There are many ways—and many reasons—to donate

Gifts to Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey help ensure the organization’s ministry of Hospitality, Healing, and Hope far into the future while often providing income and tax benefits to you. Each donation is sincerely appreciated and helps us to continue reaching out to those in New Jersey in need of care and support.

Ways to Donate

Gifts by cash, check, or credit card are the easiest and most direct way to benefit LSMNJ and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Gifts may be designated to a specific program or LSMNJ general fund. Many contributors participate in the LSMNJ annual appeals with outright gifts.

Please click here to make a secure online donation.

If you prefer to mail your donation, the address is:
LSMNJ Foundation
Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey
3 Manhattan Drive
Burlington, NJ 08016

Cherishing Our Elders

Extend the spirit of giving to New Jersey’s seniors. With your volunteer and/or philanthropic support, LSMNJ can provide assistance and goodwill to seniors with limited incomes throughout its family of programs. Learn more.

Charitable Bequests

Bequests are the simplest way to make a planned gift to Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey. There are many ways to include a bequest to LSMNJ in your will. These include:

  • Bequeathing a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate.
  • Indicating which assets (such as stock, real estate, etc.) will be gifted.
  • Designating that the “remainder” of your estate (after expenses, bequests to family members, etc.) will go to LSMNJ.

Endowed Fund

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey’s major-gift program lets you create an endowed fund to support any of our various programs. Learn more about establishing an Endowed Fund.

Honor & Memorial Gifts

You can honor or remember a loved one by making a tribute gift in their name and designating the gift to a specific LSMNJ program. If you are looking for a way to celebrate or acknowledge a special occasion or event—a birth or birthday, anniversary, or other celebration, you can make a donation in their name. Perhaps you would like to honor an employee or program.

Annual Brick Appeal

It is an enduring way to memorialize a loved one, or to honor an important milestone for someone special in your life. Money raised through our annual brick appeal is placed into the Good Samaritan Fund, which provides much needed assistance to residents at Crane’s Mill.

Please consider supporting this appeal by purchasing an engraved brick to be displayed in one of two brick gardens. For more information, please contact the Vice President of Philanthropy & Mission Advancement at 609-699-4138 or click here to send an email.

Crane’s Mill Brick Order Form

Matching Gifts Programs

This is a great way to double your gift. Many corporations offer a Matching Gifts Program to current and retired employees. For more information or to obtain the proper forms, contact your organization’s Human Resources or Community Involvement Department.

Gifting Securities

Donors can also consider the benefits of transferring appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares to the Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey Foundation. There are many benefits to gifting securities:

  • You receive a gift credit and immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transferred donation (no matter what you originally paid for them).
  • You pay no capital gains tax on securities you donate.
  • Gifting appreciated securities could be more beneficial than gifting cash.

Naming Opportunities

Throughout our various properties and facilities, many naming opportunities exist to satisfy a wide range of donor interests for gifts both large and small. We invite you to contact us to discuss the available naming opportunities.

New Jersey State Employees Charitable Campaign (NJSECC)

Employees of New Jersey state and local government have the opportunity to contribute to LSMNJ by designating LSMNJ as the charity of their choice. Our NJSECC code number is 6543. To find out more about making a payroll deduction through this program, visit or call 800.242.4356 x21.

United Way Donor (UWSEPA)

By writing on your United Way donor card: Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, 3 Manhattan Drive, Burlington, NJ 08016, you can designate your gift to LSMNJ or one of our many programs.