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Monetary Donation Options

The main source of financial support of the Siena/Francis House is from personal donations from individuals and households in our community. In general, donors make personal charitable contributions to our shelter because they value our mission of providing food, shelter, and clothing to the poorest of our community.

Other donors make more lasting gifts to support the poor and homeless of our community by including the Siena/Francis House in their estates, as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or as a beneficiary of a retirement account. These types of “legacy” gifts go a long way in helping our organization provide food, shelter, and clothing services that so many in our community desperately need.

Or you can make checks payable to:

Siena/Francis House

And send to: 
P.O. Box 217 DTS
Omaha, NE  68101

Gifts of Stock/Mutual Funds

Did you know that the Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter accepts gifts of securities, such as stocks and mutual fund holdings?

How:  You transfer appreciated stocks or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to Siena/Francis House. We will sell your securities and use the proceeds in support of our programs that serve the homeless.

Benefits:  You will receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of their transfer, regardless of what you originally paid for them. You will pay no capital gains tax on the shares you transfer when we sell the securities.

Gifts of appreciated securities and mutual funds are deductible up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income the year you make the gift.

Important:   Please contact Siena/Francis House prior to the transfer so we can assist you with instructions for your broker. This will also help our staff identify your gift when it is received, and acknowledge and thank you in a timely manner.

Please contact Siena/Francis House Development Director Tim Sully at tsully@sienafrancis.org or at 402-341-1821 to initiate a gift of stock or mutual fund shares to the Siena/Francis House.

Don’t wait until December 31--Ask your brokerage account manager about the date by which you need to initiate a transfer in order to receive a 2017 tax benefit.

Monthly Donation Options

You may now have your donation automatically withdrawn from your bank account or your credit card by filling out our donation form HERE and selecting the recurring gift option on the form. If you have questions or would like help with either of these options please call Dawn Olijnek or Tim Sully at 402-341-1821.

Our Impact This Year

  • People Served

    3,146

  • Nights of Shelter

    140,214

  • Meals Served

    320,790

  • People Housed

    182

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