How to Give

MDC works hard to provide housing, healthcare, education, and employment services to more than 20,000 individuals each year, and we can’t do it without the support of the communities we serve. You can make a difference for those in need of help by making a donation.  

People are hurting in our community, and you can do something to help. Last month our MDC offices were visited by Sandra. When we arrived in the morning, we found her trying to sleep in a doorway outside, exposed to the weather. And when we talked with Sandra, she needed food, a place to clean up for the day, and somewhere else to sleep the next night. We gave Sandra some food and spoke with her about screening for housing, to help her with her immediate needs.  There are many people like Sandra outside in our community every night.  With your help, we can make a bigger positive difference in their lives.

Ways to Give

Donate Online

You will be directed to MDC’s secure donation page

Donate by Check

Please make your check out to MDC and mail it to: MDC, 945 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

Donate by Phone or Email

Please call (253) 284-9094 or email

Donate In-Person

Please come to the MDC administrative offices at 945 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma

Does Your Company Make Matching Gifts?

Find out by using our matching gifts information page.

Donate Stock or Other Securities

Your gifts change lives

MDC respects the wishes of our donors regarding use of their gifts, and the rights of donors for privacy and confidentiality. MDC does not lend or otherwise distribute our donor lists without prior approval of the Board of Directors, except as required by law.

Here are some important tips for ensuring that your gift is received and processed according to your wishes:

  • Please notify us when you are prepared to make your gift. Let us know what stock you are sending, when you expect the gift to be made and if there is a particular program you wish to benefit. To ensure a proper tax receipt, it is important that you notify us and provide sufficient contact information.
  • Ask your broker or bank to include your name in the transaction description.
  • For Information about Stock Transfers call (253) 284-9094 or email

See other ways of giving through in-kind donations or essential needs drives.

Metropolitan Development Council (MDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Tax ID number: 91-0780533.

You can help. You can invest in a better future for your community, and for generations to come.