Partner With Us
Our partners are companies, foundations, government agencies and faith-based organizations. They are groups who have answered the call to fund Habitat’s work of building safe and affordable housing in the Central Valley.
Become a Central Valley Habitat for Humanity Partner Organization
Habitat Partners know that stronger neighborhoods aren’t created by simply building four walls and a roof. Rather, they know that community change happens when the families inside those homes are supported and empowered to build strength, stability, and self-reliance for a better future.
Donate labor and materials on the construction site and become a tradepartner with us
Donate with NAP Credits
Faith-Based Giving from all religious partners
Fundraising for us from schools, businesses, and more
Become an impact partner
Give Back to Our Community
Donating as a company or organization is a strong symbol of social citizenship and responsibility. You’ll also be making a powerful statement as a business, philanthropic, public service or faith leader that you believe everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home.
Businesses and Trade Partners
Donate your labor and materials, or have an employee build day.
Our trade partners are local businesses that are willing to donate all or a portion of their labor and materials while working on our construction sites!
We have local construction companies, flooring companies, carpenters, and more that work on our construction site and discount their services for a gift-in-kind tax-deductible donation.
Not a construction-related company but want to get involved? Schedule an employee team build day with us on our construction sites. Employees will be able to work as part of a team and build relationships and trust while giving back to their community. Make a donation to our organization and we’ll advertise your business on our social media and in our trade partner lists in our newsletter and website!
Sponsor a Habitat House
Each Habitat Home that we build is sponsored in some way by a local business, grant, group fund, faith organization, civic group, or in some cases, even individuals!
House sponsors provide the “seed” money that we need to start building a home for a local family in need. This seed money off-sets construction costs so that the Habitat family can have an affordable, 0% interest mortgage and allows us to cover costs that can’t be covered with volunteers.
A sponsorship for a single home is $50,000, this amount is about 25% of the final sale price of the house, the remaining costs are covered with volunteers or other donated funds. These can be paid during construction or over a three year (or longer, if necessary) period.
Not ready to do it alone? Join or create a sponsor coalition! Team up with other interested businesses, organizations and more to split the sponsorship amount evenly or as each organization can give. We have no limits on how many members a coalition can have, we welcome everyone!
Sponsors provide volunteers, skilled or unskilled, monetary support through the seed money, and a coordinator to work with our organization on scheduling build days and communication. In return, we provide the family, materials, construction experience, and organization so that your congregation members, employees, students, etc. can start building relationships on our build sites with each other and our partner families.
Interested in sponsorship? Contact our staff about scheduling a presentation or meeting to start your journey towards sponsorship!
Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Credits
Each year our organization receives a number of Neighborhood Assistance Credits that we can distribute to businesses and individuals that would like to donate to our organization.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) is to encourage businesses, trusts, and individuals to make donations to approved 501(c) (3) organizations for the benefit of low-income persons. In return for their contributions, businesses, trusts, and individuals may receive tax credits equal to 65 percent of the donation that may be applied against their state income tax liability.
We receive these credits around July each year but maintain a running waitlist starting in early spring for those that would like to reserve credits. NAP Credits are first come first served, but we will do our best to accommodate all interested organizations as much as possible! In order to put your name on the waitlist, please call our office at (540) 828-6288 and speak with our Office and Finance Coordinator.
Employer Matched Donations
Double or triple your gift! Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses, and some companies provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Ask your Human Resources representative if your company will match your donation to Central Valley Habitat for Humanity. You may need the following information:
- Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number): 54-1441871
- Organization Name: Central Valley Habitat for Humanity
- Mailing Address: PO Box 245 Bridgewater, VA 22812
- Phone: (540) 828-6288
- Fax: (540) 828-0508
- Website: centralvalleyhabitat.org
- Organization Type: Civic, Health and Human Service, Shelter
Then make your donation online or write a check payable to Central Valley Habitat for Humanity. Send your completed and signed form, along with your check or a copy of your online donation receipt, to us at the address above. We’ll take care of the rest.
Partner and build with us as a faith organization or as part of a faith build.
Central Valley Habitat for Humanity partners with individuals of all faiths, or no faith. Our ministry provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action and to bring diverse groups of people together to build homes and community. Congregations of all sizes and religions can support Habitat for Humanity in a variety of ways.
Our organization, while Christian affiliated, has a non-proselytizing policy. All are welcome on our committees and our construction sites and everyone has a part to play in advocating for affordable housing.
We welcome volunteers to be part of our Church Relations committee whether they represent a church, synagogue, mosque, or other congregation.
Contact our Community Outreach Coordinator to get involved.
Getting Your Congregation Involved
Become a Home Sponsor
Home sponsorship is a powerful way for your congregation to support Habitat’s home building program. Your sponsorship will go directly toward our project construction costs, helping to build or rehabilitate affordable homes and strengthen neighborhoods in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Congregations may choose to collect special offerings during services or include Habitat as part of its mission work in order to raise funds for project sponsorship.
Join a Group Faith Build
Each year, Central Valley Habitat for Humanity partners with a group of faith organizations to sponsor a new home build. This can be a group of 3 – 10 interfaith congregations that each contribute a certain amount of money towards a home sponsorship. During the build we hold special events like blessing the framing boards of the house, making peace poles with the youth groups to display in the yards, and get-together events where your attendees can meet those from other religions, congregations, and groups that are part of the build.
Build strength and unity within your congregation as you work toward the common goal of helping others. Encourage your congregation to get involved as community or as individuals through volunteering on the build site, serving as a family partner or providing meals and snacks to construction volunteers as part of our Lunch Bunch. You choose your days from our sign-up calendar, and you can reach out if you have weeks of service or community days that don’t fit our normal volunteer schedule.
Look within your congregation
Churches and other houses of worship can play a powerful role in making sure that Habitat connects with families in need of decent, affordable housing. You can help identify families within your congregation that may qualify to purchase a Habitat house. Habitat staff are available to attend information sessions for interested families and to provide more information about becoming a Habitat homeowner.
Start a Fundraiser Campaign
One of the most impactful ways you can help Habitat advance our mission is by creating a fundraising campaign. It’s easy to set up and invite friends and family to support your goal!
We work with schools, camps, scout programs, youth groups, businesses, and more to set up fundraising or crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for our organization.
With extra unrestricted funds, we can build faster and more efficiently and house more local families in need in our community.
Not sure where to begin? Here are a few options:
- Go for a bike ride
- Go camping
- Host a craft night
- Raise money with your class
- Plan a volleyball tournament
- Plan a golf outing
- Host a dinner and sell tickets
- Collect donations from our needed materials list
- Purchase home items like tea towels, towels, sheet sets and more to donate to our families
- Make a quilt
- Hold a silent auction
- Have a yardsale
- Collect a portion of your business proceeds for our organization
- Have a cornhole tournament
- Build a Crooked Playhouse for us to auction
- Collect and donate tools
- Collect and donate items to our ReStore
- Have an art show and sell tickets
- Hold a dance
- Have a music recital or concert