Our kids, our hearts: it’s how we champion the future!

Every year, thousands of Portland-area children transition through foster care and adoption services. The process of fitting into a new home is emotionally straining on kids, who have a limited support network, and have endured physical or mental abuse, neglect, or trauma. Without the support and outlet that therapy provides, many of these children find it difficult to move out of social services and establish healthy relationships.

Since 1996, Kinship House has nurtured children and families with outpatient mental-health services during the transition through foster care and adoption.

With the help of our expert clinicians, who take a one-on-one, personalized approach to each case, 98% of the children Kinship House serves – who are in the adoption process – successfully transition out of state care into adoption. An upwards of 500 children and families receive outpatient mental-health services at Kinship House on an annual basis, creating lasting familial bonds and future stability.

You can help the Kinship kids by providing your financial support today. You can make a one-time donation, or a sustaining donation, to ensure that no child is turned away. Thank you for your support!

Information for Donors

Donations are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code. Our tax ID# is 93-1180331.  Kinship House respects its donors’ privacy. Donor information will never be sold or shared with other parties.

Kinship House recognizes and values the tenets of ethical fundraising practices.  Our board of directors officially adopted the following policies on December 10, 2016:

Sustaining Kin Membership

Contribution per month:


$5 minimum contribution

Make a monthly sustaining contribution. As a Sustaining Kin member, your monthly contributions is automatically deducted from your debit or credit card until you choose to cancel it. Your support will always be current.  You won’t receive renewal reminders in the mail. And you won’t have to remember to write another check to Kinship House each year. Providing reliable funding to champion kids allows us to plan for the future to best meet the needs of kids in our community.

To increase your current monthly contribution, simply complete and submit a new contribution form. Your increased monthly amount, providing all information asked for on the form. Your current contribution will be canceled, and your new monthly contribution started. Please call 503-460-2796, ext. 205 if you have questions.

Make a Donation Today

Make a single contribution to champion our mission today!

Be a hero every day of the year!


Employer Match
If you work for or are retired from, a community-minded company, your contribution may have twice the impact. Your employer may match your gift dollar for dollar. In some cases, companies may even double or triple the amount of your gift — at no cost to you! Ask your human resources office for a Matching Gift Form. Kinship House is also part of the Benevity Giving Community. Complete the form and mail it to:

Kinship House
ATTN:  Dennise M. Kowalczyk
1823 NE 8th Avenue
Portland, OR  97212

Amazon has a large variety of gifts – and books! – that are perfect for all kinds of gifts including electronics, jewelry, clothing, and more. Simply designate Kinship House as your chosen non-profit and then we receive funds!  Click here to designate Kinship House. Questions?  Please call 503-460-2796, ext. 205.

Donate Your Car
By donating your vehicle through the Charity Connections program, your donation will help hundreds of kids and their families navigating foster care, adoption or reunification. Simply follow these instructions for steps on how you can make a profound difference in these families’ lives.  Questions?  Please call 503-235-8655.

Donate Stock
Another way to support Kinship House and it is so easy to do: make a gift of stock! A gift of appreciated stock allows you to make a larger contribution than a cash donation; it also helps you save on taxes.  If you have any questions or need additional help with your stock transfer, please contact Dennise M. Kowalczyk, Development & Communications Director at or by calling 503-460-2796, ext. 205.

Donate Your IRA
When you name Kinship House as a beneficiary to receive your IRA or other retirement assets upon your death, rather than donating retirement assets during your lifetime, the benefits multiply. Learn more here.

Donate Your Old Cell Phone
Mail or come by and see us to drop off your old phones. We recycle them and give you a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution! Please call 503-460-2796, ext. 205 for more information. Mail your phone and information to: Kinship House, Attn:  Dennise, 1823 NE 8th Avenue, Portland OR 97212. We will send you a receipt in the mail.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Fred Meyer is donating $2.7 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how to
make sure your card is linked:

• Sign up for or log in to the Community Rewards program by linking your card
to Kinship House at
• Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Kinship House
earn a donation!
• You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do
• If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service
desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Throw an Art Supply Party
Many of our champions have thrown both adult and child parties to gather art supplies for our kids to use at Kinship House. We serve hundreds of kids each year, which is a lot of art! Birthday parties, barbecues, school community service project – you name it – what a fun way to do something that makes a difference and it is tax-deductible. Please call 503-460-2796, ext. 205 for more information.

Our Wishlist
If you are interested in donating items to Kinship House, here is a list of things that we are seeking (see below) and here are links to some online wish lists we have created:

Got Ideas?
We are always open to your creative ideas about supporting our collective mission of supporting kids in our community. You can also check out our Wish list here! Please call 503-460-2796, ext. 205 with your ideas!