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All membership donations go to support the political work of the Human Rights Campaign, a 501(c)(4) organization. Since our work includes lobbying Congress, according to federal law, your gift can not be classified as tax deductible. For information about giving to the HRC Foundation through the Federal Club Council Program (Annual Gifts of $5,000 or more), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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There are several options for making a donation with the intention of honoring another individual.
HRC membership cards are distributed at the same time annually to all current HRC members, enabling us to reduce the cost of printing and shipping. Please expect to receive your HRC membership card, which typically occurs early each calendar year. New HRC members will receive their cards within 2-3 weeks after their first donation. For additional questions, please contact email@example.com.
HRC does appreciate the thought of incorporating the Human Rights Campaign into your employer's gift matching program. Unfortunately, HRC is ineligible for these kinds of programs due to our 501(c)(4)non-profit classification.
HRC does have an educational and research "arm," the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF), a 501(c)(3) classification. Donations made to HRCF are tax-deductible and eligible for employer matching gift programs. Though they cannot qualify you for an HRC membership, they are put to efficient and effective use. For additional information on donating to the Foundation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, HRC does accept financial support from people outside of the United States. The HRC website does not currently display foreign currencies, but you can enter a US dollar amount along with your own credit card information to make a donation. We do require a US billing address. Or, if you would like to mail a donation via check or money order, we would be happy to process your donation that way. Please note that HRC does not currently mail most membership materials abroad for various reasons related to cost-effectiveness; however, we are always looking to better engage with our supporters abroad and will continue to evaluate these possibilities.
Many people like to leave a gift to charity in their will, trust or by beneficiary designation. We hope you will consider leaving a gift for HRC as a way of ensuring your enduring legacy reflects your commitment to a future of equality and fairness for all. For more information, please visit www.hrc.org/plannedgiving or contact Jade Bristol Verity, Director of Estate Planning, at email@example.com or 866-772-9499.
If you are a Partner ($5 - $99 per month) and wish to make an adjustment to your pledge, you can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-727-4723.
If you are a Federal Club or Federal Club Council member and wish to increase, decrease or cancel your automatic monthly donations, we ask that you please contact us directly for security purposes. Please be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and reason for canceling.
Through research, educational efforts and outreach, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans to live their lives openly and seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality.
The official HRC Annual Report, which is the most thorough and accurate source for our members to determine how their donations are being utilized in the fight for equality, is available online.
HRC makes financial and in-kind contributions to candidates vying for seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives during the election season. HRC’s non-partisan political action committee makes such contributions directly to candidates. Please visit HRC’s Political Action Committee for more detailed information.
HRC does not sell our membership list. HRC exchanges our membership list and occasionally rents portions of the list to other progressive non-profits – including both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ groups. This is a standard industry practice for most membership-based non-profits and enables organizations to engage and activate more individuals in their work thus more effectively implement their missions.
Our members receive notification of this policy following their initial donation to HRC in our membership information packet. Please contact email@example.com to opt out.
When HRC agrees to permit another organization or like-minded business to utilize our list, that use is highly regulated and must meet strict standards. List exchanges occur only through a third party; the company or organization that information is shared with never has direct access to names or addresses. Essentially, each information exchange is only used once. No name is added to the mailing list of any other organizations or companies unless the person directly responds to their offer, i.e. purchasing a magazine subscription or joining that organization.
In an exchange of lists we do not pay or receive any money but simply trade one-time use of a portion of our list. In the occasional instances when we rent our list, an approved renter pays the standard industry rate.
A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. Donor-advised funds can easily be set up through a community foundation or your financial institution. If you already have a donor-advised fund, you may be able to recommend grants to support the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. For more information please contact FedClubCouncil@hrc.org.