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How to Donate

Thank you for supporting NAMI San Mateo!

Give Online Today

Click here to make an online donation to NAMI San Mateo County.

Become a Member

Click here to become a member of NAMI San Mateo County.

By becoming a member, you join the thousands of Americans advocating for the fair treatment of those who suffer from mental illnesses.

Write a Check

Make checks payable to “NAMI San Mateo County” and mail to:
NAMI San Mateo County
1730 South Amphlett Blvd, Suite 308
San Mateo, CA 94402

Give Over the Phone

Call us at (650) 638-0800

Other Ways to Donate

Company Matching Gifts

Does your company match charitable donations? Double your impact with a matching donation from your employer. Ask your HR department about your options.

Donate Stock

A stock transfer to NAMI SMC is a meaningful way to ensure that the strength and success of our education, advocacy and public awareness programs will continue for years to come.
To donate stock or other securities, please email Robert Taylor Executive Director:

Estate Planning

Include NAMI San Mateo in your Estate Planning
For more information contact:
Robert Taylor, Executive Director Tel: (650) 638-0800

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a wonderful way to donate to NAMI SMC while shopping at Amazon!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support NAMI Santa Mateo County every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.


You can make a difference to NAMI SMC. Go to, sign up and begin shopping that makes a difference!  You shop, and merchants give back! Shop online, buy groceries, or dine out to make a difference for NAMI San Mateo County.

Support us through Vehicle Donation

You can partnership with us by donating your car, truck, motorcycle, motor home, boat, or airplane. NAMI – San Mateo County’s vehicle donation program follows a simple process that will save you precious time (because you won’t have to sell your vehicle yourself), and the proceeds from the sale will directly benefit our mission.


Planned Giving

Thank you for considering a planned gift to NAMI San Mateo County (SMC)! A planned gift is any gift given for any amount, given for any purpose—operations, capital expansion, or endowment—whether for current or deferred use by NAMI SMC , which requires the assistance of a professional staff person, a qualified volunteer, or the donor’s advisors to complete. In addition, it includes any gift which is carefully considered by a donor in light of estate and financial plans.

While the most common planned gift is typically made through a bequest in a person’s will or living trust, there are a range of other vehicles for you to consider. The following are a few ways to make a planned gift to NAMI SMC.

A gift in your will or living trust

A simple charitable bequest can provide very meaningful support for our mission as well as reduce the amount of estate and inheritance taxes paid. Bequests may be specific assets or amounts, or they may be proportional or residual in nature.

A gift of a new or existing life insurance policy

Many people have life insurance policies that are no longer needed for their original purposes. Such policies can be given to NAMI SMC and an income tax deduction can be taken for the cash surrender value. Plus, the annual premiums on a new or existing policy given to the organization irrevocably may also be tax-deductible.

A beneficiary designation on your life insurance policy

Without giving up ownership of your life insurance policy, you can still designate NAMI SMC as a whole or partial death beneficiary. Contact your insurance company for a Change of Beneficiary form.

A gift of financial accounts

Most checking, savings and brokerage accounts can be bequeathed to NAMI SMC through a simple “payable on death” designation with your financial institution.

A gift of retirement benefits

Naming NAMI SMC as primary, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement plan is a simple, practical gift idea. Contact your plan custodian for the proper beneficiary change forms.

A gift of savings bonds

Many people have fully appreciated savings bonds. These assets cannot be donated during your lifetime without first being converted to cash and, therefore, generating taxable income. By making a gift of savings bonds through your will, you can avoid this tax and support the continuing efforts of NAMI SMC.

More Information

For additional information or to arrange a confidential gift-planning consultation without obligation, please contact our Executive Director at or (650) 638-0800. The information above is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal, accounting or other professional advice.