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General Donating Information

What are the different ways I can donate to LifeMoves?

Discover the many ways you can make a difference with LifeMoves! Become a Keygiver monthly donor, make a distribution from a donor-advised fund or IRA, or contemplate a legacy gift… and much more. Your support, your choice. Explore the options at

Is there a specific email or phone number for donation-related inquiries?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at or call us at (650) 685-5880.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

LifeMoves is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your taxes, please keep your donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

What if I cannot locate my LifeMoves tax receipt?

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at or call us at (650) 685-5880 and we will send a replacement receipt to you promptly.

What is LifeMoves Tax-ID?

LifeMoves Tax-ID is 77-0160469

Can I make a donation in honor or memory of someone?

Yes, you can make a tribute gift to LifeMoves. Establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor someone or commemorate a special occasion while supporting our mission. We are happy to assist you in setting up a tribute gift at or call us at 650-685-5880.

What information should I include with my offline donation? Is there a specific address I should send my donation to?

Please make your check payable to LifeMoves and send to us at:

2550 Great America Way, Suite 201
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Online Donations

What payment methods do you accept for online donations?

LifeMoves accepts credit and debit cards, PayPal, Venmo, digital wallets such as Google Pay, and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Is your online donation process secure?

LifeMoves processes our online donations through Classy, the trusted online donation platform utilized by thousands of nonprofits. It makes managing your giving quick, simple, and secure.

Monthly Donations

Can I set up a monthly donation?

Each one of LifeMoves online donation forms provides an option to give monthly.

You can also visit this page for more information on joining the KeyGivers, our community of sustaining donors.

At LifeMoves, we believe that everyone has the power to unlock hope and change lives. That’s why our monthly donors are called KeyGivers – because they hold the key to creating lasting transformations for those facing homelessness and adversity.

How do I change or cancel my recurring donation? How do I change the credit or debit card associated with my recurring donation?

To access and edit your recurring donation yourself, log into your monthly donor Classy account. If you haven’t logged in to Classy before, create a login by using the same email address that is associated with your recurring donation. 

Have further questions or need help managing your recurring donation? We’re happy to help. Contact us at or (650) 685-5880.

Donations via DAF, IRA, or Stocks

How do I donate to LifeMoves from my DAF (Donor-Advised Fund)?

Contact your charitable fund (I.e., Fidelity, Schwab), tell them you would like to donate to LifeMoves and provide them with our tax ID: 77-0160469. Please include your name and address with your donation so we can acknowledge your gift. Please visit this page for more information.

We’re happy to help with any questions on this process. Contact us at or (650) 685-5880.

How do I donate to Lifemoves from my IRA?

The minimum age requirement for a distribution from an IRA to a charitable organization like LifeMoves is 70 1/2. The maximum donation amount in one year cannot exceed $100,000. It’s as simple as contacting your IRA custodian, specifying the amount, and designating LifeMoves as the beneficiary. Please visit this page for more information.

We’re happy to help with any questions on this process. Contact us at or (650) 685-5880.

How do I donate to LifeMoves with appreciated stock or securities?

To donate stock or other securities, please print and complete the Securities Transfer Request Form (DOC). Please visit this page for more information.

We’re happy to help with any questions on this process. Contact us at or (650) 685-5880.

Matching Gifts

Do you accept matching gifts from employers? What do I need to do to have my donation matched by my employer?

Many employers offer matching gift programs. Simply ask your HR department for details and fill out the necessary forms.

You can also visit this page to determine if your employer matches gifts and for more information on matching gifts at LifeMoves.

We’re happy to help with any questions on this process. Contact us at or (650) 685-5880.

Legacy Giving/Estate Planning

I’m interested in remembering LifeMoves in my will or estate plan – how do I get started?

We are deeply grateful for your consideration of a legacy gift to LifeMoves. Your generosity can help change lives for years to come.

To learn more and take the next step, please contact our Legacy Giving Team at or (650) 685-5880.

You can also explore more information on making a legacy gift to LifeMoves by visiting this page.

Volunteering and In-Kind Donations

How do I make an in-kind donation at LifeMoves? Who can I contact if I have a question about in-kind donations?

LifeMoves relies on generous in-kind donations of clothing, household items, children’s supplies, and more to help our clients recover things they may have lost while experiencing homelessness. Please visit this page for more information on making an in-kind gift.

We’re happy to help you with any questions on in-kind donations. Contact us at or (650) 685-5880.

Have questions?

Please call us at 650-685-5880 or email us.

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