WAYS TO GIVE
Project Angel Food is a community-funded organization. We depend on the generosity of our neighbors, local businesses, corporations, and foundations for the funds to keep our doors open, our pots bubbling, and our vans on the road. In 2019, individual donors like you contributed 36% of our total revenue. Your donations, in any amount, make it possible for us to prepare and deliver healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness.
Project Angel Food has achieved the highest standards set by Charity Navigator.
BECOME A MEMBER
Join our Guardian Angel Society with a gift to Project Angel Food through your estate or financial portfolio. Gifts at this level help stabilize our long-term finances and nourish our seriously ill neighbors well into the future. For more information, please contact Mark McBride, Director of Philanthropy.
BENEFICIARY DESIGNATIONS – Did you know many estate assets may be transferred outside of your will? Project Angel Food may be named as a beneficiary of qualified retirement plan assets, bank and brokerage accounts, and life insurance policies. To name Project Angel Food as a beneficiary, simply share our address (922 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038) and Tax ID (95-4115863) with the administrator of your account or policy.
WILLS – Bequests from donors like you are allocated directly to our Reserve Fund which is essential for our long term fiscal health. Including Project Angel Food in your will or living trust may be done with language as simple as: I give to Project Angel Food, a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization incorporated by the laws of the State of California, having its principal office at 922 Vine Street, Los Angeles, California, 90038, the sum of $___ (or, __ percentage of my estate) (or, ___ percentage of my residuary estate) for its general corporate purposes.
CHARITABLE TRUSTS – Charitable Trusts may be set up to reduce your estate tax liability to zero. How does it work? Appreciating assets are transferred into a lead trust; funds from the trust are distributed to Project Angel Food for a term (length of term set at your discretion); at the end of the term, the balance of the lead trust passes to your heir(s). Further, your heir(s) will pay no capital gains tax on appreciation of the assets during the term.
Our devoted group of $1,500 or more annual donors are at the heart of our daily work. In gratitude, their generosity is recognized on our Circle of Angels Donor Wall at our kitchen. Circle of Angels donors also receive invitations to special events and other agency receptions. To find out how you can become a Circle of Angels donor, please contact Mark McBride, Director of Philanthropy. Click here for more information.
Kitchen Cabinet Angels is a dedicated group of monthly donors who contribute $10 or more every month via automated credit card payments or bank account withdrawals. The monthly gifts of our Kitchen Cabinet Angels quickly adds up to major annual support. To become a Kitchen Cabinet Angel, complete the online enrollment form. For more information, please contact Development Associate Linda Thomas at 323.845.1800 x234.
SHOP & EAT TO GIVE
Chocolate chip, gingersnap and iced lemon cookies are baked in our kitchen by professionally trained chefs; the next best thing to homemade. Plus, Do Gooding Good Cookies not only taste good, they do good. Individual boxes are available for $5 each and trios (including one box of each flavor) are available for $25. To place your cookie order, please contact Development Assistant Judy Lee at 323.845.1800 x201.
Project Angel Food’s kitchen is staffed with professional chefs who are adept at creating delicious gourmet sandwiches, salads, desserts, and beverages for any event. Let us cater your next office, fundraising, or team-building gathering for only $15 per person. Inquiries can be directed to Sr. Manager of Community Engagement Vesna Fartek at 323.845.1800 x241.
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Project Angel Food every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, but with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price Project Angel Food. Click HERE to select Project Angel Food as your preferred charity.
GIFTS FOR CLIENTS
You can make a client feel celebrated and loved on their birthday by donating new items such as candles, t-shirts, tea, mugs, soap, lotion, books, candy, picture frames, CDs, DVDs, pens, notepads, and toiletries to Project Angel Food’s Client Birthday Bag Program. Our resources are wholly devoted to preparing and delivering medically tailored meals to our clients, so we’re depending on you to fill their birthday bags with thoughtfully selected gifts. To donate to the Client Birthday Bag Program, please contact Volunteer Services at 323.845.1816.
Nearly all of our clients (98%) live at or below the federal poverty level and after paying for rent and medical expenses associated with their one or more serious illnesses, they are often left with little or no income for holiday gifts for children and grandchildren. You can bring joy to these underserved families by donating new toys, books, DVDs, CDs, gift cards, stuffed animals, and tickets to movies, theme parks, or educational experiences like the California Science Center or Aquarium of the Pacific. In 2019, we delivered holiday gift bags to 220 children ages 1 – 17. To donate to the Holiday Gift Program, please contact Client Services at 323.845.1810.
GRANTS, STOCKS, AND TRIBUTES
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with your support of Project Angel Food. If you have a donor advised fund with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Project Angel Food directly from your DAF. For more information about donor advised funds, please contact Development Associate Linda Thomas at 323.845.1800 x234.
Publicly traded appreciated stock could be the most tax-advantaged gift you could make to Project Angel Food. Contributing such assets may enable you to eliminate capital gains tax liability on the sale of assets or enjoy a current tax year deduction while allowing Project Angel Food to receive the most money possible. To explore this option further and request stock transfer instructions, please contact Richard Ayoub at 323.845.1800 x232.
For as little as $25, you can honor a loved one or mark a special occasion with a contribution that will provide much-needed meals to seriously ill and underserved people. The honoree will receive a unique Project Angel Food card with your customized message and a note that a lifesaving donation has been made in their name. For more information about tribute opportunities, please contact Development Associate Linda Thomas at 323.845.1800 x234.
Many employers offer matching gift programs that may double or even triple your donation to Project Angel Food. Take a moment to connect with your employer and if they offer a matching gift program, they’ll provide a form which can be completed and submitted with your contribution. Matching gift programs allow you to maximize the impact of your donation on the health and well-being of our clients. For more information, please contact Development Associate Linda Thomas at 323.845.1800 x234.
LOCATION RENTAL FOR FILMING
Project Angel Food is located in the heart of Hollywood and surrounded by premiere production equipment rental companies Milk Studios, Quixote Studios, and RED Studios. Our proximity to quality equipment and our expansive kitchen (8,000 sq ft), offices (9,000 sq ft), and parking lot (9,000 sq ft) make our building ideal for filming. Images of our two-story 18,000 sq ft building with elevator, original terrazzo floors in the lobby, and quarry tile floors throughout can be viewed HERE. For more information about filming opportunities, contact Sr. Manager of Community Engagement Vesna Fartek at 323.845.1800 x241