Your gift will help support people who are homeless, and others in need, to make positive changes in their lives.

The Next Step Program is a self-help approach to assist people who are serious about making changes in their lives. Caseworkers help program participants set and prioritize goals and provide information and referral services as needed in areas such as employment, housing, health, etc. They act as coaches to support and encourage participants as they take steps towards their goals.

  • Financial Donations
  • Monthly Giving
  • IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution - Even if you will not itemize deductions on your tax return, making a pledge payment or a one-time contribution to Samaritan Ministry directly from your IRA may still be advantageous if you are 70 1/2 or older. A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) allows those 70 ½ and older to give to charities directly from their IRAs and has two main advantages: 1) a QCD counts toward satisfying the individual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for that year, and 2) a QCD to Samaritan Ministry will be fully excluded from your taxable income up to a maximum of $100K. Talk to the person who handles withdrawals from your IRA.
  • Planned Giving from Your Estate - One of the simplest ways to give to Samaritan Ministry is through your estate. Contact your financial advisor or accountant for detailed information on the tax implications of making a charitable gift to SMGW through your estate plan. You can make a gift bequest in your will to Samaritan Ministry for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after you have provided for others. Planned giving options include trust, bequest and insurance.For more information, please contact Samaritan Ministry's Development Department at development [at] or 202-722-2280.
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Clothing Donation Bins

Samaritan Ministry respects both donors' privacy and the trust donors put in Samaritan Ministry to do what we say we will do with the resources given to us. You may read both our privacy policy and Donor Bill of Rights.

Samaritan Ministry has 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Gifts made to Samaritan Ministry are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by current tax laws. Every gift from you is promptly acknowledged with a letter of appreciation, which you may use for tax purposes.

As a general policy, Samaritan Ministry encourages unrestricted financial gifts so that we may use funds where they are most needed. We will consider restricted (or designated) gifts on a case-by-case basis. For more information, contact our Development Department at development [at] or 202-722-2280.