Because of YOU, Parents Helping Parents empowers families of youth and adults with special needs.   No donation is too small.

PHP is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We rely on individual, corporate, and foundation contributions. Donations of $75 or more include a one-year membership to PHP which gives you discounted rates to our workshops and services.

Thank YOU for donating today!

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Parents Helping Parents is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID# 94-2814246). Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

Are there other ways to donate?

1. Donate Stocks or Securities: With a gift of securities, you pay no capital gains taxes and may be able to deduct the full fair market value of appreciated stocks or mutual funds held longer than one year. Please contact Mark Fishler, PHP Development Director, at 408-886-3896 or

New for 2020:  The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) passed in March 2020. The relief package includes opportunities for donors to help PHP as we respond to the growing needs of our community due to COVID-19. The changes include:

  • Up to $1,200 ($2,400 joint) in income-tax free federal benefit per taxpayer making less than $75,000 ($150,000 joint). Further, donating this to PHP will earn a charitable tax deduction.
  • Waives the required minimum distribution rules for certain defined contribution plans and IRAs for calendar year 2020. Making an income tax-free gift from your IRA to PHP is still allowed.
  • Encourages contributions to charitable organizations like PHP in 2020 by permitting a deduction of up to $300 of cash contributions for non-itemizers.
  • Increases the limitations on deductions for charitable contributions by families who itemize. For individuals, the 50 percent of adjusted gross income limitation is suspended for 2020.

2. Donate Through A Will Or Trust: This is one of the most common types of planned gifts. You can arrange to leave PHP a specific dollar amount or asset, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after specific gifts to loved ones have been made.  Please contact Mark Fishler, PHP Development Director, at 408-886-3896 or

3. Name PHP as a beneficiary.  You can do this for the following: your individual retirement account (IRA), 401(k), 403(b), brokerage, donor advised fund (DAF), life insurance policy or other account. These gifts are easy to arrange or modify. Simply complete a beneficiary designation form from your plan administrator to name PHP a beneficiary of all or part of your retirement account or life insurance policy. If the retirement assets are tax-deferred, the portion left to PHP will not be subject to tax.  Please contact Mark Fishler, PHP Development Director, at 408-886-3896 or

4. Gifts From Your IRA: Legislation allows IRA gifts from individuals age 70 1/2 years or older. Distributions of up to $100,000 per person per year can be made directly from your IRA to Catholic Charities and count toward your required minimum distribution.  Please contact Mark Fishler, PHP Development Director, at 408-886-3896 or

5. Donor Advised Fund: You can set up a donor advised fund (DAF) and donate to PHP through your DAF. For more information, contact Mark Fishler, PHP Development Director, at 408-886-3896 or

6. Donate by US Mail: Please send checks to Parents Helping Parents, Attn: Mark Fishler, Suite 100, 1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95126.  We will mail your donation receipt via US mail as your official record.

We recommend consulting your financial advisor or attorney to find the right option for you.

Will I get a receipt?

Upon completion of your donation, we will email your receipt to the email address you provide.  If you select a recurring donation, we will send you an individual receipt each month in which your donation is processed.