Checks or Credit Card
Please make checks payable to Samaritan House and send to:
Samaritan House
4031 Pacific Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94403
If you would like to make a credit card donation by phone, please call 650-341-4081

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Stock Donations
Gifts of stock and bonds can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving. In the form of Incentive Stock Options or regular investment holdings, you may deduct the full fair market value of the stock as a charitable contribution, while bypassing all capital gains taxes (to qualify you must own your stock for more than one year). Securities may be donated by transferring them directly into the Samaritan House account.
Click here for stock transfer instructions.

Legacy (Planned) Giving
A Legacy gift provides support for programs helping over 12,000 homeless and low-income people each year. It can also benefit your heirs and yourself as you get older. Designate a gift to Samaritan House through a will, trust, or other planned gift and have a lasting impact for generations to come. Leaving a legacy through a planned gift is not just for the wealthy, but for all of us as we start to prepare for our retirement and the ultimate allocation of our estate.
Click here for more information about how to include Samaritan House in your plan.

Contributions in Memory or Honor of a Loved One
You can make a contribution of any kind (cash, stocks, trusts, insurance, etc.) to Samaritan House in memory or in honor of someone special. Acknowledgement cards will be sent to you and your designated honorees. The amount of the donation will not be included on the honoree’s acknowledgement card unless specifically requested. Please include the honoree’s information with your donation.

Vehicle Donations
Donating a vehicle you no longer need is a great way to make a big impact in the lives of our less fortunate neighbors. Samaritan House uses Auction City for vehicle donations. You can call them directly at (650) 367-7788 to schedule a tow from your home, or you can fill out this online form. They will sell your vehicle at auction  and give the proceeds to Samaritan House. You will then receive a tax receipt from us.

Commemorative Leaves
Contribute to Samaritan House and have your name displayed at the San Mateo Clinic. Download the form and mail to Samaritan House – 4031 Pacific Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94403

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The Power of Your Donation Dollar

Samaritan House is a 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax I.D. number: 23-7416272. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.
Samaritan House Refund Policy 

Donations to Samaritan House are non-refundable. If you have made a transaction error in making your donation to Samaritan House, we will honor your request for a refund made within 15 business days. To request a refund, call 650-931-6216. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment, except cash donations will be returned via check. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.

Samaritan House Privacy Policy
Samaritan House respects and protects your privacy. The Samaritan House web site does not collect personal information about its users without their knowledge. Samaritan House will never sell or rent your personal information to other individuals or companies for their marketing or sales use. Our web site has security measures in place to protect all contact information, including names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and credit card information.
If a donor or subscriber chooses to provide information to Samaritan House via postal mail or via the Samaritan House web site, that information will be collected and owned by Samaritan House. When you make a donation, your name may be included in the Samaritan House Annual Report or other publications. If you do not wish to share your name, or you choose to make your donation anonymously, Samaritan House will honor your request and not publish your name.

You will receive an acknowledgment of your donation for your tax records. You may also receive periodic emails, invitations to events and other occasional postal mailings. If you have a preference for how you wish to be contacted, please let us know by calling 650-341-4081 or emailing us at If you do not wish to be contacted by us, simply unsubscribe from any electronic communications or contact us directly by calling 650-341-4081.

  • Links: This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Samaritan House is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.
  • Gift Donations: If you make a donation as a gift “in honor of” or “in memory” of someone on Samaritan House’s website, via mail or phone, we will keep the gift recipient’s information confidential the same way that we keep your information confidential.
  • Changes to the Policy: Samaritan House periodically reviews and updates our policy for communicating with you via occasional email updates. We will post any updates about that policy on our website.

If at any time you have questions about making a donation, please call Lynette Linville, Development Associate, at (650)931-6216