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Make a Financial Contribution

Make a Financial Contribution

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, all monetary gifts to Siena Francis House are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law, and are greatly appreciated.

Support Siena Francis House with Financial Contributions

Your personal donations from individuals, households, and businesses are vital to Siena Francis House. By making a gift, you support our mission of providing food, shelter, and clothing to those experiencing homelessness, aiding their journey to stable housing.

Here are ways to give:

Mail: Send a check, cash, or money order to:
Siena Francis House – PO Box 217 – Omaha, NE 68101.

Online: Use a credit/debit card or bank/ACH transfer at

Recurring Donation: Set up at

Venmo: Give via GiveButter.

Securities: Donate stocks or mutual funds.

IRA: Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (for those 70 ½ and older).

Estate Planning: Include us in your will to provide lasting support.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Support Siena Francis House with a Recurring Gift

Join the growing number of generous donors who make a lasting impact through recurring donations to Siena Francis House. By setting up a recurring donation—whether monthly, quarterly, or annually—you provide us with stable, year-round funding that ensures we can continue our vital work supporting those in need.

Recurring donations offer a convenient way for you to contribute regularly, making it easier to plan your charitable giving. It’s simple to set up and manage through our secure online giving form.

To get started, click the "Donate Now" button below. On the form, select "Recurring Donation" under the Type of Donation heading, then choose your preferred donation frequency from the pull-down menu. You can donate using a credit card, debit card, or directly from your bank account.

If you need assistance or have any questions about setting up a recurring donation, please contact Ann at 402-341-1821, ext. 1130. Your ongoing support makes a significant difference in the lives of those we serve. Thank you!

Gifts of Stock/Mutual Funds

Did you know that Siena Francis House 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.

For information regarding making a gift of stocks or mutual funds, please contact Siena Francis House at 402-341-1821 or at

Donating from an Individual Retirement Account (aka an IRA Charitable Rollover)

In January 2018, a federal tax overhaul included provisions relating to charitable giving. Most prominently, qualifying donors can still make direct transfers to charities from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without first having to recognize the distribution as income.

People over 70 1/2 years old are required to make minimum yearly distributions from their retirement accounts - which are taxed by the government. But qualifying donors are still allowed to give up to $100,000 per year from these accounts to charity, which counts toward the minimum disbursement, without being taxed. You may make tax-free transfers from your IRA or Roth IRA if:

You are 70 1/2 years old or older.

Your cumulative tax-free transfers to charity do not exceed $100,000 per tax year.

Your tax-free transfers are made directly from your IRA or Roth IRA to a qualified public charity, like the Siena/Francis House, and NOT to donor-advised funds, supporting organizations or private foundations.

Transfers completed by December 31, 202w will be free of federal income tax this year, and such gifts qualify for the 2022 required minimum distribution from donors' IRAs. Please act now to support Siena Francis House - and to fulfill your own charitable goals - by taking advantage of the planning options available to you.

For information regarding making an IRA Charitable Rollover gift, please contact Siena Francis House at 402-341-1821 or at

Estate Planning

Donors can make more lasting gifts to assist those in our community who experience homelessness by including 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 bequest, “legacy” gifts go a long way in helping our organization provide food, shelter and clothing services that so many in our community desperately need.

For more information regarding estate planning, please contact Siena Francis House at 402-341-1821 or at

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