Contributions to the ACLU Foundation of Virginia are tax-deductible and provide support for both our legal and educational programs.

Donate Online

Click here to make an online one-time tax-deductible donation by credit card* (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)

If you wish to donate and do not have an email address or do not wish to provide it, please donate by mail.

Donate By Mail

You can send checks via U.S. Mail to:
ACLU Foundation of Virginia
PO Box 26464
Richmond, VA 23261
Please make checks payable to: ACLU Foundation of Virginia

Donations of Stock

Because electronic transfers are made without identifying the donor, please alert us in advance about the stock and the number of shares you plan to give, or instruct your broker to do so. You may do so by emailing with the subject line, "Stock Donation" or calling (804) 644-8022.

If you would like to make a gift of securities, instruct your broker to transfer stock to the ACLU Foundation of Virginia through our broker, Davenport & Company, LLC:

DTC Number: 0715
Account Name: ACLU Foundation of Virginia
Account Number: 66100887
Firm Name: Davenport & Company, LLC

IRA Charitable Rollover

The IRA Charitable Rollover was made permanent for 2015 and beyond through a provision of the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015”.

This allows people age 70½ or older to make direct transfers up to $100,000 per year to charitable organizations from their Individual Retirement Accounts, without the withdrawal being treated as taxable income.

  • From which accounts can I make transfers? Transfers must come from your Individual Retirement Account(s) directly to the ACLU Foundation. The Charitable Rollover does not apply to 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plans.
  • To which organizations can I make gifts? You may make gifts to tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations, including the ACLU of Virginia Foundation.
  • How do I make an IRA Charitable Rollover? Contact the financial institution that holds your IRA about how to instruct them to make a direct charitable transfer.  You may instruct them to make a distribution to American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, 701 E. Franklin Street, Ste. 1412, Richmond, VA 23219 Tax ID# 52-1283242.   Please notify us if you would like a sample letter of instruction to send to your financial institution.
  • Benefit of Giving from Your IRA:  Giving directly from your IRA to the ACLU of Virginia Foundation is not considered a taxable withdrawal.  These gifts will be tax free.

Please note: This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your legal and financial advisors to learn how a gift would work in your circumstances. Laws and regulations governing all gifts and availability of certain life income gifts vary by state.

Legacy Gift | Planned Giving

Providing for a future gift to the ACLU of Virginia can be an opportunity to advance the values that have been most important to you in your life. You can continue the fight for justice, equality, and fairness for future generations. The ACLU offers numerous opportunities for planned giving. Click here to learn more about gift planning with the ACLU, or contact Alissa Aronovici, ACLU of Virginia Director of Philanthropy at 804-523-2158.

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