Set Up Automated Monthly Gifts

Become a member of AU's Madison Society monthly giving program by setting up automated credit card gifts. Your monthly support will enable us to make plans with confidence, knowing we can count on your regular and steadfast support. If you don't want to donate online, please email us for a form that you can print, complete and mail to us to set up an automatic withdrawal from your bank account.)

Note: If you’d like to update your current recurring donation, please visit our Self Service Portal.

Set Up Automated Annual Gifts

Recurring Gift (Annual) form.

Become a Guardian of Freedom

Your generous donation of $1,000 or more will qualify you as an AU Guardian of Freedom, one of a select group of colleagues who have joined together with a common purpose - to defend America's legacy of religious freedom.

Become a Patriot for Freedom

With your donation of $100 or more, you will qualify for AU's special mid-level giving program and will provide critical support for the separation of religion and government.

Give a Gift Subscription of Church & State Magazine

Giving someone a gift subscription to Church & State magazine is a great way to help AU financially and share our work with others.

Donate in Memory or in Honor of Someone

Make a tribute donation to Americans United to honor a special person or event. You can direct us to notify someone about your contribution, or ask that your gift remain anonymous.

Give through your donor-advised fund

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) can be a tax-advantageous way to give. If you have a donor-advised fund with any provider, please consider making a distribution to Americans United. This online tool allows you to communicate your wishes, share the details of your gift, and can help you navigate to your provider.

Give Stock

If you would like to transfer your appreciated assets you can:

Give Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)

Donors 70.5 and older are eligible to make a tax-free donation directly from their IRA to AU called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). QCDs allow donors to give up to $100,000 per year, tax-free, regardless of whether or not they itemize deductions on their tax returns. If you are 72 or older, a QCD can count towards your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). If you are interested in giving from your IRA, use this online tool to give now. You can either complete the paperwork online or print out the forms you need and complete your gift offline.

Make a Bequest

A planned gift is any gift other than an outright gift of cash, with a financial benefit both to Americans United and to you. Examples include a bequest, a charitable remainder trust, and a beneficiary designation of an insurance policy or IRA. We can provide information and guidance on any aspect of planned giving by email, telephone or through a personal visit.

If you are ready to begin your legacy with AU, use FreeWill, a free, online will-writing tool. It guides you through the process of creating a legacy in 20 minutes or less. Get started today! Have you already created a gift to AU in your will or trust? Fill out this form to let us know!

Support AU through Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Americans United every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you start shopping here, you’ll find the same low prices and selection as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to AU. 

Use Employer Matching

If your employer sponsors a corporate matching gifts program, your contribution to AU may be eligible to be doubled or tripled. Find out more from your HR or personnel department or contact AU's Development Department by email for more information. If you have a form from your employer, complete your portion and mail it to AU Development Department (address at the bottom of this page) along with or after making your contribution, and we'll take care of the rest.

To donate to AU by mail, send a check made out to Americans United - or your credit card number with expiration date and security code, and the amount of your gift - to the address at the bottom of this page.

To donate to AU by phone via credit card, call (202) 466-3234 ext. 213.

Americans United is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations beyond the $5.00 value of a subscription to Church & State magazine are deductible to the full extent of the law.

Have questions? Read the Donation FAQs (frequently asked questions).