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They are the one absolutely reliable source... the most influential outside voice on budget and policy for the poor.

– David Ellwood, Former Dean, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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Ways to Give

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a non-partisan research and policy institute which works at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Donate by Mail

While the Center’s offices have been closed since March 17 due to the coronavirus and stay-at-home mandates, we are able to process and deposit mailed checks received at our offices. Our mailing address is:

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
1275 First St, NE, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20002

If you prefer to wire or use direct deposit to make a gift, please contact Drew Wynn by phone (202-325-8847) or email ([email protected]) for instructions.

Employee Match

Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check with your employer to see if they will match your gift to the Center.

Cash Contributions Under the CARES Act Extended Into 2021

The CARES Act, enacted on March 27, 2020, provides additional tax benefits for charitable cash contributions to qualified public charities (like the Center) made in 2020 and 2021. Individuals who take the standard deduction may deduct up to $300 in charitable contributions. Joint filers in 2021 may take an additional “above the line” deduction up to $600. Individuals who itemize on their 2020 tax returns can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 adjusted gross income. Consult your tax advisor for more detail.

Questions about donations? Contact:

Anna Berman
Development Associate
202-325-8806

See a list of CBPP’s 2020 contributors.

The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Center on Budget on Budget and Policy Priorities as a Section 501 (c) (3) public charity. Gifts to the Center are tax deductible in the U.S.A. Our Federal Tax ID # is 52-1234565.