It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.
When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in your community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.
Donating pays dividends.
Research shows that our mentoring works. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. They are more confident in their schoolwork performance, they get along better with their families and they’re 52% less likely to skip school. 1
Your support goes far.
Your financial support helps us provide our programs and services nationally and in your local community—so we can develop more college grads, community leaders, and entrepreneurs.
Roughly 85% of every dollar you give goes directly to support our affiliates matching Littles with Bigs. Great Nonprofits, a leading provider of reviews and ratings of nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S, has ranked Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as a top Children's and Families Nonprofit and awarded us a 5-star rating. This means you can rest assured that we are using donations wisely.
Your financial support helps us:
- recruit new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
- cover the costs of background checks, while ensuring trained professionals match Littles to responsible Bigs
- enable ongoing supervision and relationship support for every Big, Little and Little’s family
- provide cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
1 Tierney, J.P., Grossman, J.B., and Resch, N.L. (1995) Making a Difference: An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures
Donating online is just the start
Donating online is the fastest, easiest way to join the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission and help a child.
Donate By Check
In addition to the fast, simple, and secure ways that you can make a gift online, Big Brothers Big Sisters is honored to accept your gift made by personal check.
Foundation & Corporate Giving
Philanthropy starts with you. Big Brothers Big Sisters is grateful for financial support from foundations and corporations.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Individuals age 70½ can donate up to $100,000 directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income.
Stocks & Securities
Start helping kids profit. Many donors are now making gifts to us in the form of stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
Cars for Kids' Sake
Donate your car to Big Brothers Big Sisters. We’ll sell it, then start something with the proceeds.