Ways to give

100% of your gift goes toward the Good Samaritan

Call us at (877) 774-2746

Online or mail

Online: You can make a gift or pledge payment by credit card using this online form. Making a gift online is completely secure and private. We do not sell personal information or use it for purposes other than the support of Good Samaritan.

By mail: You can send checks to the Good Samaritan Foundation, P.O. Box 5039, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5039. Make checks payable to Good Samaritan Foundation. If you wish to support a specific Society location, please note that in the memo line of your check.

Please Note: 100% of your gift will directly support the location, project or program that matters most to you. For efficiency, your gift will be centrally processed at the Foundation in Sioux Falls, but its impact will remain entirely local, just as you intend.

Scheduled payments and perpetual giving

To increase the impact of your gift without making a larger, one-time gift, consider giving in smaller installments. A monthly or quarterly gift to the Good Samaritan Foundation is convenient and easy to set up. Many donors find that when their gift is divided over several months, they are able to give more than they might have originally thought possible. You can make your gift recurring until you cancel it. It's your choice.

  • Convenient. Your contribution is deducted automatically from the account of your choice, which means fewer reminders from us.
  • Sustainable. Spreading your support over time is easier on your budget. Plus it provides the Good Samaritan the security of a steady, reliable stream of support.

Even more ways to give

Learn more about planned giving, corporate gifts, and endowed funds

Contact us today at (877) 774-2746

Planned giving

Planned giving can help ensure your life's assets go to the people and places you care about. Whether you’re considering an estate gift, charitable trust or other type of giving, many options have tax benefits and can help you live your years in retirement to the fullest.

Corporate gifts

Partner with us by making the Good Samaritan a part of your strategic corporate giving. Your donation is eligible for tax deduction and essential to the Society’s work in providing health, healing and comfort. We’ll ensure you’re recognized for your efforts, too.

Endowed funds

Endowed gifts provide a base for the financial stability of the Good Samaritan. Whether your endowment benefits a national initiatives or a specific Society location, the interest earned provides support far past your lifetime!


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The Good Samaritan does not receive a list of shoppers who provide support in this way.

Thrivent Choice Dollars ®

Are you an eligible Thrivent Financial member with Choice Dollars® to direct? What are you waiting for? Grant funding through Thrivent Choice® can make an impact and strengthen your community. By directing Thrivent Financial's Choice Dollars to The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Foundation, you can help transform the aging experience. One choice can lead to another … and the impact can be profound.

To direct Choice Dollars, visit thrivent.com/thriventchoice

Or call (800) 847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt. Be part of something big—right in your own community.

Employee giving

Strong employee participation gives the Society the ability to tell our story, demonstrates pride in the workplace, and shows confidence in what we do. It helps support the Society's success in winning future funds through grants and foundations. It helps grow a community. It is your way to invest in your colleagues and our shared mission.

If you are a Good Samaritan employee, please consider a one-time participation gift or an ongoing pledge to the Good Samaritan Foundation today. You can even make a payroll deduction.

To begin, fill out this form or contact the Good Samaritan Foundation at (877) 774-2746.

Gifts of stocks, mutual funds or real estate

A gift of appreciated property (stocks, mutual funds or real estate) can be transferred to the Good Samaritan Foundation by your broker or investment adviser with the assistance of a Foundation employee.

Honor and memorial gifts

Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, the arrival of a child, the passing of a dear friend or family member — these are all moments that have special meaning in our lives. A thoughtful and caring way to honor these times is to make a donation to the Good Samaritan Foundation in the name of a loved one. Your tax-deductible gift, no matter the size, will touch countless lives.

Matching gifts

Increase your contribution at no additional cost to you! Thousands of companies have matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. (Many include retirees and/or spouses.) To find out if your company has a matching gifts program, please contact your HR department.