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Ways To Give

We appreciate your support of scholars and students in pursuing their passion for political science. Choose a giving method that's right for you to make a tax-deductible contribution.

To donate stocks or other securities such as bonds or mutual funds, please provide your broker with the following information:

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

When your stock is donated to APSA, we do not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. Please notify Jason Sapia of the APSA Development Team so we can acknowledge your gift at [email protected] or 202-349-9357 and provide:

  • Name of stock
  • Number of shares
  • Your name and address
Please make your check or money order payable to American Political Science Association and mail to the attention of the APSA Development Team at 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20036.
In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift to APSA in your will or trust. Simply share our suggested language with your attorney:

"I give _____% of my estate [or $_____ ] to American Political Science Association, Tax ID 53-0200001, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20036.”

If you have already included APSA in your will, please notify Jason Sapia of the APSA Development Team so that we may acknowledge your support at [email protected] or 202-349-9357. You may also complete our confidential gift intention form.

You can update the beneficiaries of your life insurance policy at any time by simply requesting a new form from your insurer. You can name the American Political Science Association to receive the whole amount or a percentage.
Leaving retirement assets to APSA is easy and you don't need a will. Simply update your beneficiary designation form with your plan administrator.

If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can satisfy all or part of your required IRA distribution for the year by making a direct gift to APSA. Let your IRA administrator know that you want to make a “Qualified Charitable Distribution.”
If you have a donor advised fund, you can recommend how much and how often you want to distribute a donation from that fund to APSA. Simply ask your fund administrator to make a grant to APSA using our EIN: 53-0200001.

You can also name the American Political Science Association as a beneficiary of whatever is left in your donor advised fund after your lifetime. As with retirement accounts and life insurance, it's as easy as updating your beneficiary form.
If you have a publication, you can request that your publisher send your royalty check directly to APSA in support of any one of our funds or programs.

When your royalty check arrives at APSA, we may not receive any information that identifies you as the donor. Please contact Jason Sapia of the APSA Development Team at [email protected] or 202-349-9357 and provide the name of your publication and publisher so we know to expect your gift.

Invite your family and friends to support APSA by hosting a fundraiser to celebrate birthdays and special occasions.

From your Facebook newsfeed, click “create” and select “Fundraiser.” Then type in “American Political Science Association” and Facebook will create a fundraising event for you.

Tips to Increase Your Impact

Shop with 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 built in. On your phone, use the AmazonSmile website instead of the Amazon mobile app. At no extra cost to you, AmazonSmile will automatically donate to APSA every time you shop online.


Invite a friend. The best way to build support for the causes at APSA you care about most is by sharing your personal story of why you chose to support APSA. Talk to two or three friends or family members today and tell them what made you decide to join the community of donors to APSA and encourage them to do the same with a small donation.


Post about your gift. If you use social media, share your reason for giving with the hashtag #GiveAPSA. By helping APSA reach new audiences, you spread the word about how we can help scholars and students benefit from valuable professional opportunities they might not have otherwise.


Take advantage of employer matching. Your employer may match your contribution to APSA dollar-for-dollar. Check with your company's Human Resources team to find out if your donation is eligible.

Important dates to meet tax-year deadlines for charitable giving.
  • Stock donations should be made by December 26, 2019 so that your broker has time to transfer the stocks (Do not sell the stocks first!).
  • Credit card gifts made online or by phone must be completed by December 31, 2019.
  • Checks sent via the U.S. Postal Service to APSA must be postmarked by December 31, 2019.