Donors are a major source of support for the Foundation. There have been many special donors over the years. One is Dan Christian, an English Literature teacher at a private high school in Baltimore, Maryland. A long time fan, Dan has always believed fully in Harry's message, that each person can make a difference. Dan uses Harry's music in a Dante course that he teaches. He has developed a curriculum that exposes students to both Harry's music and message. He takes this presentation to other schools and donates his stipend to the Foundation. In addition, he makes other personal donations and encourages family and friends to do the same. Past students of Dan's friends and family have also made donations in honor of Dan and his fine work.

Another recent and generous donor is Lawrence Unger. He made his gift "because I was deeply moved by Harry Chapin's work and I felt that this was an appropriate thing to do."

*Click a donate button or you can donate by mailing a check made out to:

The Harry Chapin Foundation
16 Gerard Street
Huntington, NY 11743

*Online donations through our website are processed by PayPal. If you would like to receive a tax receipt from the Foundation, and/or if you would like to receive the associated giving reward depending on the amount of your donation as outlined below, then please be sure to allow PayPal to share your address with us after you make your donation. (You will be asked by PayPal if they can share your address with us). Thank you.

For a donation of $50
we will send you the Harry Chapin
Fan Pack.

For a donation of $100
we will send you a Harry Chapin
tee shirt.

For a donation of $250
we will send you a copy of the Congressional Gold Medal and Harry Chapin Fan Pack.

For a donation of $500 or more
we will send you a copy of the Congressional Gold Medal, the Onwards and Upwards CD/CD ROM and Harry Chapin Fan Pack.

Click the donate button to make donations of any other amount.

If you have questions, either call Executive Director Leslie Ramme at
631-423-7558 or email her at

Thank you for your support!

Founded by Harry and Bill Ayres in 1975, WhyHunger is a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. WhyHunger advances long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance. WhyHunger connects these organizations to funders, media and legislators. More information is available at

Long Island Cares was founded by Harry in 1980 to provide emergency food where and when it is needed sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency - and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. More information is available at

Harry's family created a place to share Harry's stories, old films, poems, unpublished music, out of print releases, early music, and special re-releases. More information is available at

Planned giving can be as simple as including a bequest to the Harry Chapin Foundation in your will, but planned giving can also include other types of bequests. With the goals of providing for your loved ones, reducing taxes and remembering worthy causes, there are many options available that can benefit you and your family, as well as The Harry Chapin Foundation, now and in the future. Here are some of the available opportunities to consider:

  • Bequest
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Retirement Plans
  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust

These are just a few of the most common planned giving vehicles, but
others are available. Please contact the Harry Chapin Foundation or your estate planning professional for further information. We can discuss how these tools might be an appropriate way to demonstrate your concern for future generations.