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Support IHDI

Giving from the heart comes easy. However, deciding how best to give can be a challenge.

IHDI has various gift options ranging from giving today, to leaving a legacy, to sponsoring an event, to contributing resources or services. Explore our giving opportunities to learn more about how you may give. We are confident we have an option that is right for you. Need help deciding? We welcome the chance to speak to you about your giving interests.

One Time Gift. A gift today transforms tomorrows.

Has your, or do you know someone, whose life has been impacted by being d/Deaf or hard of hearing? IHDI professionally trains hearing dogs that change the lives of those facing the challenges of operating in a hearing-centric world. With a tax-deductible donation to IHDI, you will be helping people and dogs live their best lives – together as a Hearing Dog Team.

Monthly Giving Program. Improve lives all year long.

Interested in becoming a Hearing Dog Hero? Joining our monthly donor community is one of the easiest and most impactful ways to support IHDI! Becoming a monthly donor of IHDI is easy, secure and convenient. Sign up once and your gift is automatically charged to your credit card each month. That steady revenue stream helps us save on fundraising costs and budget more effectively. Most importantly, you’ll be playing a vital role month after month in ensuring more dogs receive the care and customized training necessary to serve their human partners, by becoming a Hearing Dog Hero! You can change lives for the better in as little as 33 cents a day. To become a Hearing Dog Hero, select the "Make this a monthly payment?" box located at the bottom of the payment information section to automatically deduct your donation each month.

Schedule a recurring donation to IHDI in the gift amount of $20/month adds you to the exclusive Hearing Dog Hero monthly newsletter highlighting a dog in training as a behind the scenes narrative of your life changing commitment to the d/Deaf and hard of hearing community along with the inspiring dogs being trained to aid these individuals by providing safety, independence & companionship. 

Dog Emergency Fund

At IHDI, our dogs are the heart of our program. Therefore, the health and wellness of the hearing dogs in training is a priority, as each dog deserves the opportunity to thrive. Unfortunately, just like us, it is not uncommon for a dog to experience unexpected medical issues, sometimes resulting in expensive vet bills. Hence, the Dog Emergency Fund presents the opportunity for those who wish to directly support the dogs and their well-being. Additionally, this fund serves as a reserve to ensure that medical emergencies receive the interventions necessary to restore and/or maintain the dogs' health.


Donating stocks or securities is a great way to support International Hearing Dog while maximizing your tax position. Gifts of stock and securities include publicly traded stocks like Microsoft or Walmart and gifts of mutual funds, Treasury bills and notes, corporate and municipal bonds, and stock in non-publicly held companies. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers several valuable financial benefits:

  • No capital gain tax on appreciation
  • No appraisal is needed as value is based on what the stock or security is sold for on the exchange on the day of the donation
  • Full tax deductible on the fair market value
  • Stocks, Bonds, and most Mutual Funds are accepted

Contact Carol, Executive Director, to discuss your stock giving options. 

Community Fundraisers

Are you running in a race, hosting a bake/yard sale, or looking for a way to celebrate life events without more gifts? Why not put a cause behind your efforts and raise funds for IHDI. It is a creative and fun way for you, your family & friends, or your company to support IHDI. Need some inspiration? Pick an idea from the list below, create your own, or contact Kendra to brainstorm!

  • Organize a "Casual 4 Canines" jeans day at your workplace
  • Ask guests to bring items from our Fetch List instead of presents
  • Raise money by selling items at a neighborhood garage sale
  • Hold a penny drive at your school
  • Host a car wash
  • Plan a bake sale
  • Collect donations at a company-wide potluck
  • Host a supply drive
Everyday Ways to Do Good

Shop online guilt free when you shop through Amazon Smile at, Goodshop, or iGive and select IHDI as your charitable organization of choice, you'll receive the same great pricing, but IHDI will receive a percentage of your purchases. 

Fetch List

Our hearing dogs have made a fetch list, and they've checked it twice. You can make a significant impact on the lives of our hearing dogs by purchasing high-demand supplies and vital training and enrichment items and donating them to IHDI.

Planned Giving

No matter your stage of life or your family and financial picture, IHDI offers ways to plan a gift that will make you proud to leave a legacy that transforms the lives of the people and dogs served by International Hearing Dog. Learn how to make a planned gift by clicking on the button below or connect with Carol, Executive Director, for more information.

Corporate Partners / Community Sponsors

When you partner with IHDI as a sponsor, you promote positive change for dogs and d/Deaf and hard of hearing individuals while linking your company, service club, self, family, or group to a committed and trusted nonprofit that's changing lives and communities across the country.

Discover how your partnership or sponsorship can be a force for greater good in the lives of our dogs and clients by clicking on the button below or connect with Carol, Executive Director, for more information.

Donate a Vehicle

Help drive IHDI's mission forward by donating your vehicle. Do you want to get rid of an old vehicle but don't want to deal with selling it, fixing it, or junking it? Consider donating it to International Hearing Dog!

Find out how to donate a vehicle in support of IHDI by clicking on the button below or connect with Kendra, Director of Development, for more information.

Employee Workplace Giving/ Employee Matching Gift Program

Amplify your giving through your workplace. IHDI proudly engages with workplace giving campaigns and matching programs that connect employee giving with enhancing the quality of life for our d/Deaf and hard of hearing community members.

Find out more about how workplace giving and matching programs benefit you and IHDI by clicking on the button below or connect with Kendra, Director of Development, for more information.