Why Donate

Did You Know?

  • $10.00 a week will provide an abused child the ability to be safe and live free of fear.
  • $15.00 a month will help an individual cope with the tragic death of a loved one.
  • $25.00 a month will enable a couple to grow in their relationship and demonstrate unconditional love for one another.
  • $50.00 a month will help a family heal from the ravages of alcohol or drug abuse and to help maintain the family unit.

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Donate Through the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

As you may know, many of our clients are either unemployed or underemployed. Although this is not a requirement for our services, for many of our folks, we are an affordable option to receive quality services. Each person who pays a co-pay based on their household size and income leaves us with a deficit that we try to make up through grants, United Way allocations, and personal donations. Given this fact, financial donations at any level are greatly appreciated and help to cover the expense associated with high quality counseling services.

If you have questions or wish to donate an item, please contact Stephen Jarrell at 260-744-4326.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes that they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

NAP Tax Credits

Did you know that your tax deductible donation to Headwaters Counseling may also qualify for a tax credit on your Indiana state tax return?

Headwaters Counseling (formerly as Family and Children’s Services) has been awarded tax credits as part of the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to benefit our counseling programs. For every dollar you donate under this program to Headwaters Counseling ($100 minimum), you will receive 50 percent of your contribution as a direct tax credit on your Indiana state income tax return. Unlike a federal tax deduction, these credits can be applied to your Indiana state tax liability.

Additionally, because Headwaters Counseling is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, any contribution to Headwaters Counseling may also be taken as a federal tax deduction (consult your tax advisor for advice about your particular situation).

Tax credits are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is a wonderful opportunity to help support the programs of Headwaters Counseling and to get a real tax savings in the process.


Note: If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Stephen Jarrell or Sharon Dunn at 260-744-4326 to make sure credits are still available.

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