Ways to Give

Ways to Give to Just A Start

A caring community is powerful – and so is your contribution.

Contributions to Just A Start fuel our mission to create access to stable housing and build pathways to economic opportunity. However you choose to give, we’re grateful for your support.

“It’s all about the young people and the families of Cambridge. Everything I’ve done has been for them. I hope I have made life better for our neighbors, our families, and our friends by helping children and their parents take advantage of every opportunity that would open doors for them. A blessing for them? More like a thousand blessings for me to have touched the lives of so many wonderful people.”

– Ruby Pierce Donohue, Just A Start donor and community partner

Donate online or by mail

Donate online:
Mail a check:

Just A Start
1035 Cambridge Street #12
Cambridge, MA 02141

Participate in the Community Investment Tax Credit Program

The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) Program helps donors and community development corporations, like Just A Start, to double their impact together.

When you donate $1,000 or more to Just A Start, you’re eligible to receive a Massachusetts state income tax credit equivalent to 50% of your contribution.

Participating in the CITC program is as easy as making your contribution and checking a box on the donation form. Individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations are all able to participate in the CITC program.

We have $250,000 in CITC credits available to donors in 2021. Don’t wait until they run out – make your CITC donation today!

For any questions about the CITC program, please contact Carmen Chan, Director of Philanthropy, at CarmenChan@justastart.org or 617-918-7558. Thank you!

Other Ways to Give

We welcome your contribution however you choose to make your impact. For assistance with any of the below giving opportunities, please contact Carmen Chan, Director of Philanthropy, at CarmenChan@justastart.org or 617-918-7558. Thank you!

Donor-Advised Fund: Do you have a donor-advised fund? Use the simple DAF Direct portal (on the sidebar of the Donate page) to recommend a gift to Just A Start. Because electronic transfers are made without identifying the donor, please notify us when the transfer is made to ensure proper credit of your gift.

Gifts of Stock: Donate appreciated stocks and avoid capital gains tax, while receiving a charitable deduction of the fair market value. 

IRA Charitable Rollover: If you are 70 ½ or older, you may make a gift through your IRA account, while reducing your income tax. You must notify your IRA administrator to directly send the gift to Just A Start. 

Bequests: Do you want to leave a legacy that transforms a family through the opportunity of an affordable home? Just A Start specializes in managing home bequests, working with you to ensure that your property will become an affordable home for a new family. 

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