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.
– Ruby Pierce Donohue, Just A Start donor and community partner
Donate online or by mail
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!
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.