Give Online

The simplest way to support EMPath is to make a gift online. We accept credit cards, Masterpass, and Visa Checkout.

Give Offline

To give by check, please make your check out to “Economic Mobility Pathways” and mail it to us at:

308 Congress Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

To give over the phone, please call Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 617.259.2949.

Matched & Workplace Giving

Check if your company has an opportunity to donate to a charitable organization though payroll deduction. If it does, you can designate EMPath as a beneficiary on your workplace giving form.

Many companies also match employee donations. It’s an easy way to double your contribution to disrupt poverty. Check to see if your company has a matching gift program.

Monthly Giving

A monthly contribution supports our work year-round — empowering even more families to achieve economic self-sufficiency. To set up a recurring donation go to our donation page, and select “make this a monthly gift” when you fill out the online form.

Corporate Partnerships

Is your company interested in sponsorship? We are seeking sponsors for our annual Economic Independence Day event in May 2020 and our biennial Disrupting the Poverty Cycle Conference in October 2020.

We also have naming opportunities available at our Fort Point office location. For more information, contact Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 617.259.2949 or nluzuriaga@empathways.org.

In-Kind Donations

Please see our in-kind donation policy here and fill out the attached form.

Planned Giving

Show your long-term commitment to disrupting poverty. It’s a gift that costs you nothing now, is flexible, and can often be easily established through a new will, trust, or amendment. For more information, click here.

Stock Gifts

A gift of stock will help our scaling initiatives and may alleviate your tax burden. Please consult your financial advisor if the stock has appreciated or depreciated in value since you acquired it. EMPath’s banking information is below. Please notify EMPath’s Institutional Advancement department (617-259-2962) in advance of your stock transfer so that proper acknowledgement may be made.

DTC number: 0226
Economic Mobility Pathways’ account number: Z50812471

“I feel like they’re not just EMPath. They’re my family. They’ve changed my life.” – Ada, Whitter CHOICE participant
“EMPath has given [me] back the confidence which I had lost when I was forced to retire.” – Angel, former EMPath participant
“I feel like I have people that support me, and people that are gonna cheer me on no matter what.” – Lauren, CFO graduate
"I feel like I can accomplish anything! With good planning and a little determination, we can move mountains." – Lashaunda, CFO participant
“EMPath has taught the value of starting with baby steps and progressing to leaps and bounds.” – Karin, MassLEAP graduate
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At EMPath, every participant is the expert of their own lives.

Why you should give and what your dollars do.

Why give to EMPath?

We’re supporting people to maximize their potential and feel empowered to achieve economic independence. Our economic mobility coaching model is based on the impact that stress can have on our focus, memory, organizational skills, and future-oriented thinking. We take a comprehensive approach, because a person is more likely to achieve economic independence if they look across all areas of life rather than tackling one area alone.

Our model actually works. And organizations across the globe are adapting and implementing it for their own work.

Check out more reasons to give.

What do my dollars do?

  • Many EMPath programs are funded by government contracts — emergency shelters like Hastings House are operated in accordance with the Commonwealth
  • Certain long-term programs like Career Family Opportunity and Intergen are funded solely by philanthropic giving and individual donations
  • Some money raised annually is allocated to emergency shelter programs for services and events above and beyond what is required by state statute
  • A donation to EMPath allows freedom in our budget for mentors and administrative staff to have the resources they need to best support participants

Are donations tax-deductible?

Donations are tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. EMPath is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our tax ID / EIN is 04-2104046. For gifts made online, keep your email receipt as your official record to claim your donation as a deduction on your taxes. For gifts made offline by donors living in the U.S. and who provide a mailing address, you will receive a donation receipt by postal mail.

Where can I find more financial details?

Click here to see EMPath’s annual reports, audited financial statements, and IRS 990 forms.

Can I volunteer with EMPath?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. EMPath does not have any volunteer opportunities, as our work consists primarily of 1:1 mentoring.

Stay up-to-date on our work by signing up for our quarterly newsletter and by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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