How much is an annual membership with Americans United?

An annual membership with AU starts at $25 a year. (You are, of course, welcome and encouraged to support our work by making a donation at whatever level you can afford!) In addition to providing much-needed funding for our many legal, legislative, grassroots and education efforts, your financial support entitles you to receive 11 issues of our award-winning journal Church & State and periodic updates on pressing religious liberty concerns. Additional benefits are given at higher levels of contribution.

Can I donate / renew / join online?

Yes, using our general donation form here. (If you are already a member of Americans United, your donation will be counted as a renewal donation.)

I’m already giving AU monthly gifts, but need to change my financial info. How do I do that?

Thank you so much for your generous year-round support of church-state separation! Please give us a call at (800) 875-3707 to update your card or bank information, or go here to set up a new enrollment, and then forward your confirmation email to with a note about the change, so we can cancel your old enrollment.

Is AU tax-exempt?

Yes — Americans United is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3, non-profit organization; our Federal ID is #53-0184647.  You may access a copy of our most recent IRS 990 form here.

Are my contributions to AU tax-deductible?

Yes, to a point. If you receive Church & State magazine, $18 is considered its annual subscription fee and is non-deductible. If you choose to receive a premium/thank-you gift during our early-year renewal campaign, its value is also not deductible (the value will be stated on the thank-you letter you receive for your donation). The remainder of your total annual giving — or the entire amount of your annual giving if you opt not to receive these benefits — is deductible to the full extent of the law.  Our Federal ID is #53-0184647.

Will I receive a thank-you letter for my donation?

Yes, Americans United will send you a written acknowledgement of your mailed or phoned-in donation within three weeks of processing your donation, or an email acknowledgement for your online donation immediately, for tax purposes.  Please let us know if you do not receive an acknowledgement for your contribution within three weeks.

I recently joined AU. When will I receive my first issue of Church & State magazine?

You can expect to receive your first issue within five weeks after we process your contribution.

Why did I receive another renewal notice, after having just recently renewed?

Thanks so much for renewing your membership! Remember that mailings are often in preparation up to several weeks before being mailed, so your donation may have been processed just as a reminder was going into the mail.

Can AU help me apply for corporate matching funds from my employer?

Yes. Please obtain a matching gift application form from your employer, complete your portion of the form, and mail it to our Washington, DC address. We will complete our portion of the form after your donation is processed, and will mail the completed form to the appropriate address.

Can I donate a used vehicle to AU?

While we truly appreciate your desire to support AU in this way, we are unable to accept this type of donation.

How do I notify AU of a mailing address update?

We have a new system which will make it easier for you to update your info with us!  Please set up an online account here and provide your new mailing address, and we will link it to your exisiting record in our membership database.

How can I learn more about AU?

You may access our most recent Annual Report here.

I have a question about my membership/contribution that wasn't answered here. Who can help me?

Please contact us via email, or call (202) 466-3234 and ask for the Development Department. If you call before 9 AM or after 6 PM Eastern, please leave a message in voice mailbox 231, and we will respond as soon as possible.