Where to Give

Thanks to supporters like you, IPS thrives with a vital combination of strong programs, effective leadership and management, and good financial health. You can give to IPS’s greatest needs, or direct your giving to any of our five program area funds. Each fund supports a combination of programs, projects, and special initiatives created and implemented in support of our mission, vision, and values.

Show your lasting support for progressive social change – today, tomorrow, and forever. IPS has partnered with FreeWill, a secure online estate planning resource that empowers you to protect the people and causes you care about. When you include a legacy donation to IPS, you support our movement for generations to come and have the power to designate your gift to any of the impact areas outlined below. Get started on your legacy for justice today.

Program Area Funds

Economic Justice

Your gifts to our economic and racial justice​ fund supports our work​ to promote labor rights, expose CEO-worker pay disparity and other forms of extreme wealth concentration at the top, as well as to end poverty — specifically, the racialized criminalization of poverty.
Black Worker Initiative
Criminalization of Race & Poverty
Drug Policy
Global Economy
Peace Economy Transitions
Program on Inequality and the Common Good

Climate Justice

Your gifts to our climate justice fund supports our work to advocate for climate finance, end natural resources extraction, promote clean energy alternatives, and make linkages between climate justice and inequality in the Global South and in the U.S.
Climate Policy Program
Drug Policy
Peace Economy Transitions

Global Peace

Your gifts to our peace and foreign policy fund supports our work to advance diplomacy and human rights, curb military spending and interventions, end the drug war, and ensure global trade agreements respect people and the environment.
Climate Policy Program
Drug Policy
Foreign Policy In Focus
Global Economy
New Internationalism
Peace Economy Transitions

Leadership Development

Your gifts to our community engagement and leadership programs fund supports our commitment to pay our interns, and provide them with a high-quality curriculum to prepare them for leadership in a social justice career, to develop and sustain innovative community leadership programs in Boston, D.C., and Baltimore.
Landau Fellowship
New Economy Maryland Fellowship Program
New Mexico Fellowship
Newman Fellowship
Next Leaders Program
Ratner Middle East Fellowship


Your gifts to our innovation fund supports the Institute’s ability to remain nimble and attentive to the needs of movements, achieve short-term and long-term policy change, and continue the incubation of new ideas, actions, and collaboration across issues. Gifts to our innovation fund are 100% unrestricted, giving the Institute the greatest flexibility in addressing our greatest needs.
Core Programs
Institutional Advancement

Help IPS turn progressive policy ideas into action.

Everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Together, we must speak truths to power and challenge the structures that keep us from realizing our full potential as human beings, members of society, and keepers of this planet.

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Endowment Opportunities

IPS is committed to creating sustainable sources of income to support the growth of our community of progressive public scholars, especially the next generation of activists and scholars who come from historically marginalized communities. We currently have five endowment opportunities available.

There are many ways you can contribute to an endowment, including planned gifts. To learn more, please contact Brittany Alexander, at brittanya@ips-dc.org or 202-787-5201.

Raskin Freedoms Fund

Ensure that IPS co-founder Marcus Raskin’s spirit would inspire and focus the Institute’s work for generations to come. It is a restricted fund, designed to nurture growth and innovation. Each year, the Fund’s earnings will be available for Institute operations.

Saul Landau Next Leaders Fund

Honor the life and irreverent work of longtime IPS Fellow Saul Landau, as well as his legacy of fostering rising activists. It is a restricted fund, created to provide a sustaining source of income for our Next Leaders program, which offers paid internships positions.

New Mexico Fellowship

Send a New Mexico college graduate and activist to DC to learn policy analysis and development, and to make linkages between national policy and state and local policy. IPS would like to establish an endowment fund of $120,000 per year to sustain this fellowship for the long-haul.

Newman Fellowship

Support a young scholar with an interest and talent in applying innovative communications skills to support the dissemination of progressive ideas and linkages across movements. The year-long fellowship was established through an endowment by Carol Jean and Edward F. Newman.

IPS Affiliated Projects

The Institute for Policy Studies houses affiliate projects which align with our mission and values. We’re currently partnered with the following affiliate projects. Click below to donate directly to one of our affiliate projects.

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is a tax-exempt 501c3 organization. Contributions to IPS are tax-deductible to fullest extent of the
law. Our employer identification number is 52-0788947. Donor recognition is based on the fiscal year January 1 – December 31.
Questions? Email donate@ips-dc.org or call 202-787-5201.