Ways to Give

You can be a part of our mission to help blind people live the lives we want.

2018 NFB BELL Academy students pose in front of a handmade colorful structure.The National Federation of the Blind relies on the generosity of our supporters to:

  • Distribute free white canes
  • Provide children with Braille and nonvisual skills instruction
  • Introduce blind high school students to STEM careers
  • Advocate for the rights of blind Americans
  • Provide free audio newspaper services
  • Contribute to the development of new technology
  • Provide scholarships to blind students

When I lost my sight, I dreamed of being confident, and I dreamed of being independent and successful. I dreamed of being able to go back to work and go to school. Thank you to the National Federation of the Blind for helping me to make my dreams a reality!

Honorary and memorial gifts can be made online or by mail.

Donate Online

Donate online using a credit card. 

Donate by Mail

Checks can be made out to the National Federation of the Blind and mailed to the National Federation of the Blind, Attn: Outreach, 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. If you wish, you can complete and include a general donations form (PDF).

Donate by Phone

Make a secure donation over the phone by calling 410-659-9314, option 4.

Give a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA and Pay No Taxes

Generally, if all or part of a required minimum distribution (RMD) is given directly to charity, no tax is due on the donated amount. Consider rolling over your RMD to the NFB. Use our IRA Instruction Form to submit to your IRA administrator. Please reach out to Patti Chang at 410-659-9314, extension 2422 for more information.

Planned Giving

Including the National Federation of the Blind in your future or estate plans is a thoughtful way to transform dreams into reality for future generations.

Participating in planned giving ensures the success of future generations. We need to help and encourage our blind youth. That is my inspiration for joining the Dream Makers Circle. — Connie, Dream Makers Circle Member

Please contact Patti Chang at 410-659-9314, extension 2422, or pchang@nfb.org, or visit our planned giving page to learn more.

If you are an estate lawyer, executor, or other personal representative trying to settle an estate, trust, or other security that names the National Federation of the Blind as a beneficiary, please email us at beneficiary@nfb.org.

Donate Monthly

Make recurring monthly donations through direct withdrawals from a checking account or charges to a credit card by signing up for our Pre-Authorized Contribution (PAC) program. To become a PAC contributor, please complete and sign the Pre-Authorized Contribution form (PDF) and return it to our office as instructed on the form.

Donate a Vehicle

Donate a vehicle to the NFB by calling 855-659-9314 or by visiting our vehicle donation page for more information.

Donate Stock

Electronic transfer of stock shares is a secure and expedient way to donate to the NFB. For more information, please email outreach@nfb.org.

Donate through the Combined Federal Campaign

We participate in the Combined Federal Campaign which is the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign. If you'd like to donate through the CFC, we are listed as Blind Federation of America and our CFC number is 11162.

Donate Clothing

If you live in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Virginia, you can donate clothing at a GreenDrop collection site, or you can call 888-610-4632 for home pickup. Learn more at nfbpickup.org.

Start a Facebook Fundraiser

Show your support for the NFB and help raise funds with a Facebook fundraiser.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring an event or program is a great way for corporate donors to get involved and support the NFB. We have sponsorship opportunities available for the NFB National Convention, the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, and more. Please contact Anna Adler at 410-659-9314, extension 2282, or aadler@nfb.org for details.

Gift Recognition Policies

If you are considering a different kind of gift or you would like to know more about our gift recognition policies, please review our gift acceptance and recognition policies.

(The National Federation of the Blind is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization (EIN: 02-0259978) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.)