Generosity and charitable giving is on the heart of so many gracious people, and we, at the Sharon K Pacheco Foundation, have made it our priority to ensure the best financial accountability practices are implemented to give you, our most generous donors, the confidence that when you donate to our organization, your hard-earned dollars are going toward the beneficiaries we help.

Your generosity is not taken for granted, and we put ourselves in your shoes, because, we, too, are donors and stewards of finances.  We, too, want to make sure every dollar we give is entrusted to the right people and given toward the programs we support.

Below are a number of ways you can give and help support disadvantaged youth and adults in the communities we serve:

The growing number of students graduating high school may be equipped with academic instruction, but most are ill-prepared to become productive adults because they lack simple financial literacy and much needed life skills.

Many adults are living paycheck-to-paycheck with mounting debt because they lack knowledge about getting out of debt, budgeting, saving, and investing.  

Our programs help youth end the cycle of generational illiteracy by mentoring students and helping adults learn how to be a responsible steward of their resources.


Countless corporations and businesses contribute to charities supported by their employees.  But, employees are often unfamiliar with these programs.


Often, either through grant-making options or employer match programs, employees can double their contribution through employer matching funds or request a small grant from their employer to help support their favorite cause!

To see if your organization is on the list, click the button below.  

If not, ask your employer or check with employee benefits to see if they offer such a program.

Planned giving is a great option for anyone wanting to make a larger gift beyond your ordinary income. 


Some planned gifts provide life-long income to donor. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate.

Several options include outright gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash;
gifts that return income or other financial benefits to the donor in return for the contribution; and gifts payable upon the donor’s death.