LDF offers several innovative ways to support our work that add to your financial well-being while also potentially increasing the value of your contribution.  

By using one of these donation options, you are contributing to our work expanding democracy, eliminating racial disparities, and promoting racial justice by creating a society that truly offers equality to all Americans. 

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donations are tax-deductible. Our 501c3 letter can be found here

We want you to support the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund with confidence. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we are proud of the way we manage our resources. You can find more information here

If you have made a gift to LDF through our website, you can access your online giving history and update your personal information, email subscriptions, and contribution information through our LDF Self Service Center.  

Not finding what you need? For inquiries on giving to the Legal Defense Fund, please contact us at development@naacpldf.org  or call us at 212-965-2232. 

Make a Gift of Stock or Securities

By donating appreciated property to LDF, you can receive a tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset while avoiding capital gains tax. To learn more, contact us at development@naacpldf.org  or  212-965-2232.

If you choose to donate stock, please ask your broker to provide LDF with your contact details so that we can officially acknowledge your contribution.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Account No. 89407Q27

DTC No. 8862

Tax ID No. 13-1655255

John P. Curti handles LDF’s stock gifts at Merrill Lynch. He can be reached at:
Merrill Lynch
225 Liberty Street, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10281
Phone: 212-236-0310
Fax: 646-461-2353

Give Through Your Family Foundation

LDF has many generous donors who provide support through their family foundations Please contact us at development@naacpldf.org  or  212-965-2232 to discuss funding opportunities that meet your family foundation’s philanthropic goals.

Our 501(c)(3) letter can be found here.

Workplace Giving Options

If your workplace is affiliated with America’s Charities© or the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), you can support our work through automatic payroll deductions. The workplace giving number for the NAACP LDF is 11104.  Check with your Human Resources Office or contact us at  development@naacpldf.org  or  212-965-2232.

Have Your Company Match Your Gift

Many companies and organizations will match or even multiply your charitable contribution, significantly increasing your gift to LDF.  Companies may match many kinds of gifts, including one-time gifts, monthly pledges, workplace giving, and donations of professional services. Check with your employer’s Human Resources Department to see if your gift qualifies for a match.  To learn more, please contact us at  development@naacpldf.org  or  212-965-2232.

Give Through Your Fraternity, Sorority, Professional Network, or Member Organization

Over the years, we have received robust support from the national and local chapters of organizations such as the Links, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; National Smart Set; and other membership and professional groups. If you belong to one of these organizations, urge them to consider a contribution to the LDF Scholarship programs or to support our core work.  To learn more, please contact us at  development@naacpldf.org  or 212-965-2232.

Estate Planning

There are many ways to make a gift to LDF that will not only give you the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing directly to the organization that is America's premier legal organization fighting for racial justice, but also can provide for your own financial well-being and that of your family. 

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Make a Gift Via Wire Transfer

If you are interested in making a gift via wire, please call 212-965-2232 or email development@naacpldf.org.