Ways to Give

You can help Open Communities Alliance in many ways:

You can donate right now. Donations can be made one time, annually, or you can set a recurring monthly donation to support Open Communities Alliance year round.   

If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to:

Open Communities Alliance
Attn: Development
75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 1-200
Hartford, CT 06106

Open Communities Alliance accepts Donor Advised Funds (DAF) contributions, and it’s easy to do! DAF is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. DAF is like a charitable savings account; you transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You can then recommend—but not direct—how much and how often money is granted to Open Communities Alliance or other nonprofits. If you have an account with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon, contact your provider directly with a request to recommend a grant to Open Communities Alliance.

Many employers have a policy that they will match your charitable donation, thereby doubling or tripling your giving to Open Communities Alliance. To take advantage of your employer’s gift matching program you should first check with your Human Resources Office to see if your employer offers this benefit. If they do, complete the company matching gift form they will provide and return it to us by email at info@ctoca.org.

Our corporate partnerships are:

  • Purpose-driven and mission-aligned
  • Driven by a commitment to social justice and philanthropic opportunities
  • Sustainable, measurable, and long-lasting
  • Customized, holistic, and mutually beneficial
  • Built with companies of all sizes and across all sectors

Interested in partnering? Please contact us at 860-610-6040 or by email info@ctoca.org for more information.

A gift of securities such as stocks, mutual funds, and bonds is a wonderful way to help the people we serve. Whether your portfolio performance was above market averages or experienced a decline in value, donating your securities to Open Communities Alliance is a wise investment. Please contact us at 860-610-6040 or by email info@ctoca.org if you are interested in this option.

There are different ways in which you may use your life insurance to make a gift to Open Communities Alliance. You can make Open Communities Alliance the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy or establish a new one and name Open Communities Alliance as the owner and beneficiary of the policy. Please contact us at 860-610-6040 or by email info@ctoca.org if you are interested in this option.

Many people make a profound and lasting difference in the lives of others by including Open Communities Alliance in their estate plans. These gifts are a lasting legacy of your commitment to helping others and they often provide substantial tax advantages. The most common planned gift is a simple bequest through your will or living trust, designating a specific sum, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after expenses and gifts to loved ones.

Here is some sample language to get you started:

I give to Open Communities Alliance whose administrative offices are located at 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 1-200, Hartford, CT 06106, a Connecticut non-profit corporation (tax ID 46-4591657), the sum of $_______ [or ______% of my estate; or the property described herein], for its general purposes.

Sample language for a residuary bequest to Open Communities Alliance is:

All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Open Communities Alliance whose administrative offices are located at 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 1-200, Hartford, CT 06106, a Connecticut non-profit corporation (tax ID 46-4591657), for its general purposes.

You should consult your attorney or financial adviser to make a planned gift that best addresses your financial and philanthropic goals. These professionals can also describe the tax advantages involved in your particular circumstances. Please share your estate plans with us so that we can honor your generosity in your lifetime; contact us at 860-610-6040 or by email info@ctoca.org.

The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will never sell, rent, exchange or share your information. You always have the right to opt-out of any communication with Open Communities Alliance, and your preferences will be honored.

We would be pleased to answer them. Contact us at 860-610-6040 or by email info@ctoca.org.

  • Open Communities Alliance
  • 75 Charter Oak Avenue
  • Suite 1-200
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  • Phone: 860-610-6040