Ways To Give

Every Gift Transforms Lives

Annual Giving

  • Monthly Giving – Partners in Prosperity

    Giving made easy. The monthly giving club, Partners in Prosperity (PIPS), provides an opportunity for you to give in a way that works within your budget on a monthly or quarterly basis. When you enroll in the Monthly Giving Club, your charge card will be automatically billed every month or quarter, as you determine, making it easy to extend your generosity to the Greater Contribution throughout the year.

  • Transfers of Stocks and Securities

    Make a significant impact by donating appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds, directly to charity.

  • Tribute Gifts in Honor or Memory

    Honor a friend, colleague or loved one, celebrate an occasion, or remember a loved one by giving a gift in their honor or memory.

  • Matching Gifts

    Double the impact of your gift through your employer’s Matching Gift Program. Contact your Human Resources Office for more information.

Corporate Giving

Partner with The Greater Contribution to provide literacy and business skills programs and provide micro loans to impoverished women so they may lift themselves and their families out of poverty and create a sustainable future. Your company’s support directly transforms lives. Your corporate sponsorship will meet your company’s charitable goals while you receive brand recognition.

Foundation and Government Giving

Maximize the impact of your philanthropy by partnering with The Greater Contribution to transform the lives of impoverished women now and in the future.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts allow you to create your own legacy and meet your own financial and philanthropic goals while providing impoverished women with the skills and education needed to change their lives into the future.

Legacy Society

Planned gift donors become members of The Greater Contribution Legacy Society. The Society recognizes and honors the visionary individuals, couples and families who have included The Greater Contribution in their estate plans, ensuring that the work you care about continues for future generations.

Your planned gift is your ultimate gift, your legacy.

You are a change-maker!

Your planned gift establishes a lasting legacy of your personal values while ensuring that future generations of women will be empowered to change their lives through literacy and business education, micro loans, and peer mentoring. Your legacy transforms lives and helps women lift themselves out of poverty while meeting your financial and philanthropic goals.

Types of Planned Gifts

  • Bequest

    You may make a bequest or gift through your estate by including a provision in your will or living trust, or by naming The Greater Contribution as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

  • Endowment

    A gift to our Endowment Fund accumulates with interest from year to year and supports the long-term sustainability of TGC.

  • Life Income Gifts – Appreciated Securities

    Gifts may include transfers of securities, cash or other property, and your gift can provide you with excellent tax advantages.

  • Charitable Gift Annuity

    You’ll receive fixed lifetime income and significant tax benefits.

  • Charitable Lead Trust

    A charitable lead trust makes an annual payment to The Greater Contribution for a period of years. At the end of the term, the remaining assets are distributed to your children or other beneficiaries.

  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

    This generates predictable income for life or a term of years. You establish a trust from which you and/or other beneficiaries receive annual payments of a fixed dollar amount for life and/or a specific term of years, after which the remainder of the trust is designated to The Greater Contribution.

  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust

    You establish a trust from which you and/or your beneficiaries receive variable annual payments for the life and/or term of years. At the end of the term, the remainder of the assets goes to The Greater Contribution for the program area that you prefer.

  • Deferred Charitable Gift Annuity

    A flexible gift annuity option that creates future income for you or a loved one.

  • Donor Advised Funds

    A tool for you and your family to make transformative gifts to The Greater Contribution and to your other favorite charities.

  • Life Insurance Policies

    Make a meaningful philanthropic gift while preserving other assets for yourself and your family.

  • Real Estate

    Support The Greater Contribution through a gift of real estate while reducing taxes and eliminating the burden of maintaining or selling your property.

  • Retained Life Estate

    Donate your residence and continue to live there for life.

  • Retirement Assets

    You may select The Greater Contribution as a beneficiary of a retirement plan and minimize taxes while leaving fewer taxed assets to loved ones.

  • Tangible Personal Property

    Contact The Greater Contribution if you have an item of art, coins, jewelry or other tangible items you’d like to donate.

Secure Donations and Privacy

The Greater Contribution is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and does not sell or share a donor’s personal information.


Mail your donation to:

The Greater Contribution
1336 Moorpark Rd., Suite 208
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


Make your secure donation today by clicking on the “Donate” button.


Sandy Galin, Director of Development, at 805-660-0576 or sandy.galin@greatercontribution.org.