Ways to Give

Impacting the mission of Abilities First can occur in many forms and at every gift level. Abilities First values your partnership in supporting the mission through a gift, in-kind donation, sponsorship or charitable giving. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with information to make an informed decision when supporting current fundraising initiatives or leaving a legacy.

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Event Sponsorship, Advertising and Naming Opportunities

Event sponsorship, advertising and naming opportunities are ways to drive and build awareness of your brand’s visibility while making a lasting impact on the mission of Abilities First. Learn More

Give a gift

Your one-time, monthly recurring or annual gift at any level can significantly impact individuals served by the Abilities First, as well as support their activities.

Matching gifts

Connect your employer’s philanthropic interests with yours, for even more impact. Please let us know how we can support your application for processing a matching gift.

Tribute gifts

By directing donations to Abilities First, in lieu of flowers, upon the passing of a loved one, or when celebrating a special occasion, consider making a gift in tribute that will contribute to the lives of those served by Abilities First. If directed, we can send a notice of the gift to them, or if given in their memory, we can notify the family.


Consider leaving a legacy, by including Abilities First in your estate planning. Our staff can provide you all of the necessary information for a few easy steps to plan for the future of Abilities First.

Planned giving

Each person, regardless of income or assets or level of giving can leave a legacy in support of Abilities First through planned giving. These gifts offer a variety of ways for tax-incentives, estate preservation and enables you to make a contribution now or in the future. Our staff can provide information and referrals to those able to assist you in your planning.

Donate your vehicle

Whether a well-oil engine or a one sitting in a field, a vehicle donation can benefit Abilities First.

You Shop. They Give.

Take a look at the many partners we have, where your dollars will impact the mission of Abilities First.

Donor Bill of Rights

The Foundation for Abilities First NY (FAFNY) is committed to the principals set forth in the Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

Adopted 1964, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Copyright AFP, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


Philanthropic leadership to enrich the mission of Abilities First, Inc.

Founded in 2018, the mission of the Foundation for Abilities First NY is to garner the financial resources necessary to meet the programmatic interests and to assure the sustainability of the mission of Abilities First, Inc. FAFNY will establish a stable commitment of philanthropic support, to assure the programs, services, and quality of life opportunities remain strong and available, as well as ensure the organization’s fiscal resiliency during unexpected changes.