NEST’s Giving Campaign FAQ

Why should I donate to NEST?

We hope that you will give because you want to ensure that no one in NE Seattle need grow older alone. Your financial support ensures that our neighbors can grow older in a vibrant community that supports and inspires them through the best and the most challenging days of their lives.  

How do I make a gift?

Here are 4 easy ways to give:give-button-red

  1. CLICK HERE to make a secure donation online
  2. Mail your gift to NEST at PO Box 51009, Seattle, WA 98115
  3. Call the NEST office and make your gift over the phone: 206-525-63782
  4. Make an IRA charitable rollover gift to NEST – Learn more here

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, all donations are 100% tax deductible!

Where do my donations go?

Your donation builds a network of staff, interns, and volunteers who support, empower and inspire our elder neighbors to remain vibrant resources in our communities, and creates the kind of neighborhoods we all want to grow older in.

With each passing month, NEST coordinates an increasingly complex array of programs and services. We are proud to be the largest village in Seattle and one of the busiest of the 200 villages nationally.

2016 has been twice as busy as last year. We are coordinating more member-run groups, community gatherings and volunteer services than ever before – more than 600 volunteer hours monthly and 30+ events monthly! We have navigated this growth even while our income has remained steady with the help of more volunteers and members than ever before.  

Your financial support means that we have the team to effectively coordinate the people and the details needed to navigate this journey together.

Why do you have this campaign when I already pay a membership fee?

NEST’s current operating budget is approximately $200,000. Our membership dues cover only 40% of this budget. The remaining funds come from generous supporters like you, along with business sponsors and grants.

Can I make a gift through my IRA?

Yes! Donors age 70 ½ have an easy, tax-wise option for making a gift to NEST – an IRA charitable rollover gift.  A gift made directly from your IRA to NEST can help you:

  • Reduce your current income tax
  • Build a community of elders in your neighborhood
  • See the impact of your charitable giving now
  • Reduce the potential impact of federal estate and gift taxes
  • Reduce the tax impact of IRA required minimum distributions

If you’re thinking about making a gift to NEST through your IRA, talk with your financial advisor to see if you qualify. You can use this sample letter when contacting their IRA plan administrator to initiate a qualified charitable distribution from an IRA account. For tax purposes, you will receive a written acknowledgment for your charitable distribution. If you have questions about the IRA charitable rollover, you can learn more here or contact NEST at 206.525.6378 or