There are Many Ways to Help

Make Financial Contributions

You can make a difference in people’s lives by donating to HIP Housing. HIP Housing accepts contributions of checks, stocks, or in-kind donations.Learn More


Throughout the year HIP Housing hosts several events and projects which depend on sponsorships from local businesses and individuals to make it happen. The opportunities are a great way to show the community you care.Learn More

Be A Home Sharer

By participating in the Home Sharing program as a home provider can benefit you and help others in need. Find out how here.Learn More

Other Ways to Give

There are many ways to help. Take a look at the examples below and find out how you want to help.Learn More

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Other Ways to Give

Making a planned gift to HIP Housing through your will or living trust can have a lasting impact on your community. Charitable bequests to HIP Housing help so many families and seniors in San Mateo County find an affordable place to call home.

After you have provided for family and friends, we hope you will consider including HIP Housing in your estate plans. You will be creating a special legacy for your loved ones and your community.

Why make a bequest?

  1. It is flexible. A bequest can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. You can also direct your support to HIP Housing or any HIP Housing program you choose.
  2. It is revocable. A bequest can ALWAYS be modified if you change your mind.
  3. It is free. Your bequest costs you nothing today, so you can enjoy your assets throughout your lifetime.
  4. It is tax wise. Bequests to HIP Housing are not subject to federal estate taxes.

Let us thank you

Once you have decided to make a bequest, please give HIP Housing an opportunity to say thank you for your generosity. Informing us of your gift allows us to include you, if you wish, in special activities and events exclusive to our Legacy Society. Informing us also ensures that we are able to meet the terms of your bequest.

HIP Housing respects your privacy and recognizes that you reserve the right to make changes to your plans as necessary.

For information

To learn more about leaving a planned gift, please contact Clarice Veloso, HIP Housing’s Development Director at 650-348-6660 ext. 308 or

**HIP Housing cannot give legal or tax advice. We encourage you to seek your own legal and tax advice in regard to living will or trust matters

Your gift of stock to HIP Housing goes a long way toward ensuring that seniors and working families in the San Mateo County have a chance of finding affordable housing.

Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to HIP Housing. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock (subject to IRS deduction limits)*.

Please inform our Fund Development Department of stock transfers so that we can properly acknowledge your gift and forward information regarding your tax deduction. Contact Clarice Veloso, HIP Housing’s Development Director at 650-348-6660 ext. 308 or

Corporate matching gifts can often double or triple your contribution. Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees.

Please ask your Human Resources representative for a matching gift form and provide the following information:
Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Federal Tax ID Number: 94-2154614
Organization Name: Human Investment Project (HIP Housing)
Mailing Address: 800 S. Claremont St., #210, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-348-6660
Organization Type: Human Services, Housing and Community Development, Civic

You may them make your donation online or write a check payable to HIP Housing. Send your completed and signed form, along with your check or copy of online donation receipt to:

HIP Housing
Attn: Development Department
800 S. Claremont St., #210
San Mateo, CA 94402

We’ll take care of the rest!

Volunteers are important part of HIP Housing’s organization. We have several opportunities available. Most opportunities are available Monday thru Friday.

  • Home Sharing Outreach Facilitators
  • Self Sufficiency Follow up Volunteers
  • Self Sufficiency Event Coordinators
  • General Office
  • Events Committee
  • Special Projects
  • Marketing/Outreach
  • Food Distribution Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Judy Fong, Special Events Director at 650-348-6660 ext. 327 or

AmazonSmileMake your Amazon purchases count for HIP Housing when you join AmazonSmile. At no cost to you, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price from eligible items. By using your regular Amazon account information you can participate. Simply click on the link below and you can easily sign up for AmazonSmile and make HIP Housing (Human Investment Project) your selected nonprofit. Sign up here
Make a families’ holiday wishes come true through the Adopt a Family program. Each holiday season the families in our Self Sufficiency Program provide a list of wishes that they would like to be fulfilled. The requests are generally for things like clothes, toys, shoes, or housewares. Your contribution can make the holidays extra special and create a warm lasting memory for our families and for yourself. Spread the joy by making this an experience you can share with family, friends or co-workers – adopt a family together!

If you’re someone who does not find shopping fun, you can always provide Stocking Stuffers. Stocking stuffers can be gift cards that are given to program participants or seniors at our Edgewater Isle Senior Apartment complex, or cash donations that go directly towards helping our Self-Sufficiency Program.

To find out how you can start making wishes come true, contact Regina Martin, Self Sufficiency Program Assistant at or call 650.348.6660 ext 325.

Sutterfield Consignment StoreFrom your home to ours. Do you have any furniture, fine art, china, chandeliers, or fine jewelry that you would like to donate? HIP Housing is partnering with Sutterfield, a Consignment Gallery in Burlingame, Calif., that specializes in beautiful home pieces. Call or visit Sutterfield today and let them know that you are donating your item to HIP Housing. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the item are donated back to HIP Housing and you get the tax deduction!

1174 Broadway
Burlingame, CA 94010
Business Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

HIP Housing accepts donations of items or services that would benefit our clients, events, office or special projects. Your generous contribution greatly reduces costs which will allow more of our funds to go towards our programs. Examples of donations include home or office furniture, back to school supplies, and services such as photography, database design, specialized consulting services, etc. HIP Housing reserves the right to accept or deny donations based on need. We do not accept: mattresses, baby furniture, broken computers or printers. For more information contact Judy Fong, Special Events Director at 650.348.6660 ext. 327 or
Your car donation will help families find affordable opportunities in this very tight rental housing market. Donating a vehicle is easy, fast, and may be eligible for tax deductions if you itemize (consult the IRS or your tax advisor for more details).

To donate your car to HIP Housing, visit the Vehicle for Charity website by clicking the button below:
Donate Your Car

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