How far does your donation go?
Several CFC-supported charities and organizations have provided statistics to show exactly what happens with a pledge! Check out some of these examples below to see how much of a difference your donation makes.
$25 feeds an adoptable pet for one week.
$35 provides one rescue dog with a warm bed.
$45 sponsors the sterilization of a pet and prevents the cycle of homeless strays.
$108 helps save critically endangered animals.
$125 sponsors a pet adopting at a local humane shelter.
$240 (or $20 a month) buys cat scratch boxes for enrichment for 10 homeless cats in the shelter.
Arts, Culture, and Humanities
$30 provides access to 30 songs for elderly patients in hospitals (music therapy).
$50 gives one child access to music in school.
$100 provides 10 performing arts ticket for low-income students.
Community Improvement & Capacity Building
$120 ($10 a month) provides energy services to under-developed towns.
Crime & Legal Related
$15 covers the cost of a sexual assault survivor’s first-time call with a legal advocate.
$10 buys 50 books for preschoolers in a metropolitan area.
$50 fills four backpacks with school supplies for kids in military families.
$50 sends a box of books to a classroom in Africa.
$50 tutors a child in reading and writing for an entire year.
$50 provides 3 hours of one-on-one time with a parent advocate.
$70 covers the cost of one set of high school equivalency diploma workbooks.
$80 ships 20 pounds of reading materials overseas.
$100 buys 50 children's books to promote literacy.
$100 provides a one-on-one private and linguistically/culturally appropriate consultation for Latino families and individuals.
$135 provides four children with a backpack filled with age-appropriate school supplies.
$420 ($35 a month) gives a child in another country the life-changing opportunity for education.
$2,400 ($200 per month) ensures preschoolers have access to early childhood education regardless of their socioeconomic status.
$10 provides a woman with develop basic technology skills, a new suit, and career counseling to help secure her job placement.
$10 provides a 2-hour tutoring session for at-risk elementary student or middle-school.
$35 creates a new resume for a job seeker.
$50 secures jobs for four veterans.
$300 pays for a service member to attend a career opportunity day, helping them reintegrate into the private sector.
$25 protects 25-feet coastline.
$25 plants one native tree seedling where they are most needed to enrich biodiversity, strengthen wildlife corridors, and create better conditions for spawning fish and salmon.
$65 helps to rehabilitate and release a nest of 4 cottontail rabbits.
$100 plants 100 trees.
Food, Agriculture & Nutrition
$10 provides breakfast for 5 students who don't have enough food at home.
$25 buys garden seeds and tools for two families.
$25 provides two chickens to give children and families a lasting source of income and nutrition.
$25 provides 15 jars of peanut butter which would be included in 15 food boxes for families with children.
$25 provides one day of nutritious meals and snacks for a child.
$41 provides one full treatment of lifesaving ready-to-use therapeutic food for one malnourished child.
$50 gives 3 days of food for a hungry household in crisis.
$80 purchases chickens and goats for a family to produce eggs and milk.
$125 provides a family in poverty with goats and a garden starter kit.
$300 ($25 a month) provides meals for two weeks for a home-bound senior.
$500 provides food for a family of 4 for 30 days.
$65 vaccinates a single person to prevent or fight off malaria.
$49 provides one week of nursing care for a child.
$50 provides nutritional supplement to 1 child plus iron supplement for 1 woman for 1 year in a rural, underdeveloped country.
$100 buys three first-aid kits, 24 blankets, and 10 surgical scissors used for basic and emergency health care.
$100 provides one day of outpatient treatment for an adoptive child.
$200 a month provides an hour of pool therapy.
$200 provides 71 exam rooms with equipment needed for ear, nose and throat exams.
$300 covers the cost of a pregnancy test, ultrasound, and counseling for women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy.
$520 screens 20 people who are at risk for kidney disease.
Housing & Shelter
$10 purchases a gallon of paint for a child's bedroom for a home-building organization for low-income families.
$25 ensures one clean, safe bed for a person struggling with homelessness.
$25 provides a parent and child a warm, safe place to sleep and eat for a 24-hour timeframe in emergency shelter.
$50 buys a smoke/carbon monoxide detector for rebuilding a home.
$50 covers the cost of a identifying a safe, permanent housing option for a homeless person.
