|Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
How much of the Center’s expenses go to administrative costs?
The Center spends only 11% of its annual budget on administration and fundraising. The rest of our budget goes directly to support our policy work.
Can I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?
Yes. Please indicate this in the space provided on our on-line donation form. If you would like someone to be notified of your gift, please be sure to fill in their contact information as well.
Can I make an anonymous gift?
Yes. Please make sure to note that you would like to make an anonymous gift.
How do I get my company to match my gift?
Many companies match employee gifts dollar-for-dollar (or more). Often, these programs extend to retirees as well. Talk to your Company’s human resources department about a matching gift.
Can I donate stock?
Yes. Giving gifts of publicly traded stock is a wonderful way to contribute and help us continue our work. A number of our donors have found that giving gifts of stock not only translates into tax savings, but is a quick and easy way to support our programs. If you would like to learn more about how to make a tax-deductible stock donation, please contact our development department at 202-408-1080.
How do I make a lasting gift to the Center?
You can become a “Sustainer” of the Center by naming us as a beneficiary of a planned gift through a bequest, retirement fund, insurance policy, or life income gifts, such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable remainder annuity trusts. Some planned gifts allow donors to enjoy tax and income benefits during their lifetimes while making a significant commitment to the Center. A planned gift to the Center creates a legacy that could make a significant difference for our future. If you would like to explore options or learn more about making a planned gift, please contact our development department.
Does the Center participate in the Combined Federal Campaign?
Yes. The Combined Federal Campaign is the annual fundraising drive for federal employees and military personnel. If you are participating in this year’s campaign, we hope you will support the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities [#11163]. To give to the Center through the CFC, you may now make your designation online, or use your pledge card.
This year, you can find the Center listed in the DC CFC guide distributed by Charitable Choices, and on their website, which provides a profile of the Center.
The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area ends December 31, 2008.
Can I donate through the United Way?
Most United Way campaigns allow you to designate your donation to any nonprofit organization, even an organization that does not normally receive United Way funding. You may simply designate the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on your United Way pledge card. Please check with your local United Way to determine if they allow such designations.
How else can I support the Center?
Another way to support the work we do is to spread the word about our mission and programs to others who would be interested in our work. Please e-mail your friends to tell them about us.
Does the Center share my personal information with anyone else?
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities respects the privacy of our donors. We protect personal information. We do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists. Name, address and other information provided by a donor may be used to provide you with information on the Center’s work, activities, special events, or fundraising needs and to acknowledge donations. If at any time a donor wishes not to be acknowledged or wishes to be removed from any of our communications, they can do so by contacting us by phone at 202 408-1080 or via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly accommodate the request.
Whom do I contact for more information?
Please call our development office at (202) 408-1080 or e-mail email@example.com.