Giving to IPS

Give Online

You can make a gift to IPS today through our online portal. Online giving is the easiest way to help IPS turn our progressive ideas into action.

Monthly Giving

Making a monthly gift allows you to sustain IPS’s work by providing a reliable source of income that we know we can count on. 

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To speak directly with someone about making a gift of any kind, please contact Hollie Ainbinder at or 615-308-4792.

Give by Mail

We receive a substantial portion of our gifts through mail, and these contributions allow us to continue the day-to-day work of building the progressive movement and advancing innovative ideas for social change. To mail in a gift made via check, cash or credit card, fill out this form and send it to:

Development Department
Institute for Policy Studies
1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Planned Giving

The priorities of the progressive movement are constantly evolving. Your legacy gift empowers us to adapt to these changes by guaranteeing a secure future for our progressive public scholarship.

You can make a long-term impact on our work by remembering IPS in your will. Contact us to learn more.

Gifts of Stock

To donate stocks or securities, please contact us at or (202) 787-5201 and let us know which stock and how many shares of it you plan to donate. If your stock is held in a brokerage, your broker can transfer it electronically using the following information:

DTC#: 0015
Account name: Institute for Policy Studies – Reserve Account
For further credit to: 473-038084-008
Brokerage: MorganStanley SmithBarney

Workplace Giving

If you are a federal employee or your company has a matching gift program, workplace giving offers you a unique opportunity to contribute to IPS. Federal employees can donate through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), using IPS’s CFC code, 12787. To learn more about matching gifts, please talk to your company’s human resources department.

2015 Annual Report

Why IPS?

IPS doesn’t accept corporate or government donations. That’s why committed supporters like you are crucial to our mission. Curious how your gift is being spent? Read our 2017 Annual Report, which lays out some of our most impressive accomplishments and details our financials for the past fiscal year.