The ACLU of Pennsylvania is supported by passionate individuals whose donations help us protect civil liberties in Pennsylvania and across the country. Scroll below to learn more about the traditional and creative ways you can support the ACLU of Pennsylvania today!
If you have specific requests or questions regarding donations (including electronic wire transfers), membership, planned giving, grants, and workplace donations, email email@example.com. Because we are working remotely, email is always the quickest way to reach us. Our tax ID # is 23-1742013.
Please note: If you require legal assistance, you may contact our legal department here.
Become a Member or Renew
Join the ACLU or renew your membership. Your membership gift supports our legislative advocacy and lobbying work. Membership gifts are not tax-deductible. If you prefer mailing your membership gift, please make Membership checks out to The ACLU of Pennsylvania and send payment to:
ACLU of Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 60173
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Make a tax-deductible gift to the ACLU Foundation of Pennsylvania to support our education programs and impact litigation. If you prefer mailing your Foundation gift, please make Foundation checks out to The ACLU Foundation of Pennsylvania and send contributions to:
ACLU of Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 60173
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Gifts in Memory or Tribute
- Honor a friend’s birthday, wedding, or graduation with a special gift.
- Celebrate the life of a loved one with a memorial gift.
Automatic Monthly Contributions
You can set up a monthly online contribution with your credit card to either the Union or the Foundation or create an automatic payment with your bank to mail a check to the ACLU of Pennsylvania every month. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-567-ACLU (2258) to set it up.
- Stock, Securities, and Mutual Funds
- Individual Retirement Account (Qualified Charitable Distribution)
- Donor-Advised Funds
- Matching Gifts
- Bequests, Estates, and Planned Giving
Making a gift to the ACLU-PA Foundation via stock, or other securities such as bonds or mutual funds, allows you to have an immediate impact on the fight for civil liberties.
It’s also advantageous because by donating securities directly to the ACLU Foundation of PA, you may avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the asset. You may also receive an income tax deduction. Because electronic transfers are made without identifying the donor, please send an email or note indicating the date of transfer by the broker, number of shares, and ticker symbol to email@example.com.
Ask your broker to transfer the securities to:
Vanguard Brokerage Services DTC# 0062
Brokerage Account #55171177
American Civil Liberties Foundation of PA
Tax Identification Number: 23-1742013
Make a gift through your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
Supporters ages 72 or older can make direct transfers to charitable organizations from their IRA without the withdrawal being treated as taxable income. Transfers must come from your IRA(s) directly to the ACLU Foundation of PA. The Charitable Rollover does not apply to 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plans.
Contact your IRA custodian and follow their procedures to request a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Please direct your check drawn from your IRA account to be made payable to the ACLU Foundation of PA – our tax ID # is 23-1742013. Please direct your IRA custodian to send the check directly to the ACLU Foundation of PA with your name, address, and intention to use it as a 2021 IRA QCD.
Recommend a grant through a Donor-Advised Fund
Since the ACLU Foundation of PA is a 501(c)(3) organization, we are eligible to receive distributions from most Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). By making a grant recommendation to the ACLU Foundation of PA through your DAF, you can help us respond to assaults on our fundamental freedoms.
When you make a grant distribution via your Donor-Advised Fund, please check the privacy instructions with your fund administrator to ensure they include both your name and your personal address so we can quickly acknowledge your gift. At this time of physical distancing, asking your fund administrator to make your grant via electronic transfer will accelerate your gift and its impact.
Have your employer match your donation
You can make your recent or future gift dollars go further by utilizing your company's matching gift program. Thousands of companies, small and large, have matching gift programs that will match one-for-one, or even double, tax-deductible contributions made by their employees, helping you have a bigger impact.
If your company has a matching gift program, all you have to do is obtain a matching gift form from your personnel office or matching gift coordinator, fill it out completely and mail it along with your contribution. Or donate online and email the form to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will notify you when your company matches your gift. It's as easy as that!
Leave A Gift That Costs You Nothing Now
Lastly, consider leaving a gift in your will or trust to the ACLU Foundation of PA. You can take care of family and friends first and donate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Simply provide your attorney with our official name, American Civil Liberties Foundation of Pennsylvania Inc., and tax identification number (23-1742013).
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Please email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-888-567-ACLU (2258) if you have any questions about giving to the ACLU of Pennsylvania. Due to staff working remotely, email is always the quickest way to reach us.