Financial Support

Monetary gifts are an excellent way to provide The Salvation Army with the immediate funds necessary to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people we serve. These donations include checks, money orders, and credit card donations, which can be given through our secured online donation site, through the mail, or by phone.

Benefits to you: By making a cash donation to The Salvation Army, you are able to claim a charitable deduction in the year you make the gift. If you cannot utilize the entire deduction in that year, deductions may be carried over for an additional five years.

Donations by Mail, Phone, or Web

Please mail checks or money orders made payable to The Salvation Army to:

The Salvation Army
114 East Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202

» Make a donation by credit card,  or call Linda Colburn at (513) 762-5600.

Matching Gifts

Every year, donors to The Salvation Army make an even greater impact when they partner with their company's matching gift program.

Many companies match employee contributions to their charity of choice. By simply checking with your human resources office, you may find you can give The Salvation Army even more to better serve those in need within our community.

Thank you for your interest in helping serve others through your gift to The Salvation Army!

If you have any questions about Matching Gifts, please contact Linda Colburn at 513-762-5600.


Fifth-Third Bank Online Bill Payment

An alternative method for making an online donation is through The Salvation Army's partnership with Fifth-Third Bank.

Those who are customers of Fifth-Third Bank and use the online bill payment system can now include The Salvation Army in their charitable gifting activities.

While online paying bills at, simply choose The Salvation Army from among those listed on the Common Payee list. It's just that easy!

Friends of the Army

For some donors, the preference is to receive less mail, and to have a means to provide an on-going contribution to the mission of The Salvation Army. We call this program "Friends of the Army", and encourage you to consider this as an option when considering monetary donations to The Salvation Army. As a "Friend of the Army" you can determine how much you give, and how frequently you make that donation. The choices are all up to you.

Benefits of the Friends of the Army program include:

  • You can select the donation plan that works for you
  • You'll receive less mail and donation requests
  • You'll be helping more people receive much-needed support
  • You'll be helping us reduce our costs, and allow all donations to reach more people

To become a "Friend of the Army," simply click here and follow the instructions on the sign-up page. PLEASE NOTE: When you click through to the "Friends of the Army" web site, you will need to enter "SWO" in the "Special Secure Code" field.

Foundation Grants and Trusts

Grants are a great tax-deductible gift that allows The Salvation Army to continue providing programs and to serve those in need in Greater Cincinnati.

If you are interested in giving a grant in support of The Salvation Army's many programs, including Emergency Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Youth Development or Christmas Assistance, please contact Gerald Planck, Divisional Grant Writer, at (513)-762-5600, or

Please feel free to contact Gerald Planck regarding grants or trust gifts to any of the programs offered by The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati.  To learn more about any of the programs offered, visit our Local Programs section.

Gifts that Provide Income

Some financial vehicles provide the opportunity for you to donate funds to help the mission of The Salvation Army while providing income for yourself. These vehicles include:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Bequests

For an effective, interactive way to see how one of these vehicles can benefit you, we encourage to create a personal gift plan to see what your income and tax benefits could be.

For more information on implementing any of these charitable, income-generating financial vehicles with The Salvation Army, please contact The Salvation Army Planned Giving Office at 513-762-5600.

Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate and More


Giving stocks or bonds to The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati may provide you with powerful tax benefits. If you have owned securities for more than one year and the fair market value has increased since you purchased them, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable gift income tax deduction equal to the fair market value.


A gift of real estate that has been held for more than a year also has the advantage of providing you with a charitable deduction based on the current fair market value, as well as bypassing capital gains tax on the appreciation.

For more information about gifting stocks, bonds or real estate, please see the applicable documents attached below, or call The Salvation Army Donor Relations office at 513-762-5694.



Regardless of how you choose to provide support to The Salvation Army, we sincerely Thank You for your contribution!