$53 provides a safe and secure place to stay overnight for women leaving domestic violence..
$100 buys one toilet, two hard hats, and three hammers to support housing development for families across the United States.
$100 provides an abandoned child with food and shelter for one week.
$250 provides sheets, pillows, towels, toiletries and more for a family of 5 when they are first placed in a shelter.
$620 builds a new bathroom for a family in a developing country – with running water, plumbing, and proper cleaning facilities.
$1950 improves a home for an entire family, including furniture, electricity, structure stabilization, glass windows, and indoor plumbing.
$2 per day provides care at a children's care facility.
$5 provides 25 meals for a family of four.
$25 provides 25 shuttle passes to transport homeless clients to job interviews and doctor’s appointments.
$30 provides a senior a warm meal, social activities, and opportunities to engage with others in the community.
$35 provides an individual with hearing loss access to educational opportunities, discounts on products, support, and more.
$50 provides a community basket of knitting materials at hospitals for parents of sick children to use to cope with stress.
$50 provides gas for driving to and from a medical appointment for a family tackling childhood cancer.
$60 provides a homeless mother and her baby with one of the following: stroller, car seat, pack-n-play, or other baby-care items.
$71 provides one monthly visit to ensure the safety and comfort of a foster home.
$75 provides one night of lodging and respite services of one family of seriously ill or injured infants and children.
$97 provides no-charge grooming services for a year for an individual experiencing homelessness.
$100 buys 10 mosquito nets to protect families in Africa from the transmission of malaria.
$120 ($10 a month) provides food bags every weekend for a student experiencing food insecurity.
$150 buys a crib and a mattress for new parents.
$240 ($20 a month) will help feed, clothe and educate a family broken by poverty.
$400 covers the cost of supporting one special needs athlete through a sport for one season.
$500 sends the family of a child with pediatric cancer to Family Camp for one weekend.
$520 ($10 per day) provides an individual with access to supportive services such as food and shelter for one year.
$600 ($50 per month) allows 5 families access to diapers for a week.
$100 provides one in-person mentoring session or technical assistance call for a new pro bono attorney handling a human trafficking case.
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security
$10 feeds a child in a refugee camp for three weeks.
$50 provides an hour of medical research.
$50 supports current cancer research and evaluation for new drugs.
$50 funds one hour of vital childhood cancer research.
Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
$10 a month funds a session of one family support group for those affected by leukemia.
$30 provides one 30-minute crisis line chat for a troubled teen.
$50 provides full-service support for two individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.
$85 supports a four-day summer camp for an at-risk young woman, helping her to gain self-confidence, acquire life skills, and learn to protect herself.
$100 provides a 1 hour horse therapy session for a veteran in need.
$200 covers the cost of interviewing a veteran as part of a mission to research and share information on past conflicts.
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grant Making Foundations
$500 provides accommodations for a family with a child being treated for cancer.
Public & Societal Benefit
$150 establishes a waste management facility for a school in a developing country.
Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness Relief
$30 provides a family of three with health kits following a disaster.
$85 buys a relief bed that provides portable and durable comfort to separate survivors from the hard ground
$250 buys a helmet for a rescue worker.
Recreation & Sports
$10 provides one hour of after-school sports coaching for public school kids in a metropolitan area.
$350 registration for one child to a week-long bike camp.
$5 buys one new Bible.
$50 provides training resources for two college campuses to organize a day of interfaith youth service.
Science & Technology
$240 provides a child with access to a computer skills class.
$29 sponsors a child to attend an after-school program.
$30 provides a prom dress to a school-aged girl in need.
$50 provides a coach with a bag of supplies to implement the character development program for one team of girls.
$50 provides one life-skills class to prepare a homeless youth for a successful transition to adulthood.
$50 provides a week’s worth of supplies for a student attending a summer camp for development.
$60 provides take-home rations for girls enrolled at school for six months; allowing her to continue education without worrying about feeding herself or her family.
$60 ($5 a month) provides registration for one underprivileged youth to a five-day camp over the summer.
$100 provides weekend enrichment activities for 15 children.
$100 pays for a year of after school enrichment for a middle schooler in a metropolitan area.
$240 provides a child with access to a computer skills class.
$300 allows a child to attend a youth development summer camp for a long weekend.
$1,000 prepares 34 pre-K children for school and life with a free readiness backpack.