Our Foundation

Supporting Our House, Inc.

Our House Foundation

Making our participants’ and residents’ dreams come true with help from you – individual community members, Foundations, and corporations.

Our House Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1989. The mission of Our House Foundation is to provide private financial support to Our House, Inc., (OHI) a not-for-profit public agency that provides housing, employment, and other social services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

If you would like additional information or would like to become involved, please contact Cathy Colford at ccolford@ourhousenj.org.

Ways to Support Our
House Foundation


Our most important source of unrestricted funds, the Annual Fund, kicks off with the Year-End Letter-Writing Campaign in November and ends in January.

Vehicle Donations

We accept all kinds of vehicles and vehicle donation is 100% tax deductible. Pick-up is always free and can be completed within 24-72 hours and in turn will be sold at auction.

View our 2020-2021
Annual Report

Thank You For Supporting Our 2021 Events!

Wish Lists

When opening a new program or home, we often need items to make a fresh start. We’ll share them here when we do!

Create Your OWN Fundraiser!

We’ll help you in your efforts to give back to Our House, whether it’s a cocktail party/dinner, birthday party, or other – we’ll team up to make it a success!

Tribute Gifts

Make a donation in remembrance of a beloved friend or family member.

Corporate Giving
And Matching Funds

Your gift could be doubled or even tripled with a matching gift from your employer. Please contact your company’s personnel office for specific information about your employer’s matching gift program.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts and bequests provide vital funds to strengthen and sustain Our House’s impact in our community in the future. Examples of planned gifts are naming Our House as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, a pension or 401(k) plan, an IRA, and naming as a beneficiary within charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities. For more information on establishing a planned gift to benefit you and Our House, please contact Cathy Colford at ccolford@ourhousenj.org and 908-464-8008, ext. 122.

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

Our House Foundation gladly accepts gifts made through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF).  As a convenient tool we have created quick access to your DAF login page.  Type in the name of your DAF sponsor (i.e. Fidelity Charitable) and click to proceed to your specific login page.

Ways you can make an impact with your DAF:

  • Honor or memorialize a loved one.
  • Avoid capital gains by first transferring appreciated stock to your DAF and then gifting it.
  • Show your philanthropic interest to causes you care about.
  • Leave all, or a portion of your DAF to charity by making them your beneficiary designation.

Click below (give now from your donor-advised fund) to access the login page.  Once there type in the name of your DAF sponsor. Feel free to contact our Foundation office (908-464-8008 x122 or x172) if you have questions, need further information or would like to inform us that a gift will be coming through your DAF.

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