Making a Difference with Your Donation

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A gift to WISE & Healthy Aging is a gift of security and advocacy to seniors living throughout Los Angeles.  As the number of older adults in our community grows, so will the need.  Your generous support can help us meet this growing need.

Celebration of Caring 4WEBsmWhile WISE & Healthy Aging holds special fundraising events throughout the year, including the Celebration of Caring and An Afternoon Tea, there are many other ways to support WISE & Healthy Aging:

Cash or Check   WISE & Healthy Aging is pleased to accept a donation at any time. Checks should be made out to WISE & Healthy Aging, and mailed to WISE & Healthy Aging, 1527 4th St., 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Credit Card Contributions  This can be done on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Contributions are accepted via Visa, MasterCard or American Express. If you wish to make an online donation, click here.

Tribute or Memorial Gifts   When an occasion calls for a special remembrance, birthday, anniversary, graduation or other type of gift, a tax-deductible contribution to WISE & Healthy Aging makes a gift that gives in many ways. Tribute or memorial cards are mailed promptly. Donors receive a separate acknowledgment of their gift. To make an online tribute or memorial gift, click here.

United Way   You may direct United Way payroll gifts to "WISE & Healthy Aging."

Vehicle Donation  Your old car, truck, boat, motorcycle or recreational vehicle can bring valuable support to WISE & Healthy Aging when you donate it through Cars4Causes. You will receive a charitable deduction on your taxes while supporting WISE & Healthy Aging.

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds or Real Estate   You can avoid capital gains taxes by donating shares of appreciated stock or real estate directly to WISE and Health Aging. It is also possible to donate the house you live in and remain living there until your death. At that point, it passes to Wise & Healthy Aging. To do this, call WISE & Healthy Aging at (310) 394-9871 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bequests    One of the simplest ways to support WISE & Healthy Aging is to make a gift through your will or trust. This can be done as a set gift, as a percentage of your estate or by making WISE & Healthy Aging the beneficiary of your estate.

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), Pension Funds or other Retirement Funds    You may make WISE & Healthy Aging the beneficiary of your IRA. In many cases, tax penalties are high when such accounts are inherited by family members. By making WISE & Healthy Aging the beneficiary, you avoid the taxes and receive a tax credit for a charitable contribution.

Insurance   You may make WISE & Healthy Aging the primary or secondary beneficiary of an insurance policy.