Foundation Giving

How to Give

Foundations — private, corporate, and community alike — share and invest in the Easterseals mission to help children and adults with disabilities or from military backgrounds. Foundation grants provide large-sum financial support to spearhead Easterseals’ holistic programs and innovative strategies. Explore how to give through Grant Awards, Financial Gifts, and the Presidents’ Council.

Our Development team can help you make the most of your contribution. Contact Sharon Pippert, Associate Director of Development Operations,, or York Bradshaw, Senior Director of Grants and Foundation Relations,

Grant Awards

Our experienced grant writers follow a streamlined grant application and reporting process. Foundations can be assured that their grant award meets Easterseals’ greatest needs and has the most significant impact possible. In addition to financial gifts, grants may also be donations of big-ticket items, expertise, or services. One-time grants or grants over a period of time are equally encouraged. We offer public recognition and naming opportunities for the most generous awards.

Why Foundations Give

“Easterseals’ Military and Veteran Services casts a wide net of support to our heroes and their families. We are thrilled to be in a position to help this program continue to thrive, and carry forward with the positive impact that it has had for countless service members over the years.” – Veterans United Foundation

“We look forward to collaborating with [Easterseals DC MD VA] to help them build and reinvent new and existing cloud-based solutions that will make a meaningful impact on communities worldwide.” – Amazon Web Services

“We are proud to support Easterseals, as they continue to make a positive impact in veterans’ lives. We would like to congratulate and thank them for their commitment to assisting the men and women who served in defense of our country.” – Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Foundation Dollars Make a Difference


  • Expands or creates services to support over 6,000 children, adults, veterans, and caregivers each year
  • Allows Easterseals to provide over 8,000 hours of mental health and respite care


  • Provides medical rehabilitation for 10 children and adults with disabilities
  • Gives scholarships for 2 children to attend a Child Development Center for an academic year


  • Coaches 350 veterans and military spouses in career and job search training 
  • Ensures 1 year of respite and early education for the child of a wounded warrior

 Financial Gifts


Make all checks payable to Easterseals DC MD VA and mail to our Development Office.
Easterseals DC MD VA

Attn: Development Office
1420 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Credit Card

Make a one-time gift or monthly recurring gift. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover accepted, using our secure online system.

Wire Transfer

Include the corporate name and gift designation for all wire transfers. Contact our Development team for Easterseals DC MD VA account information and wiring instructions. 

 Presidents’ Council

Receive special recognition and naming opportunities as a member of this premier giving society when you gift $1,000 or more annually. Learn about the impact of each giving level within the Easterseals Presidents' Council.

Easterseals DC MD VA is a Section 501(c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization and donor gifts may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. However, donors should consult with their tax advisers or the IRS to determine whether any contribution is deductible.

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