Give the Gift of Family

We need your support to give the gifts of care, play, and hope to children awaiting their forever homes.

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Give The Gift of Play

The ability for children living in group homes to play, celebrate their birthdays, or receive the care and attention of a caregiver, is often constrained by limited resources. With your support, Spence-Chapin can provide children awaiting families in South Africa with a devoted caregiver, a space where they can run and play, and the joy of birthday and holiday celebrations. Help us grow our Granny Program!


Give The Gift of Care

While birth parents work with a Spence-Chapin counselor on a plan for the future, newborns stay with volunteer families in our Interim Care Program. These families provide around the clock nurturing and support for the babies in their care. Help a child receive the best possible start for a bright future.



Give The Gift of Hope

Help a child with special needs go home with a loving, permanent family. Our Special Needs Adoption Program connects children with medical conditions to families that can provide them with the care they need in a stable environment. Your gift enables us to broaden our outreach to potential adoptive families, guarantee that the children are well-cared for while they await their forever home, and waive all professional services fees to adoptive families so they can focus their resources on medical care and services for their new family member.


To send a gift by mail

Please make checks out to “Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children” and address to:
Attn: Nancy Esposito, Chief Development Officer
410 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128

For information on how to donate via Wire transfer, Stock transfer or Planned Gift, please contact Matthew Kaal at

DAF Direct

DAF Direct is a tool that allows our donors to recommend grants from their donor-advised funds, which are known as ‘DAFs,’ directly from our website. Neither you nor Spence-Chapin incurs any transaction fees when accessing this quick and convenient tool. If you have questions about using DAF and if it is the best option for making your donation, please email

Create a Facebook Fundraiser for Spence-Chapin

Celebrating a birthday or adoption anniversary? Create a fundraiser on Facebook to support Spence-Chapin. It's a fun and easy way to help raise funds and awareness for all of the programs and services Spence-Chapin provides to families and children. Download our step-by-step tutorial, or contact our Communications Manager Christine Pohl with any questions at

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have matching gift programs which will allow you to leverage your support and increase your charitable gift. Please see a list of matching gift companies. If your company has a matching gift program, be sure to include an appropriate form with your contribution. If your company is not listed, you can find out from your human resources office if your employer offers a matching gift program. Matching gifts often double and sometimes, even triple your donation!

Amazon Smile

Support Spence-Chapin every time you shop online by signing up for AmazonSmile.

Every time you make an AmazonSmile purchase, donates a portion of the purchase price to Spence-Chapin to support our programs for children and families.  Learn more about this program at

Spence-Chapin is dedicated to non-profit transparency

Most recent audited financial statement and most recent form 990.

Donor Privacy Statement
Spence-Chapin is committed to the privacy of our donors and community members and has put systems in place to ensure their information's security. We do not share or sell donor's personal information, nor do we send mailings on behalf of other organizations. We use a secure database to store donor information and follow all legal and ethical obligations to ensure that donor's personal information is respected. If you have questions about how Spence-Chapin handles your personal information, please contact Matthew Kaal at

View Spence-Chapin 2017 Annual Report here


1908 Society

The 1908 Society recognizes a special group of supporters who contribute at or above $1,908 annually. Throughout the year, Spence-Chapin acknowledges the generosity and commitment of these members, culminating with a premier Annual Gathering to honor these esteemed supporters.