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Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation bridges the financial gap for low-income seniors in need of proper housing and care. We support financially by helping low-income seniors with housing, home care and emergent needs. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations and grant makers to fund our mission.

We couldn’t do this without your help. Your tax-deductible donation will directly impact a low-income senior at risk and ensure they can live out their years with dignity and grace. There are many ways to give and options for you to support our mission.

To connect with our mission or find out more on how to help, please contact us at:

[email protected]


Ways to Give

Cash & Credit Card Donations

Gifts made by cash, check or credit card and gifts-in-kind provide Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation with the support necessary to carry out our mission. These gifts can be used immediately to help a senior at risk.

Donate Online Today or Print & Mail

Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of gratitude provide a grateful client the opportunity to support a senior in need. Due to lack of financial resources, many seniors stay in their home too long and put themselves at risk of injury.

Our founder, Wendy Jones, has helped place many seniors in safe communities so that they can live out their years with dignity and grace. Wendy discovered that many low-income seniors do not have the financial resources for assisted living or memory care. She started Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation to help bridge the financial gap for low-income seniors in need of proper housing and care. With your help, we can provide the financial resources for many seniors in need.

Areas of funding need:

Emergent Need – Many seniors need help for only one month due to some form of emergency. Emergent needs can run from $300 to $3,500 and may include replacing their clothing, household goods, or paying 1 month respite care in the home or community.

Monthly Scholarships – Some seniors are no longer able to live independently and fall short of financial resources for assisted living or memory care. After filling out an application, seniors who qualify can receive monthly financial assistance sent directly to the community, so they can live in a safe environment.

Monthly Senior Scholarships – $400
Investment of 1 Year Senior Scholarship: $4,000
Investment of 2 Years Senior Scholarship: $9,600

Homecare or Transportation – Seniors often need assistance for a short time with homecare or transportation to and from their follow-up appointments with a physician.
Cost of Homecare: $300 per week average
Cost of Medical Transport: $175 roundtrip

Donate now to help a senior in need

Charitable Gifts

There are several ways interested donors can make contributions to the Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation. Gifts of cash, securities, real estate and planned gifts are wonderful ways that you can support a senior in need. Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, relies solely on the generosity of donors to carry out their mission.

Memorial/Honor Gifts

A gift in memory/honor of a loved one, friend, or associate can be the most appropriate way to express a lasting tribute. Honoring a milestone in someone’s life, for instance, a birthday or anniversary, is also an ideal way to give a special gift.

Planned Giving

A planned gift is a lasting investment to help a low-income senior in need of proper housing and care. Reach out to us if you are interested in learning about the many forms of legacy giving to benefit the foundation.

Guiding Angel Program

The Guiding Angel Program provides a philanthropic opportunity for grateful patients of their families to recognize a special person or staff member of Next Steps 4 Seniors, who walked alongside a loved one and helped during this time of transitional care. A donation in their honor is a great way to acknowledge the caring and compassion of our team.

Honor & Memorial Gifts

Honor and Memorial Gifts are thoughtful ways to mark a special occasion or honor the life or memory of a relative or friend. To make an honor or memorial gift, send your contribution and acknowledgment information (for notification purposes) to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation.

Consider an Honor or Memorial Gift to celebrate or recognize an individual’s or group’s important milestone or event:

  • Births and Birthdays
  • Weddings and Anniversaries
  • Graduations and Retirements
  • Mother’s or Father’s Day
  • Illness (Get Well)
  • Times of Sympathy
  • Times of Appreciation (Thank you)
  • Christmas Gifts for someone that already has everything they need

Your gift will be immediately acknowledged with a letter sent to the honored person or group or the family member of a deceased. A personal message on the letter will let them know that a thoughtful donation was made in their name or the name of a loved one.

Make an honor or memorial gift today!

Download Honor/Memorial Gift Form

Corporate Sponsors & Community Partners

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation! We offer dynamic partnership opportunities, which include volunteer experiences and event sponsorships. Corporate involvement is essential and allows Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation to continue our mission of helping seniors where and when they need it.

Sponsoring an event

Event sponsorships provide companies with an opportunity to align with Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation’s mission and enhance reputation through high-visibility recognition. We offer an opportunity to participate in our premier fundraising events, which bring together some of the communities most influential network of medical leaders. These events offer a unique event experience and a variety of exclusive sponsorship opportunities.

Click here for our most current events to sponsor

Employer Matching Programs

Matching employee contributions are an increasingly popular way to demonstrate support of your staff and the community, while encouraging employees to contribute to charitable organizations. When an employee makes a donation, the company’s matching gift can double the impact of the contribution. Check to see if your company offers a matching gift.


Gift Planning/Estate Giving

Making gifts for the benefit of others is an excellent way to affirm your values and priorities. You can designate your gift to a specific program. Your gift can also be unrestricted and used where needed most. Planning your gift to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation may stretch the value of your donation, enabling you to do more than you think possible. An estate gift may also benefit you and your family: your tax savings may be increased.

A Bequest in a Will or Trust stipulates that an amount or a percentage of your estate will be given to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation after your lifetime. Your bequest can be designated to a specific program or it can be unrestricted and used where needed most.

Life-income Gifts provide income to a donor and/or another individual age 60 or older. At the end of the beneficiary’s lifetime, the remainder is given to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation.

A Gift of Retirement Fund Assets is a specific use of funds that would be heavily taxed if given to an individual—up to 85 percent. After your lifetime, the remainder of your retirement fund can be assigned to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation as a designated or unrestricted gift.

A Gift of Life Insurance from a past policy no longer needed because of the death of the original beneficiary or a newly created policy can benefit Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation in many ways.

Charitable Lead Trusts provide income to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation over a set number of years and then transfer assets to children or other individual(s) named by the donor. This plan enables heirs to receive assets while minimizing taxes.

Gifts of Appreciated Assets such as stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares, that have increased in value are another way of giving to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation. The donor receives an itemized income tax deduction for the full current value and also avoids tax on the increase in value. For information on how to manage a stock transfer, contact Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation and we will provide transfer details.

Downloadable Forms

Planned/Estate Gift Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent Printable PDF

For more information about supporting Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation, please contact:
[email protected]

Note: Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation, its officers or employees, do not engage in rendering legal or tax advice. Prospective donors should consult legal counsel and financial advisors to best serve their individual needs.

Friends Raising Funds Program / 3rd Party Events

Our Friends Raising Funds program is dedicated to individuals, community organizations and businesses that seek ways to get involved. From golf outings and 5K’s to bake sales and private dinners, hosting your own event offers a great opportunity to support Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation and get creative.

For more information on how to give to Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation through hosting your own event, please contact:

[email protected]

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards

Did you know you can support Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for Next Steps 4 Seniors Foundation every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

Click here for easy instructions to get started!

Kroger Community Rewards Instructions


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