Ways to Donate

How to Donate to The Silena Semedo Foundation

Mail a Check to:

The Silena Semedo Foundation

P.O. Box 8071

Canton, OH  44711

*Please make checks payable to: The Silena Semedo Foundation

Cash Gifts

Did you know you can set up your checking account to be debited on a one-time or a regular basis making it as easy as possible for you to give to your favorite charity?

Gifts in Kind

The Silena Semedo Foundation needs many new supplies each year for school supplies and for the group home.

Planned Giving/Endowments

Planned giving is a method of supporting non-profits and charities that enables philanthropic individuals or donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. Thus, by definition, a planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.

An endowment is, quite simply, a fund built up from donations (or sometimes from a single large donation) to a non-profit. The principal (the original sum) of the fund is invested, and the income is used to fund the activities of the organization or institution. Usually, some of the income is also reinvested, allowing the principal to grow, so that the endowment becomes larger over time, and produces more income.

Advantages of Planned Giving and Endowments:

  • Tax advantages, including the possibility of giving a large gift and getting a good part of it back in tax deductions.
  • Recognition for very large gifts, donors might have a program named after them, but even smaller gifts can mean a name on a plaque or being honored in another way
  • The feeling of significance that comes from knowing they’re doing something for the community.
  • A reason to give a large amount. The existence of an endowment and/or planned giving implies that their money will do some long-term good.
  • For planned giving arrangements, the chance to be recognized for giving a gift that they aren’t really giving away till they die.
  • The opportunity to give back for valuable experiences or services or benefits.

Thank you!