A bequest is a planned gift—large or small—that is made through a donor's will. Individuals may include CompassPoint in their wills by naming CompassPoint for a specific dollar amount (called a "legacy"), a specific asset, or a percent share of their estate. Donors can also name CompassPoint as the residual beneficiary of their estates after the payment of bequests to others.
Donors do not owe any federal estate tax on the amount of the bequest. Many states allow full inheritance tax deductions as well.
For more information on making a bequest gift to CompassPoint, contact our Development team at (510) 318-3755.
Cash / Check
To make a donation in cash, please visit us at 500 12th Street, Suite 320, Oakland, CA during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).
When paying by check, regardless of the designation of your donation, please make your check payable to CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. Please mail your check to
Suite 320, Oakland,
To make a memorial or honorary gift by cash or check, begin by following the instructions above. Attach a note that includes the name of the person you are memorializing or honoring and the family contact name and address (for memorials) or the individual's name and address (for honorary gifts). We will notify the family/individual of your contribution.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will match the charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or spouses. Through a matching gift program, the impact of your gift to CompassPoint can be doubled or possibly tripled. You will be recognized for the full amount of your own gift plus any resulting corporate match. Bottom of FormIf your employer offers this benefit, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest.
If you have any questions about making a donation to CompassPoint, please contact a member of our Development team at 510.318.3755 or firstname.lastname@example.org.