Chinatown Community Development Center’s mission is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. By giving today, you can help families and seniors achieve the security of safe, affordable housing, break the cycle of poverty, and build long-term financial security. Financial contributions to Chinatown Community Development Center are tax-deductible.
Here are ways to support Chinatown Community Development Center to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for San Francisco residents of lower and moderate incomes.
Chinatown Community Development Center accepts gifts of cash to support our programs and services. The simplest way is write a check to Chinatown CDC. You may also use your credit card to donate through our website just by clicking on this button:
If donating by check, print out and mail this form with your donation.
Memorial or Tribute Gifts
A memorial or tribute donation is an appropriate way to remember a special person while at the same time helping others. You can celebrate a significant occasion, commemorate a milestone or recognize someone special with an honorary or memorial gift in his or her name by noting on your check or correspondence the person you wish to honor. For each memorial or tribute gift, Chinatown CDC sends notification of the gift to the individual that you designate.
Gifts of Stock
"Giving a gift of appreciated stocks to Chinatown CDC is simple and by doing so, I'm supporting their work and ensuring that later generations can secure decent, safe and affordable housing. At the same time, capital gains tax can be avoided on the appreciaton."
- Gloria So, former Board member
Chinatown Community Development Center welcomes gifts of stock. If you have stocks that have appreciated in value, giving them to Chinatown Community Development Center allows you to avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift. For more information on how to make a gift of stock, please contact the Resource Development Department @
or call 415-984-1472 for information on how to transfer stock donations electronically to Chinatown CDC’s account.
Gifts of Real Estate
If you have owned your home, vacation home or vacant property for several years, a charitable gift of real estate can be particularly tax advantageous. A year-end gift of property would save you a sizeable capital gains tax in the same way that gifts of stock do. You would also receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the property.
Be Part of Chinatown's Community Development Center's Future
By including Chinatown CDC as a beneficiary in your will or trust, you will be leaving a legacy that will help to ensure that families and seniors have access to affordable housing. If you already have a will or trust, you can amend it and include Chinatown CDC as a beneficiary. Check with your attorney or professional tax advisors to see which of the many ways to save you and your beneficiaries estate tax dollars and benefit Chinatown CDC at the same time. You can leave a legacy to your community.
Please e-mail the Resource Development Department at
or call 415-984-1472.
Other Ways to Give to Chinatown CDC
Do you have a vehicle that you would like to donate? Proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles will go to support Chinatown CDC programs and services. You receive a tax deduction for the price of the vehicle sold. Click here to submit your information, or call 415-984-1462 to get more information about donating a vehicle to us.
The Community Thrift Store in San Francisco
Do you have unwanted clothing, books, household items, jewelry, electronics and furniture in good condition? Why not donate it to the Community Thrift Store in San Francisco to benefit Chinatown CDC? We will receive a percentage of the sales of the items you donate in our name. The more you donate the more proceeds we receive. The Community Thrift Store is located at 625 Valencia Street, between 17th and 18th Streets. The donation dock is on Sycamore Alley, around the corner from the store. Make sure you designate Chinatown CDC, Charity #36, on your receipt. Keep your receipt for your tax records. You can de-clutter your house, receive a tax deduction, and support the work of Chinatown CDC all at the same time! For the flier, click here
Use GoodSearch and Benefit Chinatown CDC
Every time you use GoodSearch.com for an Internet search, we receive one cent. Although it doesn’t seem like a lot at first, you will be surprised how this will add up fast. Tell your friends and family to use GoodSearch for Internet searches and designate Chinatown CDC as your recipient charity. With full participation, some charities make several thousand dollars a year. GoodSearch is a Yahoo-powered search engine. Log onto www.goodsearch.com now!