Donations make what we do possible

Nine Lives Foundation is a community based 501c3 non-profit organization. We do not receive funding from any local, state or government agenices so we rely solely on private donations of cash and goods, adoption fees and money generated from our low cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics. 


There are so many ways that our supporters can contribute to keep our shelter operating. All donations no matter

how large or small directly benefit the cats and kittens in our care.  Donations make all that we do possible!


Recurring Monthly Donations

The Nine Lives Foundation appreciates all contributions, small and large, as they enable us to continue our mission of saving the lives of thousands of cats and kittens.  Every day we face the challenge of meeting the daily shelter operation expenses as well as supporting the cats in need of serious medical attention. Recurring monthly contributions make what we do possible.


Recurring monthly donations may be made by mailing personal check directly to Nine Lives or by setting up a bill pay account through your financial institution to ensure that we receive 100% of your donation.


Secure on-line donations via your bank account or credit card can also be set up through  Network for Good, or PayPal.

Corporate Matching

Matching Gifts are an easy way to double or even triple your donation to the Nine Lives Foundation. Many companies support employee philanthropy by offering matching gift programs. By taking advantage of your corporate matching gift program, you can maximize the value of your gift at no additional cost.

Give a gift from your IRA

Usually when individuals take distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), it counts as income for tax purposes. An IRA charitable rollover, also called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), is an exception. Individuals age 70.5 and older can distribute up to $100,000 each year from their IRAs to their favorite 501(c)(3) without counting the distribution as income. 

The Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) is the smallest amount an individual over 70.5 must distribute from their IRA each year. The penalty for missing a RMD is 50% of the amount that was supposed to have been distributed!

With a tax-free Qualified Charitable Distribution to Nine Lives, you can make your money count!

For more information or assistance, you can contact RBC Wealth Management:

Financial Advisor Bruce Rosen

(415) 293-8677

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Donate items from our

Shelter Wishlist

Donate Stock

Donating Stock is another great way to support Nine Lives!

For more information or assistance, you can contact RBC Wealth Management:

Financial Advisor Bruce Rosen

(415) 293-8677

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Remember us in your Estate Planning!

A gift to Nine Lives is a great way to create a lasting legacy and continue to support our mission into the future!

Other Ways to Help

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If you shop on Amazon, shop via AmazonSmile and choose Nine Lives Foundation as your charity.  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. This is a way to help Nine Lives at no extra cost to you!

Learn more about AmazonSmile

Creating an online Facebook fundraiser is an easy and effective way to raise money for the Nine Lives Foundation.  This is a popular way to celebrate important life milestones like a birthday or anniversary, but a fundraiser can be created at any time, for any reason.  Go to or click on “Fundraising” in the left column on the home screen.  Currently, Facebook does not charge a fee to process a donation, so 100% of all amounts raised go to Nine Lives.

Have your own fundraiser or drive to collect items from Nine Lives' Wishlist.  This can be a great service opportunity for a youth group, or individuals.  Lemonade stands, craft booths, etc. can all be a great way to raise money for our mission to save lives!

Our EIN # : 20-2150714


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