UrbanPromise accepts any range of donations. Your generous support allows us to engage hundreds of Camden children and teens each year.
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First Year Free

We try to make enrollment at UrbanPromise an easy choice through our First Year Free initiative. This year, we are thrilled to welcome 38 new students to our schools! With your help, all 38 new students will attend for FREE.

Make a Donation

Together, we provide opportunities for young people to live into their full potential.  The collective generosity of our community is what makes this work possible.

Sponsor our Youth
Sponsors have the opportunity to direct their giving to a program that meets their interest and giving level. As part of your sponsorship, you will receive updates and impact reports about the program you support.
Child - $30/month or $360/year

Child sponsors support engaging and educational programming within our neighborhood-based after school and summer camp programs. Each year, these sponsorships allow hundreds of children to participate in activities that improve their academic performance, support the development of necessary life skills, establish positive relationships with caring adults, and nurture their faith.

Teen - $42/month or $500/year

StreetLeader sponsors support costs associated with our foundational youth leadership and employment program. Through an innovative, hands-on approach to job training, the StreetLeader Program offers employment to 50+ Camden-area teens throughout the year.  In addition to preparing StreetLeaders for the professional world, UrbanPromise offers academic enrichment and support, college preparation assistance, health and fitness classes, and community service activities.

Wellness Care For A Child - $75/month or $900/year

Wellness Sponsors support our work to address the impact of toxic stress on children and teens, providing the opportunity for optimal wellbeing of body, mind, and spirit. Our primary goal to build resilience and reducing the impact of toxic stress among our 500+ youth is accomplished through various educational and behavioral health services.

Trekker - $150/month or $1,800/year

UrbanTrekker Sponsors provide hands-on learning and journey-based experiences to high school students. Through travel to places beyond their everyday lives, youth are motivated to learn more about themselves and the world around them and to develop their potential as young leaders. Trekker Sponsors enable UrbanPromise to offer experiential and expeditionary trips at little to no charge to participants.

Student - $250+/month

Sponsoring a student through UrbanPromise’s Partner Program provides a child or teen with a year of quality Christian education within a safe, structured, and stimulating environment rich in love and compassion.

UrbanPromise encourages Partners to learn more about their students by attending Partner Day events at the school, sending birthday and holiday cards, and passing along notes of encouragement to your student. You will also receive correspondences and updates from your student (including a student profile), messages from teachers and administrators, and the opportunity to visit campus during the regular school day.

Partners may commit to $3,000 per year, $6,000 per year, or $8,000 per year based on giving level; all gifts underwrite educational costs for our students.

Contact the School Donor Relations Manager at 856-382-1862 or email info@urbanpromiseusa.org for more information.

Impact Sponsorships
Impact Sponsors have a direct impact on Camden children and youth by sponsoring a specific program for a year, school year or summer. Sponsors will receive regular updates, as well as the opportunity to visit and interact with program students and staff.
Year-Round Impact Sponsor: $15,000

Benefits:

  • 1 table (12 tickets) to Night of Promise Annual Banquet (Fall)
  • 1 foursomes for UrbanPromise Golf Classic (Summer)
  • 10 VIP tickets to the Taste of Promise Food & Wine Tasting (Spring)
  • Full-page ad in all UrbanPromise event programs throughout the year

Your Impact:

Provides the children and youth in Camden with year-round, safe and stimulating environment and programming that promotes academic success, life skills, and leadership. Donors choose the UrbanPromise core programs they would like to sponsor. Year-round sponsors may select:

  • StreetLeader program (teen job training and employment)
  • After school and summer camp programs
  • UrbanTrekkers (experiential learning program)
  • BoatWorks (wooden boat building and on-the-water program)
  • CamdenForward School (K-8)
  • UrbanPromise Academy (9-12)
School-Year Impact Sponsor: $10,000

Benefits:

  • 1 table (10 tickets) to Night of Promise Annual Banquet (Fall)
  • 1 foursomes for UrbanPromise Golf Classic (Summer)
  • 6 VIP tickets to the Taste of Promise Food & Wine Tasting (Spring)
  • Full-page ad in all UrbanPromise event programs throughout the year

Your Impact:

Provides the children and youth in Camden with school-year, safe and stimulating environment and programming that promotes academic success, life skills, and leadership. Donors choose the UrbanPromise core programs they would like to sponsor.  School-year sponsors may select:

  • StreetLeader program (teen job training and employment)
  • After school program
  • UrbanTrekkers (experiential learning program)
  • BoatWorks (wooden boat building and on-the-water program)
  • CamdenForward School (K-8)
  • UrbanPromise Academy (9-12)
Summer Impact Sponsor: $7,500

Benefits:

