The National Federation of the Blind is a diverse community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Our generous supporters help us provide:
- Community, connections, and mentors for blind people across the country
- Braille and nonvisual skills instruction for children
- Free white canes
- Introduction to STEM careers for blind high school students
- Advocacy for the rights of blind Americans, including veterans and voters
- Free audio newspaper services
- Scholarships to blind students
“My determination, mentors, and the National Federation of the Blind helped change my life trajectory. After being introduced to the NFB, I began to further embrace my potential. Most importantly, I was a confident, independent woman who just happened to be blind.” – Member from Ohio
You can be a part of our mission to help blind people live the lives we want. There are many ways you can give:
- Give Online
- Contribute by Mail
- Give by Phone
- Start a Facebook Fundraiser
- Monthly Support
- Round Up Your Fare with Lyft
- Contribute a Vehicle
- Donate Household Goods
- Planned Giving
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA
- Contribute Stock
- Combined Federal Campaign
- Additional Information: Gift Recognition Policies
Give online using a credit card.
Checks can be made out to the National Federation of the Blind and mailed to the National Federation of the Blind, Attn: Outreach, 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. If you wish, you can complete and include a general donations form (PDF).
Make a secure contribution over the phone by calling 410-659-9314, option 4.
Show your support for the NFB and help raise funds with a Facebook fundraiser.
Make recurring monthly gifts through direct withdrawals from a checking account or charges to a credit card by signing up for our Pre-Authorized Contribution (PAC) program. To become a PAC contributor, please complete the form at nfb.org/pac.
The organized blind movement has joined the Lyft Round Up & Donate program, so you can contribute every time you ride with Lyft. The program will round up the cost of your ride to the nearest dollar and contribute the difference. In the Lyft app, simply go to the menu, navigate to donate, and select National Federation of the Blind.
Donate a vehicle to the NFB by calling 855-659-9314 or by visiting our vehicle donation page for more information.
If you live in Pennsylvania or Maryland, you can donate household goods at one of three NFB GreenDrop collection sites:
- 10 Stemmers Run Road, Baltimore, MD 21221
- 260 Schuykill Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
- 102 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355
Host a Savers FUNDrive®
You can sign-up and coordinate a FUNDrive® to benefit the National Federation of the Blind. A FUNDrive collects household goods in the name of the National Federation of the Blind, all proceeds from the donated goods support our programs. You can go to https://fundrive.savers.com/ to learn more about this donation program.
Including the National Federation of the Blind in your future or estate plans is a thoughtful way to transform dreams into reality for future generations.
“James and I joined in 2011 when he started losing his vision. The NFB gave us the resources and confidence to live the lives we wanted. James passed in January 2021 and I have continued to be active. I recently had to update my will and I included the National Federation of the Blind. I know that James inspired me to be my best and I will continue to do all I can to pass that on to others. Thank you for keeping his light burning.” – Sylvia, NFB member
If you are an estate lawyer, executor, or other personal representative trying to settle an estate, trust, or other security that names the National Federation of the Blind as a beneficiary, please email us at [email protected].
Sponsoring an event or program is a great way for corporate donors to get involved and support the NFB. We have sponsorship opportunities available for the NFB National Convention, the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, and more. Please contact Anna Adler at 410-659-9314, extension 2282, or [email protected] for details.
Generally, if all or part of a required minimum distribution (RMD) is given directly to charity, no tax is due on the donated amount. Consider rolling over your RMD to the NFB. Use our IRA Instruction Form to submit to your IRA administrator. Please reach out to Patti Chang at 410-659-9314, extension 2422 for more information.
Electronic transfer of stock shares is a secure and expedient way to donate to the NFB. For more information, please email [email protected].
We participate in the Combined Federal Campaign which is the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign. If you'd like to donate through the CFC, we are listed as Blind Federation of America and our CFC number is 11162.
If you are considering a different kind of gift or you would like to know more about our gift recognition policies, please review our gift acceptance and recognition policies.
(The National Federation of the Blind is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization (EIN: 02-0259978) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.)