If you believe in the work we do, we invite you to join our community of donors – to provide financial support for the work we do as a movement support organization, and to become partners with us in advancing our radical vision of moving resources from the Global North to the frontlines of grassroots social movements in the Global South.
There are many ways to donate, outlined in the Ways to Give section below.
Sustainers Circle and Leadership Circle
Recurring monthly gifts are especially appreciated, as are multi-year pledges. We form long-term relationships of solidarity with our movement partners, and so it is incredibly helpful if our donors commit to long-term relationships with us.
- Sustainers Circle: If you give online, you can join our Sustainers Circle by designating your contribution to be a recurring monthly donation.
- Leadership Circle: If you would like to join our Leadership Circle by making a multi-year pledge (3-5 years) of a gift of $5K or more, please email email@example.com.
“I have had the opportunity to be on delegations to meet the partners with Grassroots International staff, so I know first-hand how respectfully they work with the groups we met. I love that they make long-term relationships with the groups they fund. So I’m making a long-term relationship with Grassroots International!” —Micky McKinley
We invite our donors not to limit involvement to giving, but also to become actively engaged in our donor community, as a co-creator with us of our praxis of Solidarity Philanthropy.
We have a wide range of opportunities for donors to learn more about our work and the work of our partners, to develop their knowledge and political analysis, to engage in social action that will support our partners’ work, to visit and learn from our frontline partners in the Global South, and to educate and organize other prospective donors. If you are interested in learning more about our donor engagement opportunities and about becoming an active donor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Donor Engagement Opportunities page of our website.
Ways to Give
|Donate Online||Donate once or make a recurring monthly gift using your credit card here.|
|Donate by Check||Please make checks payable to Grassroots International and mail them to Grassroots International, 179 Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.|
|Donate by Electronic Fund Transfer||Please email email@example.com for electronic fund transfer instructions. We recommend this option only for gifts of $5,000 or more.|
|Donate from a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)||To donate from a DAF, you can request a grant distribution through your DAF sponsor. Grassroots International’s Tax ID Number is 04-2791159. When you make a donation through a DAF, we would greatly appreciate it if you would also email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know to expect the donation, so we can connect the donation with you when we receive it.|
|Donate Stocks||Transferring stock electronically is the easiest and quickest way to process your gift. Please provide your broker with the following information:
Account Name: Grassroots International
Please note that when you donate stocks, your name does not typically accompany the transfer of shares. So that we can properly and promptly acknowledge your donation, please email email@example.com to let us know the type of stocks or securities and number of shares you plan to give or call us at 617.524.1400. This applies to anonymous gifts as well.
|Leave a Planned Gift in your Will||Grassroots International accepts gifts by will. You may leave Grassroots International a stated dollar amount, a percentage of your residual estate, or a specific asset. If you have named us in your will, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. How to name Grassroots International in your will:
Legal name: Grassroots International
The following language may be useful: “I give and bequeath to Grassroots International, 179 Boylston Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, [the sum of __________ Dollars ($____)] [ _______ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate], to be used for its general charitable purposes.”
Additionally, Grassroots International has partnered with FreeWill, a platform that allows our donors to make free, legally binding wills and to list Grassroots International as a beneficiary of that will if they wish. To take advantage of this free resource, please visit https://www.freewill.com/grassroots.
|Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA||If you are over age 70½, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA. Because the gift goes directly to the charity without passing through your hands, the dollar amount of the gift may be excluded from your taxable income up to a maximum of $100,000 annually, with some exceptions. Please consult your tax advisor for information regarding your specific exceptions.|