  • 1 table (10 tickets) to Night of Promise Annual Banquet (Fall)
  • 1 foursomes for UrbanPromise Golf Classic (Summer)
  • 4 VIP tickets to the Taste of Promise Food & Wine Tasting (Spring)
  • Full-page ad in all UrbanPromise event programs throughout the year

Your Impact:

Provides the children and youth in Camden with summer, safe and stimulating environment and programming that promotes academic success, life skills, and leadership. Donors choose the UrbanPromise core programs they would like to sponsor. Summer sponsors may select:

StreetLeader program (teen job training and employment)
Summer camp
UrbanTrekkers (experiential learning program)
Urban BoatWorks (wooden boat building and on-the-water program)
CamdenForward School (K-8)
UrbanPromise Academy (9-12)

Other Ways to Give
Sponsor an Event

Our event sponsorships are a great way for a corporation, church, organization or individual to support UrbanPromise while also receiving great benefits.  Contact us to learn more about upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities.

Donor Advised Funds

UrbanPromise can receives gifts through Donor Advised Funds (e.g., Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Schwab Charitable Fund, Vanguard Charitable Endowment, etc.).

When directing a gift to UrbanPromise, be sure to search by EIN 22-3229121 or by UrbanPromise Ministries (no space between “Urban” and “Promise”). This will ensure that your contribution is directed to UrbanPromise in Camden.

If you’d like to speak with one of our team members, please contact us at (856) 382-1886 or majorgifts@urbanpromiseusa.org.

United Way Designation

You can support UrbanPromise through the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s Donor Choice program by selecting designation code 10157.

Corporate Gift Matching

1.  Make a cash, check, or credit card donation. Keep your gift receipt in case your workplace requires it. Most corporate matching programs allow you up to one year to request their match on your donation.

2. Check to see if your company matches employee donations.

3. Submit your match request.  Here are two ways:

Download your company’s matching gift verification form using the provided link. Print, fill out, and mail it to us: UrbanPromise, PO Box 1479, Camden, NJ 08105.

If your company provides a link to their intranet,  use this information to log in and submit your matching gift request.  It will be processed and sent to us.

Once we receive your form or online request, we’ll take care of the rest.  Your company will send its matching donation directly to UrbanPromise.

Appreciated Assets

If you own an appreciated stock, it is more tax-wise to contribute the stock , rather than cash. A gift of appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value of stock. Second, you receive an income tax deduction for the full, fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. can be transferred to UrbanPromise. Check with your financial advisors (attorney, accountant, etc.) to learn about tax advantages. Please contact us at (856) 382-1886 or majorgifts@urbanpromiseusa.org after transfer for receipting and tax-deductions.

BROKERAGE:
Karen Prather
Morgan Stanley
330 Fellowship Road
Suite 400
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(800) 596-5668

DTC NUMBER: 0015

ACCOUNT NAME: UrbanPromise (Tax ID # 22-3229121/000)

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 672-027304

Legacy Gifts

An excellent way to provide for the future of UrbanPromise and leave a lasting legacy is to remember us in your will. You can leave your entire estate, a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or the residue. Your attorney can provide guidance regarding specific wording.

If you’d like to speak with one of our team members, please contact us at (856) 382-1886 or majorgifts@urbanpromiseusa.org.

Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance can provide a significant year-end charitable deduction. You can purchase a new policy or donate a policy that you currently own, but no longer need. To receive a deduction, designate UrbanPromise as both the owner and beneficiary of the life insurance policy. Check with your insurance agent for the details.

If you’d like to speak with one of our team members, please contact us at (856) 382-1886 or majorgifts@urbanpromiseusa.org.

Retirement Assets

Naming UrbanPromise as a beneficiary of retirement assets (IRA’s, 401K’s, etc.) is another way to provide support for the youth of Camden.

If you’d like to speak with one of our team members, please contact us at (856) 382-1886 or majorgifts@urbanpromiseusa.org.

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Search by our EIN – 22-3229121 or by our name UrbanPromise (all one word!) Then, when you shop, use smile.amazon.com and shop as usual! Save this link to ensure every purchase benefits UrbanPromise.

Contributing Goods and Services
In-Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts—non-monetary contributions of goods or services—enable us to direct the majority of dollars to our programming and youth. A significant budget reduction for UrbanPromise, each in-kind gift is tax-deductible and an alternative way for donors to influence the lives of those we serve.

Contact us for information on current needs or upcoming in-kind drives at (856) 382-1877 or inkind@urbanpromiseusa.org.

Corporate and Church Workdays

UrbanPromise WorkGroups provide unique community service and team-building opportunities to groups of between 10-40 individuals. We welcome teams of all kinds-from churches, youth groups, corporations, high schools, colleges, etc.-to spend a weekend or entire week engaging in service projects and/or assisting with our after-school and summer camps.

Learn more on our Volunteer page.

Donor Privacy Policy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by UrbanPromise, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.