At ECH, only 55 percent of our cost to operate our programs is reimbursed by state funds. That is why we need your help. Your financial support can change the life of a child and that child’s family.

Your support allows us to continue to offer quality programs and innovative ways of working with children. It allows us to begin new programs that keep ECH on the cutting edge of working with troubled children and their families. ECH is a 501c3, not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.


Giving Options

There are a variety of ways to give that will help children and families find hope, experience healing, and develop skills to be their best now and for years to come. Learn more about:

– Tax Credits
– Gifts of Stock
– General Donations
– Gifts-in-kind
– Estate & Legacy giving

Gifts for Tax Credits

     NAP: Neighborhood Assistance Program

NAP tax credits benefit the construction of the William N. Dill Youth Development Center, furnishings, and equipment. The tax credits can apply to donations of $1,000 or more received through September 30, 2023, and are available to businesses or corporations paying taxes in the State of Missouri. The tax credit you will receive is 50% of the donation value minus any goods or services received. 

YOP: Youth Opportunities Program

YOP tax credits benefit our Conflict Resolution for Troubled Youth program. The credits apply to donations of $500 or more and are available to any individual, business, or corporation paying taxes in the State of Missouri. We currently have a limited amount of YOP tax credits available that may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The benefit to you is a 50% Missouri State Income Tax Credit that can be used anytime within the next five tax years. 

To make a Tax Credit Pledge or Gift, or to learn more about your eligibility, click here

For more information about NAP or YOP donations, contact Sherry Gerke, Chief Development Officer, at 314-427-3755 or

Gifts of Stock

Making a donation of long-term appreciated stock offers two-fold tax savings, you can:
   – Avoid Capital Gains tax on any increase in stock value
   – Receive a tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock on the date of the gift

Information for stock transfer: Every Child’s Hope, Plancorp, Account: DTC#0164

Account Information: Evangelical Children’s Home DBA Every Child’s Hope, Account #3606-7661

Plancorp Contact: Patti Jones at 314-392-4608 or Charley Meyer at 314-548-7673

ECH Tax ID Number: 43-0654856



We accept a variety of in-kind donations throughout the year to benefit our programs and events.  To learn more about what we accept, please reach out to Sarah Deweese at 314-427-3755 or

General Donations

In any given year, ECH serves up to 1,500 children and families throughout the state of Missouri.  Donations made to our General Fund benefit the areas of greatest need for the agency.  

Estate & Legacy Giving

Wills & Trusts

Did you know that one sentence in your will could make a lifetime of difference?  In most situations, bequests are placed in our Reserve Fund (unless otherwise specified) where they combine with the gifts of others to continue to serve children and families for years to come. 

Gifts from your IRA or Retirement Plan

One of the key benefits of a direct contribution to ECH from a traditional IRA is that the distribution counts towards your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) if you are 70 ½ or older. You may contribute up to $100,000 in a calendar year. The gift may also be used to satisfy a multi-year pledge to the agency.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Contribute a life insurance policy by naming ECH as either the owner of the policy or simply as the beneficiary. If you would like to discuss naming Evangelical Children’s Home (dba Every Child’s Hope) in your Estate and Legacy plans, please call 314-427-3755 or email Have you already named ECH in your Estate or Legacy plans? If so, please let us know by completing the  Estate Gift Letter of Intent form. 

Join the ECH Legacy Society

The ECH Legacy Society is an honor society that recognizes and celebrates donors who have named ECH in their will or estate plans. These ECH donors have elevated the agency as an important beneficiary in their estate. Likewise, our legacy society acknowledges them in a special circle of the ECH family.  

ECH Legacy Society Membership Form


For more information on these and other donation opportunities, contact the ECH Development office at 314-427-3755 or