Individual Giving

Gifts from individuals and families provide approximately one-fourth of all Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia revenue support in a typical year.

A donation to Breakthrough is an investment in the future of high-potential, motivated under served Philadelphia students whose pathways to college are not always clear. Every gift helps us empower future leaders and innovators, and engage new communities around the goal of college and career success.

Direct Giving

Individuals can make a direct donation to Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia through mail, online via check or credit card, or via gift of stock.

By Mail:

34 W. Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144


Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia processes payments online through Click and Pledge. Gifts may be made via major credit card or e-check.

Gift of Stock:

Making a gift of stock is simple and offers a number of valuable advantages:

  • You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • Your gift is tax-deductible, as allowed by law
  • There may not be an obligation to pay capital gains tax on your gift

STEP 1 – Donate Stock

Your gift can be electronically transferred to Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia.  Please provide your broker with the following information about Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia’s account: Citizens Securities, Inc. 

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia Account # L7E338958
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia DTC (Depository Trust Corp) # 0226
Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia Tax ID 23-2789601

STEP 2 – Notify Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia

So that we can accurately identify, allocate and acknowledge your gift, please contact our development team at or (215) 261-6706.

Indirect Giving

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia participates in several workplace employment giving programs.

United Way:

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia participates in the Donor Choice program for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.  Our United Way Donor Number is 12575.


Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is registered with YourCause, a workplace donation and engagement tool with zero processing fees.  If your employer uses YourCause, you can sign up for payroll deductions — and if your employer offers a donation matching program, it will automatically be processed by the company.

Corporate Matching:

Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is happy to receive additional contributions through the Corporate Matching Program of the organizations and companies where people work. Matching gifts multiply the impact of your original support.  To determine whether your company or organization has a matching gift program, check with your Human Resources department at your company.  If necessary, you can obtain a matching gift form to complete and to include with your gift. If you are making a donation online, indicate that on the donation form and just send the matching gift form to us afterwards.

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