Resource Development


The resources for ministry with children through Grandfather Home come from many sources – largely individuals as well as churches, foundation grants, business donations, and special events. Our leaders regard donors as partners in the ministry. In the last three years we have received over 1,900 gifts each year to provide the resources for our ministry budget. The bulk of our annual revenue is comprised of funds we receive from public sources as reimbursements for services provided. Partner support provides the margin of excellence in the services we provide to children.

The work of resource development and publicity for Grandfather Home stems from the office known as the Foundation for Children.

The following items present selected ways of giving in support of our ministry for donors to consider.


Honor/Memorial Gifts


Honor and Memorial gifts help support Grandfather Home for Children's ministry to troubled youth and their families.

A memorial gift is a way of honoring the memory of a departed loved one - a perfect way to express one's sympathy and appreciation in times of sorrow. Investing in a young life through a memorial gift is an appropriate way to remember someone and provide a lasting tribute in their memory.

Honor gifts thank the living. This expression of thoughtfulness honors friends and family on special occasions in their lives such as birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, promotions and retirement.

Honor and Memorial gifts of $1,000 or more receive special recognition in our newsletter for one year. All gifts are acknowledged promptly.

You may now make a honor or memorial gift to Grandfather Home with gifts by mail or by using your credit card.


Matching Gifts


Use Matching Gifts to Increase Your Support for Grandfather Home for Children.

Friends of Grandfather Home for Children may have the opportunity to increase the amount of their support to this ministry through an employer matching gift program.

Many businesses have matching gift programs set up to encourage their employees to donate money to charities and public service organizations. Even retired employees are often eligible to participate in their former employer’s matching gift programs.

The typical matching gift program is set up so that a company or corporation gives the same amount of money its employee gave to the same charity. Grandfather Home for Children is eligible for many matching gift programs.

To participate in your company’s matching gift program you will need to:

Check with your Human Resources or Matching Gift Department to see if your company has a matching gift program.

Obtain an Employee Matching Gifts Program form from your employer, fill out the section indicated, and mail it to us along with your gift to:

c/o Abigail Lord

Grandfather Home for Children

P.O. Box 98

Banner Elk, NC  28604


Once we have verified that your donation has been made, we will fill out the second portion of the form and return it to your employer, who will then disburse the matching funds to us.

If you have any questions about employer matching gift programs please contact Abigail Lord, Director of Development at 828.897.4531 or



Stock Gifts


Should you wish to make a gift to Grandfather Home for Children by using appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds), below is the information that you would need to share with your Financial Advisor.

•We currently have an account at UBS.

•Their DTC Number is 0221

•Our account number is EA-04432-SC, in the name of Grandfather Home for Children.

•Our contact at UBS is Mikki Kline or John Chen: 1-800-482-8310.

•Please notify Mikki or John immediately when any securities are transferred, to ensure that Grandfather Home can provide that proper credit is given for your gift.


Planned Giving & the Children’s Trust Society


The Children's Trust Society is composed of men and women of all ages and many different walks of life who share a vision of helping the children at Grandfather Home for many years by adding a provision to their wills or estate plans.

You are invited to learn more about the Children's Trust Society. Simply send Richard Ray an e-mail ( with your name, address, and telephone number or you may also give him a call at 828-669-3641 or 828-260-0002 (cell). You may also contact Abigail Lord at or 828.898.5465.


Needs List and Gifts in Kind


Grandfather Home for Children gladly accepts gifts of useful physical property. Such gifts include certain furniture, vehicles, land/property, new clothing, new or like new condition appliances, new or like new toys, and other items suitable for maintaining a good quality of life environment for the children. If you think you have physical items to donate that would be of use to us, please call us at 828.898.5465 and ask for Julie Nielsen, Foundation Assistant.

Donate Now

Yes! I want to help provide healing for the children of Grandfather Home who have suffered abuse and neglect. Please click the doante button located at the bottom of this page to make an online donation. The Grandfather Home family is most grateful for your support!