Ways to Give
Making a Donation
Your contribution is critical to our efforts to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenge racial and economic injustice, and protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Thank you! If you have more questions on different ways to give, please read the frequently asked questions below.
More Ways to Give
Make a Gift Using PayPal
If you would like to make a gift using PayPal, please visit our online donation page and select the “PayPal” option at the bottom of the page. Follow the instructions to log in to your PayPal account and complete the gift.
Donate by Check
To make a donation by check, please mail a check made out to Equal Justice Initiative to our address at 122 Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104. Please include your email address and full mailing address so that we may send you a thank you and donation receipt. Optionally, you may download a donation form to include with your gift here.
Please contact a member of our Development Team at [email protected] or 334-269-1803 before making a stock donation. Please ensure that your brokerage shares your full name, mailing address, email address, and the stock name and number of shares donated so that we may process and acknowledge your gift. EJI only accepts donations of publicly traded marketable securities.
Donate by Phone
To make a donation by credit card over the phone, please call a member of our Development Team at 334-269-1803.
Include EJI in Your Will
With a planned gift, you will help to ensure that the work of our organization endures for many years to come. If you wish to name EJI in your will or estate plan, we should be named as: Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 63-1135091), located at 122 Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104. If you have questions about planned giving, please contact a member of our Development Team at [email protected].
Designate EJI as a Qualified Charity to Receive Distributions from an IRA
Contact your IRA administrator to determine if you qualify. If so, you should instruct your administrator to transfer funds to EJI (Tax ID: 63-1135091). Help us credit your gift and thank you by having your IRA administrator include your full name and mailing address on the gift, and have your administrator note that the transfer is an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution.
Donate via Bank Transfer or Mobile Wallet
To donate directly from a bank account, visit our online donation page, and select the “Bank Transfer” option at the bottom of the page. Follow the instructions to add your bank details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive a receipt?
If you donate online, a donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on the form. If you have not received a receipt, please be sure to check your spam or junk folder. If you contribute via check, please include your email address and we will email you a donation receipt. If you make a recurring gift, you will receive an annual giving statement each year.
To request emailed receipts for future contributions, online or offline, contact us at [email protected] with your full name and mailing address.
How can I get a duplicate copy of a receipt?
Please complete this form and a member of our Development team will reach out with your duplicate receipt.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Equal Justice Initiative is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation. EJI’s federal tax ID is 63-1135091.
Is my online donation secure?
Yes. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. Our online donation form is powered by Classy, so their name may appear on your receipts.
Does EJI share my personal information?
No. We will never sell, trade, publish, or share your personal information.
How do I manage my monthly donation?
If you have an active recurring donation plan, at the bottom of any of your receipt emails, click on the arrow next to “Manage Your Donation”. Create an account, select a username and password and log in. Click “Edit Donation” link in the middle section of the page to change your gift amount, frequency, charge date, update payment information and mailing address or cancel your gift. If this option does not appear, or if you need additional assistance, you can email us at [email protected].
Can my employer match my donation to EJI?
If you or one of your family members works for an organization with a matching gift program, you can double or even triple the impact of your donation. Because each company has a different set of instructions for matching an employee gift, please see your company’s human resources department to confirm whether your gift is eligible for a match. EJI’s federal tax ID is 63-1135091, and our office is located at 122 Commerce Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104.