The critical work of Birch Family Services is only possible with the support of people like yourself. See below on all the ways you can help support Birch’s mission and make a crucial contribution to the children, adolescents, and adults with autism and developmental disabilities that we support each day. Here are some of the ways you can give!

Give Today

When you donate to Birch Family Services, you make an invaluable contribution to the children, adolescents, and adults with autism and developmental disabilities that we support. With your help, we empower more than 2,000 New Yorkers and their families each day. Thank you for your support!
Make your gifts go even further through a gift-matching program! Many employers encourage philanthropic giving by matching employees’ charitable gifts. Some also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Please use the below search tool to see if your company will match your donation and to access the forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift.
Harness the power of social media to rally support for Birch Family Services. Engage your friends, family, and colleagues by creating a fundraiser through platforms like Facebook Fundraisers and Paypal Fundraisers

Give Over Time

Donating appreciated assets such as stocks, mutual funds, or real estate can be a tax-efficient way to support our cause. By donating these assets directly to Birch Family Services, you may be eligible for a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the asset, while also avoiding capital gains taxes.

Donor-advised funds are a powerful tool for tax-efficient charitable giving. By contributing to a DAF, you can take an immediate tax deduction for the full amount of your donation, and then recommend grants to our organization and other charities over time.

If you are 70½ or older and have a traditional IRA, you can make a qualified charitable distribution directly from your IRA to Birch Family Services. This distribution can count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD) and is not included in your taxable income.

Bunching charitable contributions involves consolidating several years' worth of donations into a single tax year. By doing so, you may be able to itemize deductions in that year and take advantage of the higher deduction threshold, while taking the standard deduction in other years.

Donating stock is a beneficial way to give and receive charitable donation credit for tax purposes for the full face-value of the stock. Securities can be gifted to Birch Family Services by electronic transfer. Please contact your broker to begin this process and click here to contact us.



Every donor’s financial situation is unique, and tax laws can be complex. We strongly recommend consulting with a qualified tax advisor or financial planner to explore the best strategies for your individual circumstances.