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
Honorary and memorial gifts can be made online or by mail.
Give $20 Campaign & Convention Drawing
Join thousands of Federation members by participating in our annual Give 20 campaign which goes to various Federation funds that support blind people. Your generosity helps us bring blind people to the national convention, maintain resources for innovation and education, provide free white canes, and so much more. This year, our partners at Aira have are matching all contributions up to $25,000. Learn more about how you can contribute and enter the Give 20 convention drawing to win a trip to the next convention!
Give online using a credit card.
Contribute 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, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. If you wish, you can complete and include a general donations form (PDF).
Give by Phone
Make a secure contribution 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.
Monthly PAC Support
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.
Round Up Your Fare with Lyft
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.
Contribute a Vehicle
Donate a vehicle to the NFB by calling 855-659-9314 or by visiting our vehicle donation page for more information.
Donate Household Goods
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
Please contact Patti Chang at 410-659-9314, extension 2422, or [email protected], or visit our planned giving page to learn more.
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].
Support 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.)