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Donate and receive a free book from IPSClick here to donate to IPS. It's fast, safe, and tax deductible. Alternatively, you can call us or mail a check to the information below. Donors of $100 or $10/month may choose to receive a recent IPS books in thanks.

Who to Contact

For questions about current or planned gifts, pledges and credit card donations by phone, or anything else donations-related, please call 202.234.9382 and ask to speak to Angelique Been or Emily Swift. You can e-mail angelique@ips-dc.org or emilys@ips-dc.org. Or, write them:

Development Department
Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th St. NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Supporting the Institute

Why support the Institute? The Institute for Policy Studies depends entirely on individual donations and private foundation grants to support our work. Please do what you can to keep it vital. Make as generous a gift as you can afford this year, and every year – for the long haul.

Donation Information

The Institute for Policy Studies is organized as a District of Colombia non-profit corporation. We have been designated a 501(c)3 corporation by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to the Institute are tax deductible. The Institute's by-laws prohibit its accepting any government funding for its work.

The Institute has donors at all levels. Some give us $5 or $10/year. Several give at least $100,000 per year. We also have monthly sustainers who allow us to charge their credit cards on a monthly or quarterly basis. We accept donations in whatever form is most convenient and comfortable for you, including cash, credit card, wire transfer, and gifts of appreciated securities, art and/or property. The Institute also operates a charitable gift annuity program.

To make a credit card gift online, either a single gift or a sustaining monthly or quarterly donation, please click here.

We are happy to process donations in other ways, too. You can call us - 202.234.9382 - and we can process a credit card. Of course, we are always delighted to accept a check sent the old fashioned way, made payable to "Institute for Policy Studies" and mailed to us at 1112 16th St., NW, Suite 600. Washington DC 20036.

Please consider a legacy donation to the Institute when you plan your estate. You can also name the Institute as a beneficiary of a retirement or insurance policy. Such bequests, large or small, particularly hearten us because they reflect an understanding that the pursuits of peace, justice and a sustainable environment will require attention for generations to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who to Contact

For questions about current or planned gifts, pledges, and credit card donations by phone, or anything else donations-related, please call 202-234-9382 and ask to speak to Angelique Been or Rachel Queirolo. You can e-mail them at: donate@ips-dc.org. Or, write them:

Development Department
Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th St. NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Donations & Fundraising

The Institute for Policy Studies is organized as a District of Columbia non-profit corporation. We have been designated a 501(c)3 corporation by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to the Institute are tax deductible. IPS' EIN/tax ID number is: 52-0788947.

How is IPS funded?

The Institute for Policy Studies receives about 75% of its income from private / family foundations, about 20% from individual donors, and the remaining 5% from "earned" income (events, tuitions, honoraria, publications, etc.).

Can I get a copy of your most recent annual financial statement/audit?

For a copy of the Institute's most recent audit, contact the IPS Development Office at 202-234-9382 or via email and ask for a copy to be mailed to you.

Can I get a copy of your most recent report to the IRS/990?

Yes. They are available for download here or contact the IPS Development Office for hard copies.
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How is my donation spent?

Currently, the Institute spends about 88% of its revenue directly on program expenses, approximately 12% on overhead expenses including accounting, human resource management, communications, insurance, and fundraising.

Does IPS accept all donations it is offered? Are there any restrictions?

The Institute, since its founding in 1963, has had a policy of accepting no donations from government entities. There are no other formal restrictions with respect to accepting donations. In practice, however, the Institute does not solicit, and rarely accepts, gifts from large corporations.

Donor privacy

The Institute for Policy Studies never shares or sells the names or contact information of its donor lists with any other organizations, individuals or campaigns.

How can I give on a monthly basis?

You can sign up online to be a monthly sustainer of IPS. In fact, setting up regular payments directly helps us reduce administrative costs. Most supporters arrange for a monthly charge to their credit card, which helps us to be more efficient and avoid mailing out reminders.

Do you offer a gift planning program?

Yes. Please consider a legacy donation to the Institute when you plan your estate. You may also name the Institute as a beneficiary of a retirement or insurance policy. Such bequests, large or small, particularly hearten us because they reflect an understanding that the pursuits of peace, justice and a sustainable environment will require attention for generations to come. IPS also has a planned gifts counselor available to offer you confidential and objective advice.