Donation FAQs

We answer your frequently asked questions about donating to the Shriver Center on Poverty Law.

The Shriver Center is fiscally responsible and accountable to our donors, our supporters, and the communities we serve. Your donation helps us build a future free from racism, poverty, and the interlocking systems designed to keep those inequities alive. Get answers to frequently asked questions about donating to the Shriver Center below.  

Is my gift tax-deductible?  

The Shriver Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our federal tax-identification number is 36-3151279. 

Is my online gift secure? 

Yes! Our payment processor adheres to stringent data security standards set by the Payment Card Industry (PCI). Your credit card information is encrypted, and we never have access to your card information.  

Can I make a donation by mail? 

Yes! Please make your check out to “Shriver Center on Poverty Law” and mail it to: 
Shriver Center on Poverty Law 
67 E. Madison St., Suite 2000 
Chicago, IL 60603 

Can I change my monthly gift amount 

Yes, you can modify your monthly gift at any time! Please contact Erin Dowland Kabwe at 312.809.8144.  

Do you accept gifts other than cash?  

In addition to cash, we accept gifts of stock and other marketable securitiesbequests, and beneficiary designations under certain kinds of trusts. We also welcome gifts directed through a donor advised fund. For more information, please contact Erin Dowland Kabwe.

My company matches my gifts to 501(c)(3) organizations. Is the Shriver Center eligible to receive this type of match? 

Yes, the Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Shriver Center as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Please contact Erin Dowland Kabwe if you need further assistance with a matching gift.  

May I see your financial statements? 

Our recent audited financial statements and tax filings are available on our website.  

Will the Shriver Center rent, sell, or trade my personal information?  

No. It is the Shriver Center’s policy not to sell or share constituent contact information or lists without the donor’s permission.  

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