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Ways To Give


Important tax-year deadlines for charitable giving:

  • Online donations must be completed by December 31.
  • Checks must be postmarked by December 31.
  • Stock donations should be made by December 24 so that your broker has enough time to make the transfer.


  • Donate Online    or    Give Monthly

    Please read below on how to use other means to donate to APSA.

    Mail a Check

    Donate by mailing your check or money order with the fund of choice noted in the memo line to:

    American Political Science Association
    Attn: Development 
    1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC, 20036



    Stocks and Bonds

    Provide your broker with the stock transfer details below.  To ensure you receive proper credit for your donation, please contact Jason Sapia at 202-349-9357 or [email protected]


    Account Name: American Political Science Association
    Account Number: 32317572
    Brokerage: Vanguard Brokerage Services
    DTC: 0062



    Retirement Accounts (ages 70 ½ or older)

    You may be in a position where you are required to withdraw money from a retirement fund such as IRA.  This income is taxable except when you distribute your funds directly to a charity like APSA.  Ask your IRA administrator about making a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” to APSA.



    Donor Advised Funds

    If you have a Donor Advised Fund, you can simply ask your fund administrator to make a grant to APSA using our Employer Identification Number (EIN): 53-0200001.  To ensure you receive proper credit for your donation, contact Jason Sapia at 202-349-9357 or [email protected]

    Other Options

    AmazonSmile – When you shop online, start at smile.amazon.com and set APSA as your designated charity.  It’s the same Amazon you know, but with a donation to APSA built in at no extra cost to you every time you make a purchase.

    Facebook – Invite your family and friends on Facebook to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or to simply just give.  Facebook has instructions on how to create your own fundraiser. 

    Book Royalties – Make a donation once you have received your royalties or make arrangements through your publisher to have a donation sent directly to APSA.

    Honoraria – Ask your host to donate your honoraria or speaker fees to APSA in your honor.

    Donate without reducing your savings or income:

    • Ask your attorney to add this suggested wording to your will or trust:

      “I give to American Political Science Association, Federal Tax ID 53-0200001, ( _____ percent of my estate or the sum of $_____ ) for its general purposes.”

    • Name American Political Science Association as a future beneficiary of your life insurance policy, retirement plan, or other financial account.