Ways to Give

YOU can inform, empower, and support someone facing cancer in our community. 

Click below to hear how BACC has helped Erica on her breast cancer journey.

Give a one-time or monthly gift

Every gift makes a difference! Give online by credit card or by mailing a check to our office at 2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA, 94306. Please make checks payable to Bay Area Cancer Connections.

Every day, someone in our community is faced with a new diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer. Consider becoming a monthly donor (by selecting “monthly” when you give online) to provide sustaining support for our clients throughout the year. You can change or cancel your donation at any time.

Honor or remember someone you care about

Celebrate a friend or loved one by giving in their honor, or remember someone special by giving in their memory. We will be happy to send a card or email to acknowledge your tribute gift.

Request a matching gift from your employer

65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs! Click here to see if your employer will match your donation and make your gift go further.

Celebrate and make a difference

Do you have a birthday, “cancerversary,” or another occasion to celebrate? Make the event even more special and inspire others to give by hosting a fundraiser for BACC on Facebook, Instagram, or Evite

Shop for good

Did you know that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to BACC, at no extra cost to you? Simply click here to select BACC as your nonprofit of choice. Remember to start your Amazon shopping from the AmazonSmile page so that BACC benefits from your purchase (you can bookmark the page for easy access). 

Give stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other securities

Giving appreciated securities directly to BACC may allow you to make a greater impact for our clients while providing substantial tax benefits to you as a donor. For more information about giving securities to BACC, please contact Amy Moody, Director of Donor Engagement, at 650-326-6299, ext. 20, or amy@bayareacancer.org

Give from your donor-advised fund

A donor-advised fund is a simple, tax-efficient way to give to BACC. To recommend a grant to BACC, please contact your financial institution.

Plan a legacy gift

A bequest is a simple, flexible way to leave a lasting legacy of support for those facing breast and ovarian cancer. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Bay Area Cancer Connections in your estate plan. We have provided some sample bequest language below to assist you in your planning. 

I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____% of my total estate (or $____) to Bay Area Cancer Connections, a nonprofit organization located at 2335 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California, 94306, federal tax identification number 77-0417605, for Bay Area Cancer Connections’ general use and purpose.

We would love to get to know you and help you set up a gift that is meaningful to you. Please contact Amy Moody, Director of Donor Engagement, at 650-326-6299, ext. 20, or amy@bayareacancer.org to discuss how you can make an impact for our clients, now and in the future.

If you have already included BACC in your estate plans, please feel free to let us know so that we can ensure that we fulfill your gift as you intended.

Donate your vehicle

Getting rid of an old car? BACC partners with CARS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to make vehicle donation easy for you. CARS will take care of everything, including pick-up, and will donate a portion of the proceeds to BACC! 

CARS strives to accept all types of donated vehicles (running or not) including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, off-road vehicles, planes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, and most other motorized vehicles. 

Click here to learn more and to start the donation process.

Donate in-kind goods or services

BACC is happy to accept gently used items for our clients facing breast and ovarian cancer. Items may include, but are not limited to, books, wigs, soft hats, scarves, and breast prostheses. If you are not sure if your item could be used by BACC clients, or if you would like to donate other goods or services to BACC, please call our Helpline at 650-326-6686. 

Please remember to assign a value to your items before donating by completing our  In-Kind Donation Form

Support community fundraising events

Watch our website and Facebook for events held by our Philanthropic Partners that you can help support! 

If your organization or group is interested in fundraising for BACC, please review our Philanthropic Partner guidelines and submit a Philanthropic Partner Interest Form. Once the form is received, we will contact you to discuss your event.

 

It’s important to us that you achieve the philanthropic impact you seek.​ We are happy to speak with you about matching your interests with BACC’s efforts.​ Please contact Amy at 650-326-6299, ext. 20, or amy@bayareacancer.org.