why Donate

Since 1987, Freedom Service Dogs has paired hundreds of client-dog teams at no cost to the client. Your support of our mission makes this possible.

2020 Tax Tip: The CARES Act

The CARES Act provides additional tax benefits for donations made in 2020. Taxpayers who do not itemize can obtain an above-the-line deduction of up to $300. For individuals who do itemize, the cap on annual contributions has increased from 60% to 100% of adjusted gross income. For corporations, the cap on annual contributions has increased from 10% to 25% of adjusted gross income. At a time when COVID-19 has impacted so many nonprofits, these additional tax benefits can help both nonprofits with their fundraising and donors with tax savings.

Ways To Give

We offer many options to donate. Please click on an option below to learn more.

Show your love for Freedom Service Dogs with some awesome FSD-branded apparel! These comfy clothes, hats, and accessories for adults and kids are perfect for lounging around the house or getting active in the great outdoors. Best of all, 10% of proceeds are donated to FSD! Start shopping now!

Help us transform lives

“I never thought I’d be in a situation in my life where I would need a service dog. When I started looking into it, I felt I could never afford one. Freedom Service Dogs stood out from the rest and is truly one of a kind. Now that I have Ripple I can say that among other things, he gives me a purpose in life again, a reason to get out of bed and experience life.”
– Patrick, retired military veteran

When Patrick medically retired after serving four years active duty in the U.S. Army, he wondered if a service dog could help him navigate the challenges of returning to civilian life. He also worried he couldn’t afford one. After connecting with Freedom Service Dogs, Patrick was matched with Ripple, who was specially trained for Patrick’s unique needs by the professional trainers at FSD. The best part? Ripple was trained and provided to Patrick at no cost. After only six months, Ripple has transformed Patrick’s life. Aside from providing mobility support, Ripple is learning to sense when Patrick is nearing a cardiac episode and go for help. He also helps Patrick be more active and social. Over 90 people are still on the waitlist for a service dog from FSD. Your tax-deductible donation will help us rescue and train dogs for these people in need. You’ll free a hero to save a hero, transforming two lives. Each of our dogs cost $30,000 to house, medically care for, feed, and custom-train. We rely solely on the support of our community to make our mission possible. Your donation today will make an immediate impact on the lives of our clients and their dogs.

Monthly Giving

Joining the Kibbles Club is an easy and convenient way for you to support Freedom Service Dogs.

Your monthly donation will provide the stable funding we need to continue our vital work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • $16 per month can provide a month’s supply of training treats for our dogs in training
  • $28 per month can provide a custom, specialty harness
  • $50 per month can provide one month of basic obedience training for a dog in the Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program
  • $84 per month can provide our dogs in training with one month’s supply of much-needed medications and supplements
  • $_____ per month can transform lives!

Stock Gifts

Donating stocks or securities is a great way to help Freedom Service Dogs while maximizing your tax position.

Gifts of this type are 100% free of capital gains and also eligible for income tax deductions (consult your advisor for details).

To transfer stock to Freedom Service Dogs, please follow these instructions:

  1. Contact FSD’s broker and give them your name and address, number of shares, and type of stock. Our broker is Charles Schwab.
       Charles Schwab
       PO Box 52114
       Phoenix, AZ  85072
       Phone number  800-435-4000
    For online contacts, access Schwab.com
  2. Inform Schwab you are transferring the stock to Freedom Service Dogs and give them  FSD’s DTC# (0164).
  3. Please copy Kate Goble at kgoble@freedomservicedogs.org or 303-922-6231 x215 so FSD can track and process the gift.

For any questions, please contact Kate Goble at (303) 922-6231 or kgoble@freedomservicedogs.org.

Estate Planning

Consider including Freedom Service Dogs in your estate plans!

Whatever your stage of life, and whatever your family and financial picture, there are flexible ways to plan a gift that can make you proud to leave a legacy that will change the lives of the people and dogs served by Freedom Service Dogs.

Let us help you understand how to make gifts through a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, trusts, and other estate-planning tools.

For any questions, please contact Karen Aalund kaalund@freedomservicedogs.org 303-922-6231 x218

Kennel Sponsorship

Kennel sponsorship provides a unique opportunity for individuals, families, community groups, and companies to support and help provide care for the dogs residing at our facility.

When you sponsor a kennel for $1,200, an engraved plaque with your name will be displayed on an FSD kennel for 12 months. Your tax-deductible donation of $1,200 will help cover the costs of vaccinations and medical care, food, shelter, grooming, and basic training for the dogs.

For any questions, please contact Kate Goble at (303) 922-6231 or kgoble@freedomservicedogs.org.

Vehicle donation

Why bother with the hassle of cleaning up, advertising, and selling your unwanted vehicle? Donate it instead!

Car donation is quick, easy, and tax deductible. Cars Helping Charities in partnership with Advanced Remarketing Services do all of the work for you, and 100% of the net proceeds go to Freedom Service Dogs. You can donate your car even if it doesn’t run!

Click on the button below to fill out the form, or call 1-866-701-2277 to donate your car today.

Our Wish List

Love to shop online? You can make a big impact on our mission by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List and donating them to FSD! We have Wish Lists filled with high-demand supplies, as well as vital training and enrichment items, for our dogs, puppies, resident kitties, and more.

And when you shop through Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com and select Freedom Service Dogs as your charitable organization of choice, you’ll receive the same great pricing as on the regular Amazon site, but FSD will receive a percentage of your purchases. 

Support of this nature is considered a gift in-kind and is eligible for tax deductions under charitable giving as defined by the IRS. Please note that we are not told who the gift is from unless you choose to include a ‘gift note,’ and please provide your address if you would like to receive a gift receipt from FSD. Thank you in advance for shopping our Wish List!

Workplace & Corporate Giving

The funds that Freedom Service Dogs receives from workplace contributions make a huge difference!

If you are a federal or state government employee, or if your company conducts its own giving campaign, please consider designating Freedom Service Dogs to receive your workplace contributions. If you are a federal employee, you can participate in the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which runs from September 1 through December 15. Freedom Service Dogs’ designation number is 38158.

Freedom Service Dogs has created many partnerships in our community to help build our financial strength. 

For more information regarding Workplace or Corporate Giving, please contact the Development Department at
303-922-6231.