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Direct Giving

Some of the most common ways to make a gift to 1,000 Dreams Fund are to use a credit or debit card, or to write a check.

A gift of cash could be right for you if:

  • You want the easiest way to donate to 1,000 Dreams Fund.
  • You want the largest possible income tax charitable deduction for your gift.
  • You would like to make a gift to 1,000 Dreams Fund that has the greatest immediate impact.

How It Works

You make a gift of cash directly to 1,000 Dreams Fund and you receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction. Click here to donate directly on our website.

Prefer to donate via check? Please click here to fill out a quick form, print it, and attach it with your donation.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Corporate matching gift programs are a form of giving back in which organizations financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations. When you make a donation as an employee, you need to request a matching gift from your employer. Your employer then makes their own donation to 1,000 Dreams Fund, easily doubling your impact!

Check with your employer (HR teams are a great resource) for existing programs then select 1,000 Dreams Fund as your beneficiary. Many companies match employees’, retirees’, and employees’ spouses’ charitable contributions on both monetary donations and volunteer hours. Matching gifts help build community relationships and furthers the impact made by employee contributions.

In-kind donations include any and all non-monetary donations, including goods and services, to 1,000 Dreams Fund.

If you have other ideas or specific services you would like to bring to our programing please contact our Office of Gift Planning at development@1000dreamsfund.org.

Honor someone you love by helping someone in need. Give in honor, memory or celebration today!

  • Memorial donations are gifts to 1,000 Dreams Fund in memory of someone who has passed away. Some families request a memorial donation in lieu of flowers or other tribute gifts. Create a fund in your honoree’s memory, or contribute to an existing fund or program. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one’s memory while keeping their legacy alive.
  • Tribute gifts are donations to 1,000 Dreams Fund in honor of an individual, group, occasion such as a birthday. This is a wonderful way to commemorate a milestone or loved one while supporting our mission. Your tribute gift will extend the legacy of the honoree or event, and will make a difference in the lives of the talented young women in need we serve.
  • To make your tribute gift or memorial donation now, donate via our online giving portal. You will have the opportunity to enter the details of your tribute gift or memorial donation at the end of the payment process.

To make payment via check, note the tribute/memoriam in the memo and complete the check donation form.

Individuals and families who donate $1,000 or more annually help 1,000 Dreams Fund maintain and expand our capacity to continue reaching women in need from all different backgrounds with a myriad of BIG dreams. Through your generosity and commitment, you can make a real difference.

  • Join the Dream Champions Circle: Dream Champions Circle members follow in the footsteps of our organization’s first dream, to fund 1,000 women nationwide. As a Dream Champion, you are helping advance our life-changing mission with an annual gift of at least $1,000 and less than $5,000.Dream Champions Circle Recognition and Engagement Opportunities:
    • Regular updates on the impact of your generosity
    • Special recognition to honor your dedication to 1,000 Dreams Fund
    • Exclusive invitations to 1,000 Dreams Fund events in your area
  • Join the Chandran Challenge: Chandran Challenge members deepen their commitment by contributing an annual gift of at least $5,000 and less than $10,000, establishing themselves as true leaders. These generous donors ensure that 1,000 Dreams Fund will always be there for those women students most in need.Chandran Challenge Recognition and Engagement Opportunities:
    Regular updates on the impact of your generosity

    • Special recognition to honor your dedication to 1,000 Dreams Fund
    • Invitations to leadership calls providing updates on major initiatives
    • Exclusive invitations to 1,000 Dreams Fund events in your area and nationwide
  • Join the Dreamer Society: Members of our esteemed Dreamer Society — individuals, families and family foundations who contribute at least $10,000 annually — provide vital financial support that enables us to fulfill our mission across the United States and beyond.Dreamer Society Recognition and Engagement Opportunities:
    • Regular updates on the impact of your investment in our students and overall mission
      Special recognition to honor your dedication to 1,000 Dreams Fund
    • Invitations to leadership calls providing updates on major initiatives
    • Exclusive invitations to 1,000 Dreams Fund events in your area and nationwide
    • Additional experiences with 1,000 Dreams Fund’s senior leadership including engagement with our Founder & CEO Christie Garton and Board of Directors

Create your own fundraiser through one of the options below to help you rally support through fundraising. Fundraising encourages supporters to utilize their own network to raise money on behalf of an organization. Supporters use an online platform to engage their friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to donate to a fundraising page that directs funds to 1,000 Dreams Fund. Our team can help you set it all up!

  • Option 1: Create Your Own Fundraiser
    Fundraise your way by energizing your community through celebrating a special occasion or being creative to help those women students most in need. Whether a dinner in honor of a loved one or a special occasion, or a fitness event inspiring your network to get involved – the possibilities are endless.
  • Option 2: Start Your Online Fundraiser
    Turn your compassion into action and create an online fundraiser supporting 1,000 Dreams Fund. Consider your favorite social media platform (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter ‘X’, TikTok) and design the fundraiser of your choice.
  • Option 3: Play Games or Livestream
    Play your favorite games while raising life-changing funds for women and femmes in gaming or any of our 1DF programs. You can help provide support to those BIG dreams with your charity stream.

Have another idea? Or interested in another fundraiser you want to bring to life? Work directly with our development team (development@1000dreamsfund.org) to determine the right event-type for you.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT PROFESSIONAL LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE. YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR LEGAL AND TAX ADVISORS REGARDING YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION.