Frequently Asked Questions About Donating

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Can I make a gift in honor of someone else?

Contributions given in honor or in memory of individuals are a thoughtful way to celebrate shared values. To make a gift in tribute to a friend or loved one, click here. We will send a personalized card to the person you designate, informing her or him of your gift.

Does People For the American Way have a Monthly Giving program?

Yes. Defenders of Democracy give a convenient monthly contribution to People For the American Way through their credit card or checking account. This ongoing support provides People For the American Way with the essential resources we need to defend our cherished civil rights and constitutional freedoms. Please click here to learn more about our monthly giving program and become a Defender of Democracy!

Does People For the American Way offer Youth or Student Memberships?

Yes. In keeping with People For the American Way's goal to identify and invest in young progressive leaders and activists, we offer a special youth and student membership rate of only $20 per year. Fill out this online form to join at the special student rate.

Is my donation to People For The American Way tax deductible?

Because we lobby state legislatures, Congress and the White House to protect freedom and democracy for all citizens, contributions or gifts to People For The American Way are not tax deductible as charitable contributions or as business expenses under IRC§162(e). Click here to make a contribution to People For the American Way.

Our affiliated educational organization, People for the American Way Foundation, is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization to which donations are tax-deductible. PFAW Foundation is absolutely prohibited from participating in political campaign activity and does not participate in lobbying. To make a tax-deductible contribution to PFAW Foundation, for research on the Radical Right and to educate the public and the press about the right-wing agenda, click here. You may also mail a donation to: People For the American Way Foundation, 1101 15th Street, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

How can I change my address, phone number, credit-card number, or other membership information?

To update your address, email or credit card information, please use this online form to contact Member Services. When changing an address, please include both the old and new addresses to ensure that you will not receive duplicate mailings. You may also call (800) 326-PFAW and ask to speak with a Member Services representative or email us directly at membership@pfaw.org.

I receive too much mail. Can I request fewer mailings?

Yes. To request that you receive fewer mailings, please use this online form to contact Member Services. You may also call (800) 326-PFAW and ask to speak with a Member Services representative or email us directly at membership@pfaw.org.

What should I do if I am receiving duplicate mailings?

If you are receiving duplicate mailings, please use this form to contact Member Services. Include your full name and the address to which mailings are being sent. If you are receiving mailings at multiple addresses or to multiple variations on your name, please be sure to indicate which information is correct. You may also call (800) 326-PFAW and ask to speak with a Member Services representative or email us directly at membership@pfaw.org.

Does People For the American Way share member names or mailing addresses with other organizations?

People For the American Way may share member names and mailing addresses with other like-minded organizations that we think our members may be interested in hearing from.

If you do not want People For the American Way to share your name or mailing address with other like-minded organizations, please fill out this online form. You may also call (800) 326-PFAW and ask to speak with a Member Services representative or email us directly at membership@pfaw.org.

I do not want to receive People For the American Way fundraising phone calls. What do I do?

Sometimes when there is an urgent reason or when an immediate action is necessary, People For the American Way will contact members asking them for support.

If you do not want to receive fundraising phone calls from People For the American Way, please fill out this online form. You may also call (800) 326-PFAW and ask to speak with a Member Services representative or email us directly at membership@pfaw.org.

Where can I find your most recent financial information?

People For the American Way Foundation's most recent IRS form 990 is available for download via PDF: