Introduction email image

Changing Lives,
One Journey at a Time

At Spence-Chapin, we recognize that every individual is on their own unique journey and it is our purpose to provide them with the guidance and support they need, every step of the way. To do that, our key program areas and services continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of everyone we serve. 

It is through the generosity of our supporters that we are able to continue to meet those needs. This holiday season, make a contribution that will change the lives of those we serve throughout the New Year, and beyond. We cannot do it without you. 

Be a part of our Everlasting Wall of Supporters—a beautiful installation in our new headquarters that recognizes all of the families and individuals who share in our vision for the future. 


Your generosity means so much to those we serve! Here are a few causes we are highlighting because they need your support. You can also consider a One-Time Donation that provides support to all of our programs and services, or a Recurring Gift that sustains our programs for the future. Looking for other ways to give? Use our navigation below or contact us directly for individualized support at Thank you!

Special Needs Adoption Program

Since 1995, Spence-Chapin has found adoptive families for more than 600 children who are medically fragile. 

This unique program is able to find incredible, permanent families across the nation for children in need of permanent families who are able to care for their lifelong needs. We invite you to become a supporter of this remarkable and critical program.

International Granny Program

For every three months spent in an orphanage, a child will lose one month of linear growth in the absence of proper intervention. The Granny Program provides this intervention by bringing loving caregivers, or “Grannies,” from the local community to spend one-on-one time with each child, every day, supporting 180 children in Colombia and South Africa.

Dedicate this Donation

Tribute Details

Notification Details

Notification Details

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $125.00 One Time

Spence-Chapin Support Services

Spence-Chapin provides counseling, support services, and community programming to children, women, and families every day. From mentorship programs for teens to peer support groups for parents to annual gatherings for birth parents and everything in between, Spence-Chapin is there for families every step of the way…thanks to you. 

As a reminder, certain charitable giving incentives that were created during the pandemic are still in effect this calendar year and allow individuals to deduct up to $300 and married couples filing joint returns up to $600 on their 2021 taxes regardless of how they do their deductions (standard or itemized). For those who itemize, deductions for contributions can be applied up to 100% of adjusted gross income, rather than the normal 20-60%. These incentives allow you to make an even greater impact this year


Your generosity helps us continue to build and support all families!

To Send A Gift By Mail

Please make checks out to “Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children” and address to:
Attn: Office of Development
120 E 16th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10003

For information on how to donate via Wire transfer, Stock transfer or Planned Gift, please contact Christine Pohl at

Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Celebrating a birthday or adoption anniversary? Create a fundraiser on Facebook to support Spence-Chapin. It’s a fun and easy way to help raise funds and awareness for all of the programs and services Spence-Chapin provides to families and children. Download our step-by-step tutorial, or contact our Senior Director of Development and Marketing, Christine Pohl, at

Matching Gift Program

Many corporations have matching gift programs which will allow you to leverage your support and increase your charitable gift. Please see a list of matching gift companies. If your company has a matching gift program, be sure to include an appropriate form with your contribution. If your company is not listed, you can find out from your human resources office if your employer offers a matching gift program. Matching gifts often double and sometimes, even triple your donation!

Planned Giving Program

Leave a legacy with lasting impact that can also increase benefits for you and your family. By making a planned gift, your commitment to supporting children, women, and families connected to adoption will echo for generations to come. Learn more about the gift options Spence-Chapin offers to determine which plan best serves you and your family in reaching your financial and philanthropic goals.

DAF Direct

DAF Direct is a tool that allows our donors to recommend grants from their donor-advised funds, which are known as ‘DAFs,’ directly from our website. Neither you nor Spence-Chapin incurs any transaction fees when accessing this quick and convenient tool. If you have questions about using DAF and if it is the best option for making your donation, please email