Giving comes in many different forms. Forward Stride offers a wide range of options you can get involved and give your time, money, and resources. If you would like to learn more about Forward Stride, sign up for one of our Experience Forward Stride Tours here.

The IRS recognizes Forward Stride as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our federal tax ID number is 32-0082786.

For more information, please contact our office at (503) 217-2058 or

Donate Now

Forward Stride welcomes monetary donations at any time. We except cash, check, and card. You can mail or hand deliver cash and checks to 23839 SW Daniel Rd. Beaverton, OR 97078.

Make a donation today here!

Join the Leg Up Society

The Leg Up Society is composed of people who want to help ensure the continued success of Forward Stride by making a financial commitment of $3,000 over three years .

Learn More About the Leg up Society Here!

Donating Stock, Bonds, and Securities

If you’re looking for a way to help Forward Stride, while also achieving specific tax benefits, donating stocks, bonds, and/or mutual funds might be right for you. Our staff is happy to help you with any transaction.

Stocks that have appreciated in value can be subject to capital gains tax when sold; however, by transferring your appreciated shares of stock directly to Forward Stride (rather than selling them and remitting the proceeds to Forward Stride), you can avoid all capital gains and resulting taxes. Plus, the IRS allows you to claim, on your itemized Federal income taxes, the full fair market value of the shares (calculated as the average of the high and low prices on the day Forward Stride receives the shares as a charitable gift).

To make a gift of securities, or for more information, please contact:

Amber Varner
Executive Director
(503) 217-2058 phone

New Facility

Did you know? Forward Stride is in the midst of building our new state-of-the-art facility. The new facility will help us expand our programming so we can serve more veterans, foster kids, and those with mental and physical disabilities. We will also be able to expand our equestrian sports programs like Carriage Driving, Vaulting, and Riding.

Learn more here!

Employer Matching


If you work for, or are retired from, one of the many community-minded companies that match employee donations to nonprofit organizations, your contribution to Forward Stride could be twice as valuable. Your employer will match your gift dollar for dollar — and some companies even double the amount of your gift — at no cost to you!

Additionally, some companies will pay for your volunteer time in the form of a donation to Forward Stride.

Contact your human resources office to find out how your company can match your donation of time or money! If Forward Stride needs to complete any forms, please mail them to 23839 SW Daniel Rd. Beaverton, OR 97007 or email us at

Sponsor An Equine

The annual cost of feed, shavings, horse shoes, veterinary care, standard care and training for horses adds up quickly. Happy and healthy horses and donkeys are key to our success and that of our participants. Your support will enable Forward Stride to continue providing high quality care for our herd, while keeping the cost of lessons and therapy as low as possible for our clients.

We invite you to partner with Forward Stride to maintain the health of our amazing therapy herd through sponsoring a Forward Stride horse or donkey. Sponsorships are available to individuals, companies, clubs, or any other organization.

Donate A Horse

Forward Stride accepts horse donations. If you have a horse you think would work well in one of our programs, please fill out the questionnaire below. Your answers will help us identify if your horse or pony would be a good fit for one or more of our programs.

Fill out the Horse Donation Questionnaire here.

Donate Tack and Apparel

We accept all kinds of tack and riding apparel. We are especially interested in:

  • Driving equipment including various harness sizes, various carriage vehicle styles and sizes, whips, whip holders, rainbow reins, driving gloves, and a storage shed.
  • Wither-relief saddle pads

Any tack we are unable to use will be sold at our annual tack sale or at the Canby Tack Sale and proceeds will go to our general operations. All donations are appreciated!

How do I donate my tack, driving equipment, or apparel to Forward Stride?

Drop by any time during regular business hours (M-F, 9-5pm) and check in with staff in either of the buildings marked G or H. Please fill out a donation form and leave it with your donated items. If you have any questions or want to donate larger items, please contact our office:

phone: (503) 217-2058

Our address is
23839 SW Daniel Rd. Beaverton, OR 97078

Thank you for considering us for your tack or apparel donation!

We are a registered non-profit so donations to us are tax-deductible. Be sure to fill out a donation form when you drop off!

Vehicle Donation
When you donate your used car (or truck, horse trailer, motorcycle, RV, boat, plane or other vehicle) to Forward Stride we’ll utilize the income generated from your donation to further our mission of improving lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Forward Stride’s vehicle donation program handles all of the details at no charge to you, and your donation is tax deductible — just follow the steps below.

How do I donate my vehicle to Forward Stride?

Contact Speed’s Towing, our vehicle donation partner. They’ll arrange the pickup of your vehicle. Here’s how to reach them:
phone: (503) 234-5555
online form


Does my car have to be running to qualify for donation?

No, but the car must have an engine and be towable. However, cars that are in extremely poor condition or far from our tow range may cost more to tow than the value of the vehicle. If this is the case, Forward Stride may not receive any dollars from your vehicle.

What paperwork do I need?

Forward Stride may accept your vehicle for donation if the title is clear of all liens, your name is on the front of the title and you have signed where indicated to release your interest in the vehicle. If the title is not available, you’ll need to submit an Application for Replacement Title with the DMV and contact us when you have the replacement title. The vehicle’s registration card and keys should also be given to our representative.

Do I get a receipt for my donation?

Yes, our driver will issue a receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt. The initial acknowledgement will indicate your name and the year, make and model of the vehicle you are donating.

A final acknowledgement will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale. The amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle will be listed on this receipt. This will be your receipt for your charitable contribution.

What can I claim as a deduction?

Due to recent IRS updates to the rules regarding vehicle donations and the amount of the deduction that can be claimed, we recommend that you refer to IRS Publication 4303 “A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations,” which can be found at, or contact your tax advisor to determine the amount of your tax deduction.

What does Forward Stride do with the donated vehicles?

The vehicles are sold at auction. The funds from vehicle donations are used to produce quality educational and entertainment programs and support our outreach efforts in the community.

Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?

No. Special arrangements can be made when you talk with the tow company.

How much money will Forward Stride receive?

It varies. However, after towing and administrative costs the station will receive the remainder of the proceeds from the sale of the car.

Donate Time or Resources

Forward Stride is a 501(c)(3) and you can change lives for the better by making a tax-deductible donation today. In addition to financial support, we often need and appreciate donations of equipment, feed, or services.

To donate equipment, feed, or services please call our office at (503) 217-2058 or email us at

Workplace Giving

Many community-minded companies in our region have employee giving campaigns during which employees can make a one-time gift to Forward Stride or give through payroll deductions. Many companies will even match employees’ campaign gifts to Forward Stride. Dollars can also be donated to Forward Stride through workplace charitable campaigns such as United Way by choosing Forward Stride as a recipient on your pledge form. (Code numbers vary among local chapters of the United Way. Please check with your workplace-giving administrator to ensure that your contribution goes to Forward Stride.)

Planned Giving

When you include Forward Stride in your will, you build your legacy by ensuring the future of Forward Stride. A bequest to Forward Stride will qualify your estate for a charitable deduction equal to the entire amount you bequeath. Here’s sample language for a general bequest: “I give to Forward Stride, whose current legal address is 23839 SW Daniel Rd., Beaverton, OR 97078, the sum of $________ (or specifically describe property or percentage of estate or residual), to be used for its general charitable purposes as the Board of Directors of Forward Stride shall determine.”