Foundations & Corporations
The Housing Development Alliance uses the power of affordable housing to transform lives and build a better future for our communities. Affordable housing not only gives eastern Kentucky families hope, but it also gives them opportunities, financial stability, and self-responsibility.
Gifts and support from foundations and corporations have helped us make many positive changes and improvements through affordable housing in East Kentucky communities. Through the financial assistance these entities provide, we are able to build 18 to 20 homes each year and make around 75 home repairs annually. As a result of our lean operations and program-focused spending, the Housing Development Alliance has grown to become one of the largest nonprofit affordable housing developers in the state of Kentucky. We are grateful for the confidence our supporters have demonstrated through their giving.
Corporate giving has helped us grow and expand our service area to serve more families in need. These relationships are beneficial in three key ways:
- first and foremost, more eastern Kentucky families in need of affordable housing receive the help they need,
- HDA has the materials and services it needs to serve more families than ever before,
- HDA can sometimes cover the cost of home repairs for some Appalachian families who have severely limited financial resources so that they are able to receive the home repairs they need at little to no cost to them,
- East Kentucky families are empowered for generations, resulting in stronger family units, better communities, more civic engagement, higher levels of employment and education, an improved local economy, and so much more,
- support from other foundations and corporations is generated by showing that they feel that the mission of the Housing Development Alliance is a worthy cause, and
- our corporate partners develop meaningful connections with the community by identifying themselves with our history, mission, and impact.
Double Your Gift to HDA!
Corporations have been involved in the support of nonprofits like ours for decades. Some make significant gifts to charity through social responsibility initiatives, however, one of the most popular forms of corporate giving is the matching gift.
A Matching Gift Program is considered an employee benefit program. Employees who express their generosity and concern for charity are often given the opportunity to have their donations matched one-for-one, two-for-one, or even three-for-one. Individual firms set their own employee requirements, such as full-time, part-time, retiree, spouse, etc., and many have a minimum gift amount – typically, $25.00 or $50.00, but it can certainly vary. The application process, too, may vary. For years, the process was simply to request a form from your employer at the human resources office, mail it to the charity along with the donation, and wait for it to be matched. Now, many corporations require online submission. Either way, the employee must follow the directions set forth by his/her company. The gift typically must be made to the charity — HDA, for instance – and, an agent of the charity must verify that the funds were received, prior to the company’s approval of the matching gift.
Because it will double your gift! Possibly more than double it. So, instead of helping one East Kentucky family in need of affordable housing, you can help two with the same amount of money. You will receive credit for both gifts, because you made it happen!
The easiest step is to go online to your company’s website and search for employee benefits and/or matching gift programs. Most likely, all of your questions will be answered there. If you can’t find the information online, just call your human resources department and ask if they have the program and if they can provide a form for you to submit with your donation.
Yes! Matching Gifts to HDA are receipted promptly, and a card is issued to the employee donor to acknowledge receipt of the corporate matching gift.
Lists of corporations with matching gift programs can usually be found online, however our Director of Development & Communications is happy to do the research for you! Just call 606-436-0497, ext. 2028 or send us an email to make this request.
Call or Schedule a Visit
Our Executive Director will be pleased to discuss our needs in conjunction with your organization’s philanthropic interests. Please give him a call at 606-436-0497, ext. 2031, or if you’d like, please visit us, meet some of our staff, and see firsthand the work we are doing in our mountain communities.