What’s at Stake
Where a child grows up is the single most important factor determining whether he or she will have a secure, successful life or one filled with struggle and instability. Today, millions of parents and children nationwide live in communities disconnected from vital resources such as affordable homes, good school, jobs, transit options and basic health care. Your support can help close the gaps that hinder the dreams and potential of too many families.
How We’re Helping
All over the country – from New York to Cleveland to San Francisco – we work with partners to create and preserve well-designed, affordable homes. Our national programs and initiatives are designed to lift the burden on more than 11.4 million families who spend more than half of their income on paying the rent. No family should have to make the choice between paying rent and buying groceries or taking their child to the doctor. In addition, local and regional programs address critical issues like homelessness, lead-safe housing and financial literacy to help families build a foundation of stability and success. And our robust policy and advocacy efforts seek to strengthen local, state and national policies and improve, expand and strengthen critical affordable housing and community development programs.
Your Gift Makes a Difference
We can’t do it alone. We need the help of corporations, foundations and individuals to drive the change we seek and create opportunities for people and communities across the nation. Contributions support general operations, national initiatives and our work on the ground in key cities and regions.
Every day, someone in America moves into a better place to live, thanks to Enterprise. We create affordable homes in diverse, thriving communities connected to opportunity – schools, jobs, health care, transit and more. Because where you live matters. Please join us in making a difference for families across the country.
We have a long track record as a good steward of public and private dollars, a responsibility we take very seriously.
- We have been rated a Four Star Charity for over five consecutive years by Charity Navigator, placing us in the top 9% of thousands of nonprofits evaluated by the nation’s largest and most-utilized charity watchdog site.
- We hold GuideStar's Platinum Seal of Transparency, its highest available metric, by voluntarily sharing the measures of progress and results used to pursue our mission.
- Of every dollar donated to Enterprise in 2018, 91% went toward supporting our charitable purpose.
Ways to Give
We offer a variety of options to best accommodate your charitable gift.
- One-Time or Monthly Contributions
- Memorials and Tributes
Make a gift in memory or in honor of someone special. Your gift will be communicated with a card from Enterprise and recognized in our annual report.
Make your contribution online or mail your check to us at:
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
PO Box 64854
Baltimore, MD 21264-4854
- Matching Gifts
Many companies offer generous matching gift programs that allow you to double the value of your gift with their help. Check to see if your company is one of them. By completing a simple matching gift form from your employer, you can have twice the impact.
- Appreciated Securities
Donations of stocks, bonds and mutual funds are welcome and can provide valuable tax benefits. View the securities transfer form and instructions for specific information.
- Planned Giving: The Legacy Society
Make a commitment to Enterprise through your will or other estate plans, and you can receive numerous tax benefits while achieving your philanthropic goals.
- Individual Donors
Thousands of individuals have donated to help Enterprise fulfill its mission. See the list of 2018 individual donors in our Annual Report.
- The James W. Rouse Society
Pay tribute to founder Jim Rouse’s boundless hope by contributing $1,000 or more annually to Enterprise.
Information concerning donors and prospective donors shall be held in strict confidence by Enterprise Community Partners, subject to legally authorized and enforceable requests for information by government agencies and courts. Donations to Enterprise Community Partners may be disclosed through donor listings in the website, annual report and other publications as appropriate unless specific requests of anonymity are made by the donor to Enterprise. Enterprise Community Partners will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.