No Act of Generosity is too small to make a Difference.

Ways to Give

There is no greater honor than to serve our country in the United States Armed Forces. And there is no greater sacrifice a Family makes than to lose a loved one in service to our Country.

Captain Joseph House is the first Family-to-Family respite home in the country created to lend support to Gold Star Families of our military’s Fallen Heroes.

Captain Joseph House Foundation (CJHF) is a 501(c)(3), charitable organization, so your donations and gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Coast Guard Volunteer Crew at CJHF
Coast Guard Volunteer Crew at CJHF

Donate On-Line or By Mail

Visit our secure online donation page to make a one-time, monthly or in honor/memory donation in support of Gold Star Families. Donate Online

If you prefer to mail your donation you can download the Donate by Mail form.

It is often customary, upon a loved one’s passing, that donations be made to the deceased’s favorite non-profit in Lieu of Flowers. Both a donation online or by mail provides input fields for noting the Honoree’s name and who/where to send the donation acknowledgement letter. Captain Joseph House Foundation does not disclose the donation amount.


For a gift of $100 or more, donors can contribute a personally engraved paver, which will become a permanent part of the memorial garden pathways. Learn more.

Sponsor a Family’s Travel & Meals to CJHF

The cost of air and travel related expenses, meals and recreation is approximately $1,000 per week for each family member. Your donation will bring Family members to Captain Joseph House in Port Angeles, WA on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.

Other Ways You Can Give…

Please consult your financial advisor to determine what type of gift is right for you.

Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD):

  • If you’re older than 70 years and 6 months, you can make a contribution to Captain Joseph House Foundation from your IRA account.
  • A donation transferred directly from your IRA administrator is generally not considered taxable income to you, but it does count toward your required minimum distribution. (IRA Sample Letter)

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds:

  • Giving the gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide better tax benefits than giving cash.
  • Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock.
  • You may also save on brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.

Plan a Gift From Your Estate:

  • In financial and estate planning, a planned gift is usually deferred until the end of the donor’s life.
  • Depending on your estate plan, there can be significant tax savings when you include a charitable donation. Options include bequests of cash or real estate, appreciated securities, retirement accounts, charitable remainder trusts and life insurance policies.