is as follows:
1. Transfer the gift directly to our investment account at Charles Schwab DTC Firm Number: 0164 Code 40 Account Name: SOME, Inc. Account Number: 1752-4701
2. Notify SOME of your gift by contacting Steven Marcus at [email protected] or at 202.350.9199. Please include the name and number of shares of the stock, bonds, or funds donated, and your full name and address, including a phone number in case our broker needs additional information.
Step 2 is very important because it will allow us to record and to thank you for your gift. We will not know who you are if you or your broker does not notify us. If stock that you have held for more than a year has increased, you will maximize your tax benefits by donating it. You can deduct (to the extent provided by law) the mean value of the stock on the day SOME receives it into our account.
If you have a Vanguard account, you can easily transfer mutual funds to SOME. Download the “Giving Fund Shares to Organizations” Form from the Vanguard website, fill it in, and mail or email it to Steven Marcus at [email protected] for completion. We will send it to Vanguard for processing. If you are planning your transaction to occur in a particular year, please send the forms to us at least 10 days before the last business day of that year.
Support SOME by making a charitable gift in Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. We accept donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 40 leading cryptocurrencies. Making a cryptocurrency donation to support SOME helps individuals and families experiencing poverty and homelessness in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, you can deduct your crypto gift to SOME to the fullest extent permitted by law and significantly reduce what you may otherwise owe in capital gains.
Please contact Steven Marcus at 202-350-9199 or [email protected] to learn more about the impact of giving cryptocurrency to SOME.
Donor Advised Fund
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a special philanthropic account at a financial institution, community foundation, or public charity to recommend grants to you favorite organizations like SOME.
There are three things you may need when recommending a grant from your DAF to SOME:
Our Legal Name is SOME, Inc.; Our Tax Identification Number is now 23-7091823; and our principal office is located at 71 O St NW, Washington, DC 20011. Once you recommend a grant to SOME, please notify Steven Marcus at 203-350-9199 or [email protected] of your fund name, the amount of your grant, and any other pertinent details.
Individual Retirement Account
Transferring an IRA distribution to a charity allows retirees to avoid paying income tax on the amount withdrawn, and these qualified charitable distributions can be used to satisfy IRA required minimum distributions. Qualifying distributions may be made in amounts up to $100,000 per year. To learn more about directing your qualified charitable distribution to SOME contact Steven Marcus at [email protected] or 202-350-9199.
SOME accepts all types of vehicles from all 50 states. Please click here or call 844-SOME-AUTO to learn more.
You may designate SOME in your Combined Federal Campaign (#74405) or United Way Campaign (#8189) giving.