Celebrating more than 150 years of service in Western New York!

Donate now to make a difference!

Donations to New Directions Youth & Family Services are used to support under-funded programs and services, maintain excellent facilities, provide therapeutic experiences and recreational activities for youth, and ensure stability and successful outcomes long into the future!

Through the generosity of donors and community supporters we are able to anticipate and meet the ever-changing needs of the children and families we are privileged to serve. Today you can make a difference, helping to foster resilient, self-reliant families and permanence for children with behavioral, emotional, and educational challenges. 

Check out our 2022 Impact Report to see the incredible impact our donors have on the children and families we serve!

To make a gift by mail, send your check made out to the New Directions Foundation, 356 Main Street ER, Randolph, NY 14772. To make a gift by phone please call 716-358-3636 x5213. To make a secure online gift, please fill out the form below. Thank you!

Yes, I want to support children and families in my community:

New Directions and New Directions Foundation are 501(c)(3) private, not-for-profit human service organizations registered with the New York State Attorney General’s Bureau of Charities.  All gifts to New Directions are tax deductible.  A copy of New Directions’ latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from New Directions Youth & Family Services at 356 Main Street ER, Randolph, NY 14772 or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271.

Other Ways to Support

Double your Donation +
Corporate matching gifts are a great way for donors to maximize personal contributions to New Directions and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company’s matching gift benefit, you may be able to double the amount of a contribution. Talk to your Human Resources department to see if your company has a Matching Gift Program!
Leave a Legacy +
Throughout our 150 year history, many people have chosen to remember us in their will, which often enables them to provide a level of support considered unachievable during their lifetime. These generous, thoughtful gifts are frequently made directly to our foundation’s endowment, ensuring that this gift will continue to provide support for generations to come!

Naming the New Directions Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, on your life insurance, 401k, or IRA, is not a complex task, but will require you to contact your lawyer, financial adviser or whomever it is that would normally handle these requests on your behalf.

Once these arrangements have been made, please contact us so that we can appropriately acknowledge your generosity and discuss with you how you would like your gift to be used.
Donate Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds +
Donating appreciated securities directly to New Directions could maximize the tax advantages for you and the donation for us! Here’s why:

When you donate appreciated securities, such as stock, directly to New Directions, we are able to utilize its full value for our mission, while if you were to sell the shares and then donate the proceeds, the capital gains taxes on the sale would decrease the actual gift. Donated securities still provide a tax deduction equal to their market price value at the time of your donation.

U.S. Savings bonds cannot be transferred, but must be sold first – which triggers all of the accumulated tax liability. If savings bonds were to be left to New Directions through a bequest, then the income tax could be avoided.

The IRS has specific policies that guide all these types of donations. Please contact your lawyer or financial advisor to see if this is the best way for you to support New Directions, and to answer whatever questions that you might have.
Donate From Your IRA +
If you are required to take minimum distributions from your traditional IRA or 401k, did you know that you can have these distributions donated directly to New Directions?

And while this donation would count toward your required minimum distribution, it won’t increase your adjusted gross income or generate a tax bill. This strategy could also be of help if you are retired and want to support us, but don’t want to itemize your deductions.
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