When you make a gift to Community Link, you play a pivotal role in helping us continue to provide the high level of programs and services that our participants and their families have come to expect from our organization. Through your generous donation, you can help ensure a more promising future, improve our community, and enhance the lives of our participants. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and can be made in a number of ways.

Gifts of Cash

Gifts of cash usually take the form of currency, money orders, or checks made payable to the Community Link. You can also Donate Online.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gift Programs are designed to be the means by which companies support employee charitable giving by matching donations their employees make to not-for-profit organizations such as Community Link. Please check with your employer to see if they offer this giving opportunity. Matching gifts may double or even triple your gift to Community Link.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Making a gift to Community Link in honor or in memory of a family member, mentor, colleague or friend is a thoughtful way to remember someone special and create a living legacy. Go to the Memorial Giving page to make a donation.

In-Kind Gifts

In-kind contributions consist of non-monetary goods or services received from corporations, individuals or other foundations. An in-kind contribution may consist of either a tangible asset or an expenditure incurred directly by the contributor. In-kind gifts are only accepted if they support current or future needs of our participants or organization.

Planned Giving

The Community Link Legacy Society recognizes donors with legacy gift plans for Community Link’s future through the Endowment Fund. This voluntary recognition society connects those who love Community Link and want to support it forever. If you are planning to remember Community Link in this way, we invite you to become a member.

Contact Michelle at MichelleD@commlink.org to determine the best way to leave your legacy to Community Link.

GEMs (Give Every Month)

Join our community of committed partners and make a lasting difference in our mission to provide high-quality services to individuals with development disabilities. Your consistent, reliable income stream makes it possible for us to plan ahead with confidence and reduces administrative costs. Monthly giving can accommodate any budget. You can increase, decrease or cancel your gift at any time. Become a GEM


Endowments are meant to sustain an organization for the future, not to provide funds for the present. If your charitable goal is to make sure that Community Link’s services are available in the future for loved ones or neighbors who will need services yet to come, this is the option for you. The principal of an endowment remains intact and is invested to earn interest for the endowed organization. You can contribute to Community Link’s future by setting up your own endowment—typically a large gift. Support our endowment today.

Wish Lists

You can purchase items that have been chosen by our individual CILAs, our First Step program, our production department and our West facility. Donating directly to a home or facility helps keep our costs down.

To find out more about Community Link's giving options, please contact the Development Department at (618) 526-3989 or email MichelleD@commlink.org.