History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. -Nelson Mandela  

Help us make a difference in the lives of homeless children, everyday. Your new monthly gift will help us keep the lights on around the clock and everyday so children have a safe and loving place to reach their full potential.
Donation FAQs
Why Donate To Covenant House?

Millions of kids suffer on the streets every day. For almost 50 years, Covenant House has been leading the effort to shelter and care for homeless kids with the help of its donors.

Coming off the streets, the young people we serve are usually disconnected from their families and other social support – kids who have endured traumatic and adverse experiences. Many have survived abusive homes, aged out of foster care or have been victims of human trafficking and exploitation.

When kids come to our shelters, addressing their immediate needs is our priority – warm meals, showers, safe beds. Once a child's most urgent needs are met, we offer longer-term support services and transitional housing to guide our youth on a path of self-sufficiency.

Funding from caring people like you is the lifeline that makes these programs and services possible across the country.

Where do my dollars go?

We work to ensure every dollar you donate to Covenant House serves the children we care for as efficiently as possible. Our international work to fight youth homelessness spans 31 cities across the Americas. Covenant House's network of youth shelters provides refuge for homeless, abused, and trafficked kids – and the long-term support they need to heal.

Hundreds of kids experiencing homelessness come through our doors daily. Your gift today provides immediate crisis care and transformative services for a homeless child in need.

Is Covenant House a highly rated charity?

Independent watchdog CharityWatch includes Covenant House on its list of Top-Rated charities, which means we spend at least 75% of our budget on programs, meet CharityWatch's governance benchmarks, and receive "open-book" status for disclosure of basic financial information and documents to CharityWatch.

Charity Navigator also ranks Covenant House highly, with a score of 84.31 out of 100 overall and 97 out of 100 for accountability and transparency.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, Covenant House is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization able to receive tax-deductible contributions year-round. Your charitable contribution will go directly toward the resources that Covenant House provides for youth experiencing homelessness right now. Our EIN/Tax ID number is 13-2725416. Our DUNS number is 07-520-9411.

How do I change or cancel a monthly donation?

Please contact us at info@covenanthouse.org or 1-800-388-3888 to speak to Donor Services. We’ll be happy to assist you in making any changes to your one-time or monthly donation.

Are there more ways to give to Covenant House?

You can help kids experiencing homelessness in many ways.

  • Donate by Mail
    Download this form and mail it with your check or money order to the following address. Please do not send cash.
  • Donate by Phone
    To make a credit card payment over the phone, contact Donor Services at 1-800-388-3888.
  • Tribute/In Lieu of Gifts
    To make a gift, in honor or memory of a loved one, you can do so on this form and checking the Make this gift in honor or memory of someone option at the bottom of the form.
  • Planned Giving
    Ensure your commitment to Covenant House lives on for generations. View more information about the various planned giving options or contact our Planned Giving team at 1-800-388-3888 or plannedgiving@covenanthouse.org.
  • Stocks/Investments
    To donate stocks or other investments, contact Donor Services at 1-800-388-3888.
  • Vehicle Donations
    Covenant House accepts any vehicle, running and not, including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and more. View additional information on how to donate your vehicle.

Don't see your preferred option listed here? Check out more options on our Ways to Give page, or contact us at info@covenanthouse.org or 1-800-388-3888 to speak to Donor Services