Ways to Give

Swords to Plowshares relies on the generosity of donors in the community to reach nearly 3,000 homeless, low-income and at-risk local veterans each year. Gifts support nationally recognized programs and services that have made a difference in the lives of our neediest veterans for more than 40 years. You can help by making a gift today.

As a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your donations are tax-deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law.

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Or mail your donation to:
Swords to Plowshares
Attn: Resource Development
1060 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Our federal tax identification number is 94-2260626
  • Swords’ Depository Trust Company (DTC) participant ID for stock donation tax purposes is 0733

Ways to Give

The Annual Fund

These unrestricted gifts provide us with the flexibility to immediately invest in the ongoing and unexpected areas of greatest needs to serve local homeless and at-risk veterans.

Monthly Giving

Making a recurring monthly gift is a convenient way to turn a small donation into a larger one without straining your budget by spreading the contribution over a period of time.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Would you like to honor or remember a veteran, family member or friend? A tribute gift in their name is a special way to celebrate someone important to you.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds provide the freedom to make contributions to any charity, at any time. Swords to Plowshares can be a recipient of your philanthropy by directing a gift to us from a donor-advised fund.


Employee Matching Gifts

Many employers offer a matching gift program that can double, or even triple your contribution. Talk to your human resources department for more information.

Payroll Deduction

Annual workplace giving campaigns can give employees the opportunity to support Swords to Plowshares through payroll deduction. If you sign up, please look for a listing with our name, “Swords to Plowshares” as a recipient.

Gifts of Stocks or Other Securities

You may transfer appreciated securities to Swords without paying capital gains tax. You may claim a charitable deduction for the value of the stock donated. Please consult with your tax advisor for details.

To ensure proper acknowledgement of your stock donation, please contact our Development team at (415) 655-7248 or [email protected] to notify us of the gift of stock.

Swords to Plowshares’ broker: Charles Schwab, at (800) 435-4000 and refer to account number 3700-2828. Schwab’s DTC number is 0164, Code 40. Our federal tax identification number is 94-2260626.


Planned Giving

Donors including Swords to Plowshares in their will or trust, are members of our Veterans Legacy Circle. Learn more about leaving a legacy and supporting local veterans for years to come at veteranslegacycircle.org.


In-Kind Donations

While we appreciate your generosity, Swords to Plowshares limits in-kind donations to items of the utmost need for the veterans we serve, especially those living in our supportive housing programs. Items include:

  • New toiletries
  • New clothing (undergarments, socks, white t-shirts)
  • Digital camera for a veteran documentary project

If you are interested in donating items, please contact the Resource Development team at Swords to Plowshares at [email protected].