Many private and public employers offer the opportunity to make tax-deductible donations through payroll giving.
These employer-sponsored programs may have an annual or ongoing enrollment period and may either be run through third parties like the United Way or directly through your employer. Your donation is typically split between each pay period, resulting in a recurring, manageable deduction from your paycheck.
Why payroll deduction may be a great fit for you:
It’s easy: You set up your gift once and your employer’s system takes care of the rest.
It’s bite-sized: Spread your giving throughout the year to keep it affordable to you.
It’s stress-reducing: Rest easy at year’s end knowing your tax-deductible giving is taken care of.
Why we also think it’s a good deal:
It’s sustainable: Year-round giving means that we can be there year-round for the Chicago communities that depend on us.
It’s efficient: The more people that give in a predictable and ongoing way, the fewer resources we need to commit to new fundraising projects.
It adds up: Every gift makes a difference, no matter the size. A monthly gift of $50 will waterproof an entire home, while a monthly gift of $100 will sponsor an entire resident-led beautification project each year.
How to get started:
Find out what your company offers: Talk with your Human Resources team to discover how and when to enroll in payroll deduction.
Designate to Habitat Chicago!*: To make sure your gifts reach us, you’ll need to designate your pledge by using our Employer Identification Number. Keep in mind, there are a lot of Habitat organizations out there and our EIN is really the best way to make sure you’ve got the right one!
Habitat Chicago Employer Identification Number: 46-0494889
*What happens if Habitat Chicago isn’t on your employer’s list already? You can ask your Human Resources team to add us or just let us know and we can work on that part directly.
*What happens if I can’t use an EIN to look up Habitat Chicago? That’s fine – use our name and address, just double check it’s us before submitting!
Name: Habitat for Humanity Chicago (formerly Windy City Habitat for Humanity; AKA Habitat for Humanity International)
Address: 1100 W Cermak Rd. Ste. 404, Chicago, IL 60608
Ever wish you could multiply your gift to Habitat for Humanity Chicago? Thousands of companies have Matching Gift programs that double or even triple individual contributions made by their employees, retirees and even spouses of employees. Check with your employer’s Human Resources department to see if and how you can have your gifts matched.
If you need a form filled out to complete your match request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.