Why Donate?

Like many non-profit healthcare organizations, we face constant shifts in State or Federal funding and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. At the same time, many of our programs and service are not reimbursable and are supported entirely by external funding sources.

As a result, the charitable support from individuals, businesses, and private foundations like you is critical.

By making a gift today, you will be helping us to continue ‘providing hope and promoting recovery’ to thousands of children, adults, and their families each year.

Thank you in advance for investing in the lives of the citizens in our community. Mental health matters and impacts us all.

Ways to Give

As a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, all gifts made to Seacoast Mental Health Center are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Gifts by Check made be mailed to: Seacoast Mental Health Center, c/o Development Office, 1145 Sagamore Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Make a Gift Online: Click here

Questions? – Contact Rebecca Throop, Vice President of Community Relations, at rthroop@smhc-nh.org

Memorial and Tribute Gifts are a great way to remember and to honor a family member or a friend. You may note the designation on your check or correspondence to us or simply click here to make your gift online.

Gifts of Securities
Gifts of securities are an easy way to make a charitable contribution to Seacoast Mental Health Center. You can avoid paying capital gains tax by contributing appreciated securities. The full market value of the securities qualifies as a charitable contribution deduction. If you are considering giving depreciated securities, it is more beneficial to sell the stock, claim the loss, and then contribute the cash proceeds to SMHC, which will entitle you to an income tax charitable deduction.

To transfer securities to Seacoast Mental Health Center, we ask that you call us at 603-957-5743 and ask for the Development Office for the transfer information.

Legacy Gifts

Bequest Gifts
Leaving a bequest to Seacoast Mental Health Center allows you to make a gift without diminishing the assets available to you during your lifetime.  A bequest is simple statement in your will designating a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or a designation of a specific piece of property.

The language you need to include is:  I give, devise and bequeath to Seacoast Mental Health Center located at 1145 Sagamore Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801 the sum of $ _________ (or you may describe  the gift or the percent of your remaining assets at death)  to be used by said organization to meet the most immediate needs of the Center as determined by the Board of Directors.

Retirement and Life Insurance plans
You may wish to consider naming Seacoast Mental Health Center as a beneficiary of your plan. You will need to use this wording: Seacoast Mental Health Center located at 1145 Sagamore Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

IRA Charitable Rollover Permanently Extended allowing those age 70 ½ and older to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization. Such gifts to charitable organizations from a traditional IRA can count toward the annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) required by the IRS. By reducing taxable income, the provision can help donors avoid or reduce tax implications. For those 70 ½ or older, with a traditional IRA who wish to consider this tax-efficient gifting strategy:

  1. Consult your financial advisor about your IRA and Required Minimum Distribution.
  2. If you decide to distribute a charitable gift from your IRA, ensure that your IRA’s custodian transfer it directly from the IRA to the charity.

There are many other Legacy Gifts

  • Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Retained Life Estate gifts
  • Gifts of Real Estate

Each of these gifts provides tax benefits to the donor and often can enable the donor to provide greater benefits to their heirs and to leave a Legacy to Seacoast Mental Health Center. Please consult your financial advisor or attorney for specific advice.