Ways to Give to Looking Upwards

You can help ensure that children & adults of all abilities have rich opportunities to live the lives they choose. 

Our donors, caring people just like you, have a powerful impact: fostering children’s development, helping adults gain employment and supporting individuals to find a circle of connection and belonging. These are just some of the ways your generosity helps to sustain and expand our work, making a daily difference in people’s lives.

Since Looking Upwards is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, any contribution you make may have various tax advantages.  We invite you to explore below the array of options for giving, and we’d be happy to provide you with more information.
Here are some of the ways you might give:

Giving in Someone’s Honor: Cherish a loved one in a powerful way.

  • In honor of - Celebrate someone’s birthday, anniversary or life milestone.
  • In memory of - Give in lieu of flowers, to remember an individual’s birthday or to show support to someone’s family.
At your request, a letter of acknowledgement can be sent to the person’s family, letting them know you made a gift in their loved one’s honor or memory. To give in someone’s honor: donate now

Annual/Monthly Gifts: Support Looking Upwards with a gift that will change lives.

  • Annual - Support our annual appeal, a special campaign/fundraiser or make a difference any day of the year through your one-time donation.    
  • Monthly - Your recurring donation, no matter how big or small, is a way to budget your contribution, while ensuring much-needed funds in support of our mission.
To make a one-time or recurring monthly gift: donate now  

Gift of Time & Resources: Connect with others while making a difference.

  • Volunteer – Share your creative passion with others, or lend a helping hand.    
  • Participate in Special Events – From our annual golf tournament, to the Pell Bridge Run, we invite you to come have fun for a good cause.

United Way:  Support Looking Upwards through your gift.

Are you already giving to United Way of RI?  You can write in Looking Upwards when making your contribution.

A Planned Gift: Make a meaningful impact while enjoying various tax advantages.

A gift through your will, retirement plan, life insurance or a variety of other options, can give vital support to children and adults with disabilities for generations to come.

About planned giving:
- You don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference.
- You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
- You might receive guaranteed payments for life in return for your gift.

Learn more about the variety of ways you can support Looking Upwards through planned giving.

A Gift to Our Endowment: Support our mission well into the future!

Any gift you make can be given directly to Looking Upwards or you can direct us to designate your gift to our endowment. The choice is yours.

Your contribution to our endowment helps build Looking Upwards’ future. Managed by the Rhode Island Foundation, the Looking Upwards endowment is an investment fund in which donations are protected assets. As the funds’ investment income grows, Looking Upwards has the option to withdraw a percent of the gains to use in support of its mission.

Want more information?
Our Director of Development, Heather Sullivan, would be happy to answer your questions or provide further details. Contact Heather at 401-864-2163 or e-mail Heather.