Support Oakridge Neighborhood

Oakridge Neighborhood’s mission is to create pathways to prosperity for adults, children and families by providing exceptional housing combined with comprehensive education programs and employment services. We rely on the generous support of our donors to help us build strong futures for those we serve.


There are many ways to contribute. Help spread the word, volunteer your time, support a fundraising event, or provide financial support.



Use our secure online donation by clicking on one of the options below:

Donate by credit/bank

Donate by PayPal

By Check

Make check out to:

Oakridge Neighborhood

     1401 Center Street

     Des Moines, IA 50314

     Phone: 515 | 244-7702


Planned Gifts

Leave a lasting legacy: make a provision in your estate plans now to benefit Oakridge Neighborhood upon your death. For example, list Oakridge Neighborhood as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance policy or retirement plan asset such as an IRA. You’ll be named to The Oak Society, which celebrates those who have made a commitment to the Oakridge mission through their generous estate planning.


Matching Gifts/Payroll Deduction

Thank you for leveraging your gift with a match from your employer! Many companies match their employee’s charitable contributions. Contact your company’s HR representative regarding options for supporting Oakridge through your workplace.


Make an In-Kind Donation

The donation of tangible items and/or services helps to reduce operating costs so we can focus on our mission of children achieving, families thriving in our safe, secure neighborhood.


Donate Stock

The gift of an appreciated asset, often common stock or mutual fund shares, is a great way to support Oakridge Neighborhood. In donating appreciated securities, you can avoid capital gain taxes. Also, you can give without affecting your household’s monthly budget or cash flow.


Support a Fundraising Event

Become a sponsor or attend one of our annual signature fundraisers. Breakfast at Tiffany’s benefits Oak Academy early care and preschool. Jazz, Jewels & Jeans supports Oakridge Neighborhood’s essential programs and services.


Volunteer Time

We so appreciate our individual volunteers and organizations that give time to Oakridge. Volunteers serve on event planning committees, work on sprucing up our grounds, read to our preschoolers, organize our children’s books, bring donated food items to our campus for residents…the list goes on and on.


Share Oakridge Neighborhood News

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Like and share our posts. Sign up for our monthly newsletter. Spread the word.

Learn more.


For more information contact:

Kristin Littlejohn

Vice President – Development

515 | 244 – 7702

Oakridge Neighborhood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal tax identification number (FEIN): 42-1311721