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. You can be a part of our mission to help blind people live the lives we want.
The National Federation of the Blind relies on the generosity of our supporters to:
- Connect and protect blind people across the country
- Provide children with Braille and nonvisual skills instruction
- Distribute free white canes
- Introduce blind high school students to STEM careers
- Advocate for the rights of blind Americans, including veterans and voters
- Provide free audio newspaper services
- Contribute to the development of new technology
- Provide scholarships to blind students
I wish I could convey the impact that being a member of the National Federation of the Blind has made in my life. My growth has come through the national and state conventions I have attended, trainings held at our national headquarters, and relationships with mentors. I am now confident in my place in this world, as an emerging leader, a strong advocate, and a mentor to my peers. Your donations will have influence in my life and the lives of countless blind people across our nation. — Jesse, North Dakota
Honorary and memorial gifts can be made online or by mail.
Donate online using a credit card.
Donate by Mail
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 at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. If you wish, you can complete and include a general donations form (PDF).
Donate by Phone
Make a secure donation over the phone by calling 410-659-9314, option 4.
Start a Facebook Fundraiser
Show your support for the NFB and help raise funds with a Facebook fundraiser.
Make recurring monthly donations through direct withdrawals from a checking account or charges to a credit card by signing up for our Pre-Authorized Contribution (PAC) program. Please complete the PAC webform to become a monthly contributor or to update your current giving information, or download this PDF form. If you have questions, please email [email protected] or call us at 410-659-9314, extension 2622, or 1-877-632-272 (NFB-2PAC).
Donate a Vehicle
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 Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Virginia, you can donate clothing at a GreenDrop collection site, or you can call 888-610-4632 for home pickup. Learn more at nfbpickup.org.
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.
We think it is important to create a plan to take care of our Federation family and as parents of a blind child, we’ve decided to join the Dream Makers Circle and invite you to join along with us. — Terri, Dream Makers Circle 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.
Give a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA and Pay No Taxes
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].
Donate through the Combined Federal Campaign
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.
Gift Recognition Policies
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.)