Individuals and Families

Thank you for considering a gift to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County! There are a variety of ways to donate to support our mission. Please explore the options below.

Donate Online

Put your gift to work today by donating securely online .

Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, please mail your check to:

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County
3101 Latham Drive
Madison, WI 53713

Donate by Phone

To make a credit card donation by phone, call 608-255-1549 .

Tribute Gifts

Please consider presenting a family member or friend with a donation in their name. Your gesture will honor their special place in your life, or can mark a special occasion like a wedding, birthday, or anniversary. We will send the person being honored a personal note acknowledging their part in helping their neighbors in need. You can also make a donation in memory of a loved one, and we will send a memorial card to the person you designate.

Matching Gifts

Many companies have matching gift programs that double or even triple individual, tax-deductible contributions made by their employees. Ask your Human Resources office about your company’s matching gift program today.

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is an easy and efficient way to support Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, and provides us with predictable income to support our mission. We simply charge your credit card or debit your bank account each month, and you can stop or change your donation whenever you’d like. Each year we will send you a receipt for tax purposes. Start now by donating securely online .

Stock and Bonds

A charitable gift of stock or bonds can help make the dream of home ownership a reality for a deserving family while also providing potential tax savings for you. If you would like to discuss a gift of stocks or bonds, please contact Aaron Mullins at amullins@habitatdane.org or 608-255-1549 ext. 121.

Legacy Gifts

Your gift to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County helps us build simple, decent, affordable homes, but there is still much work to do – so much that it will take more than a lifetime to accomplish. Please consider making a legacy gift and continue the fight against poverty housing beyond your lifetime.

Planned gifts provide the resources that create new opportunities and preserve Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s future. These gifts can qualify for significant tax deductions and include bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.

Naming Habitat for Humanity of Dane County as a beneficiary in an IRA, life insurance policy, other financial account or in your will is one critical way that you can help provide for future stability and growth. A charitable gift annuity will let you enjoy income and tax benefits now while dedicating yourself to supporting our future work.

A bequest provision to make a gift to Habitat for Humanity in a will may be made using the following language:

I give, devise, and bequeath to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Wisconsin, a non-profit corporation located at 3101 Latham Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, _______ percent of my estate (or the sum of $_______; or _______ percent of the residue of my estate) as an unrestricted gift.

If you have already included Habitat for Humanity of Dane County in your plans, please let us know so we can thank you! For more information, please contact Aaron Mullins at 608-255-1549 ext. 121 or amullins@habitatdane.org .

Donate a car or other vehicle to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County

Do you have a car, truck, motorcycle, motorhome or boat on a trailer taking up valuable space in your driveway? Your donation helps Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s local mission of eliminating poverty housing and saves you the time and energy of finding a buyer.

By donating a car or other vehicle through our vehicle donation program, Cars for Homes™, you can help Habitat for Humanity of Dane County build houses in partnership with families in need of a hand up, not a hand out. Your donated vehicle will help us build more homes for families right here in Dane County.

It is quick and easy to donate cars, trucks, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, construction equipment, farm equipment, and other vehicles — running or not. Plus, you may be eligible for a tax deduction.

For more information about Cars for Homes™, Habitat’s official car donation program, visit carsforhomes.org . To donate a vehicle to Cars for Homes™, call 877-277-4344 toll free.

Thrivent Choice

The Thrivent Choice® program offers two ways Thrivent Members can recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes some of its charitable outreach funds. Some members can participate in both, based on eligibility. Eligible Thrivent Financial members are designated Choice Dollars, based on insurance premiums, contract values and Thrivent Financial volunteer leadership. Choice Dollars can be directed to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. If you are eligible to direct Choice Dollars, you will receive a letter in the mail at the point you become eligible. Additionally, all members 16 and older can vote during specific Voting Events to help determine where Thrivent Financial distributes a set amount of grant funds among charitable organizations. Find out more about Thrivent Choice today!

Real Estate

What if you could avoid the hassle of selling a piece of property without having to worry about getting a fair price and at the same time realize valuable income, estate tax deductions, and help a family in need realize safe and affordable housing?

When you donate a home, property, or vacant land, Habitat for Humanity may build on the property or sell it and channel the revenue towards our mission. Contact our CEO Valerie Johnson at 608-255-1549 ext. 103 or vjohnson@habitatdane.org to find out more.

ReStore

Clean out your garage and help build affordable housing in Dane County. Your donations of used, new and surplus building materials, appliances and furniture help Habitat for Humanity of Dane County to create simple, decent and affordable homes for families in need. Proceeds from the Habitat ReStores in Dane County have provided funding for 51 homes since 2002 – that’s 3-4 homes per year! Read more.

Fundraise for Habitat

Join our team and get involved! Use your creativity and passion to take an active role in fundraising, donating or spreading awareness for our cause. You can quickly and easily set up your own fundraiser using everydayhero . everydayhero is a fundraising platform to empower people like you to give back. It seamlessly integrates with services like Facebook and MapMyFitness. Learn how here!

  • Sports: Whether you are running a 5K, skydiving for the first time, or anything in between, use your next sporting opportunity to raise funds and awareness.
  • In Honor of/In Memory of: Celebrate someone amazing by raising funds to honor or remember them.
  • Birthday or holidays: Have everything you need? Why not give up your gifts and ask for donations instead! Ideas include recommending a $20 donation for your 20th birthday, or a goal of $500 total for your 50th birthday.
  • Be creative! Grow a mustache, shave your head, play a video game, dance all day….tap those creative juices and do something amazing!
  • Sponsor your build day: The average daily cost for materials of each Habitat home is $1,500. Form your team of eight volunteers and set a team goal of raising at least $1,500!

Thank you for your support!